The Shire Amazing Race is going to be a lot of fun with a day full of surprises, prizes, twists, turns and entertainment. Based on the TV show with clues and challenges, it is on Saturday, March 21 and you can register online here. Once you register you will be sent more information and, on the big day, the schedule is…
Arrive at 8:00am at Gunnamatta Pavilion to collect your race pack and at 8:45 get the race briefing with race start at 9:00am. You and your team mate will receive the clue sheet and then it is time to choose your race strategy – do you take time to pre-plan the route to what you think will get you through quickest – or just do the old ‘bull-at-a-gate’ and tackle the clues as they pop up? There could be some turtle & hare, brains versus brawn tactics needed!
The race finishes at 3:00pm and you have to cross the line before that time to be eligible for prizes. While the results are worked out there’s heaps to keep you amused – music, sausage sizzle, drinks, massages and even more challenges if you are up for more fun. At 4:00pm, results will be announced and prizes awarded. Prizes will be given for the most number of points scored in the least amount of time and for fundraising.
There are three categories – there is Competitive – for those who want to take on the opposition and really go for it… there is the Social category for those who want the fun without too much exertion. Run some of the way, jog or walk some of the way, take time out for a coffee and some clue pondering… and there is the Inclusive category for those who want to participate but may need the help of a parent, partner or carer.
The minimum age is 12 years as long as your team partner is over 18 years of age.
The event has been designed for any skill level and a moderate fitness level. The race can be completed at your own pace – whatever you feel comfortable with. As a guide, if you are healthy, can swim 50 metres comfortable and walk at least 10km over a six hour period, you’ll be fine!
There will be 20 amazing challenges throughout Greater Cronulla and included in the entry fee each team will receive a race t-shirt and bib for each member, clue sheet, map, bus timetable, all equipment and props for the activities, free water stations, showbag full of goodies (at the finish), completion certificate, team photo, prizes and trophies for the placegetters and top fundraisers, sausage sizzle and… an amazing day!
If you are visiting Cronulla for the Shire Amazing Race (or any reason!), Rydges Cronulla can look after all your accommodation needs.