Adventurers brave the wet

200 people competed in The Frazzled Kiwi Adventure Race at AJ’s Park. Photo – Michael Jeans.

Last weekend’s dreary weather didn’t stop 200 people from taking part in The Frazzled Kiwi Adventure Race at AJ’s Park in Horahora on Sunday.

Keen adventurers of all ages took on the two to three-hour challenge of navigating their way through farmland – with lots of mud included – finding checkpoints, solving mystery activities, crawling under a cargo net and even running through the frigid waters of Karapiro.

Cambridge’s Hicks family, made up of Anna, James, Thomas, Kate and Lucy finished first in the family of 4-5 people category, and the local Langman family of Andrew, Elise and Ava finished second in the family of 2-3 people category.

Tamahere students Kaitlyn Meinung, Aliya Berry, Quin McLeod, Payton Spencer and Will Martin also finished second in the high school students category.

“It was great to see the children do so well and out there challenging themselves,” said Fiona Cleghorn from Soaked in Adventure, which organised the event. “The course was designed so that it’s achievable but also challenging enough to give that sense of accomplishment.”

Families took on an achievable but challenging course. Photo – Michael Jeans.

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