Fundraising race planned for Catlins

22:45, Sep 19 2012
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Round the Edge co-ordinator Lisa Dermody.

An annual ‘‘Amazing Race’’ style event which promotes the south Catlins area is being held again this year.

Event co-ordinator Liza Dermody said the Round the Edge race would be held on November 3, starting at the Tokonui Rugby Club before leading contestants through various locations in the south Catlins.

Entry would cost $150 for a team of two and entry was limited to a maximum of 30 teams, Ms Dermody said.

The competition was based on the television programme ‘‘The Amazing Race’’ and combined driving skills with problem solving.

‘‘Teams of two driving round the Catlins, solving clues, having competitions and facing mystery challenges made the race quite unique. It’s not just about driving, it’s not just a car race but more of an adventure,’’ she said.

Teams were also being encouraged to get sponsorship, she said.

‘‘It is a fund-raising event and the team who manages to get the most sponsorship gets an edge in the competition,’’ Ms Dermody said.

The race, run by the South Catlins Development and Environmental Charitable Trust, would help raise awareness of the unique nature of the region, she said.ntsG Money raised would go towards improving facilities at Curio Bay.


The Southland Times