NZHL XRACE – the family adventure race – returns to Cambridge this week.
Sort of like The Amazing Race, XRACE is a mystery adventure race made up of a parent and child. The duos race together side-by-side against other family teams to complete ten mystery challenges, a mixture of fun tasks which carry life skills as well.
Last year more than 600 Cambridge entrants took place, with father-daughter duo winners Hamish Martin and Kyla Kerr-Rushbrooke taking it out in a speedy 40 minutes and 35 seconds.
XRACE director Tamara Hermans said the event is a real, authentic bonding experience.
“The XRACE course always rewards the teams that work together,” she said. “Easier said than done!”
The 2018 Cambridge leg is being held this Friday, March 23 at Lake Te Koo Utu. With the average distance between challenges 300m, families of all fitness levels can sign up – a parent and their child aged six to 14 years old.
Tamara said the competition is not always the focus.
“The teams can choose their pace and go as slow or fast as they want. Completing the course is the goal.
“This is what XRACE is all about. The day a mum gets to race side-by-side with her son, a dad with his daughter, or vice versa.”
Families can still enter via the event website www.xrace.co.nz.