The Great K Valley Adventure Race is back for a second year! The event runs along the cycleways in and around Tauranga’s Kopurererua Valley (K Valley) and will be held on Sunday 3 March 2019.
The race combines a scavenger hunt, mountain biking, map reading and puzzle solving – all by bicycle. Either as a team or individually, the event combines the best of all disciplines to locate clues and discoveries hidden in K Valley, culminating to solve an overall puzzle.
Supporting local charities in need
Hosted by Rotary Tauranga Sunrise, the fundraising adventure race is designed to be lots of fun for families, adventurers, friends and workmates. Winning requires a little luck, plenty of willpower and some mastery! Over 100 people took part last year, raising approximately $1,400 for the Graeme Dingle Foundation.
This fundraiser will allow Sunrise to continue their work supporting local charities in need. Committee chairman Warren Scobie was really pleased with the result.
“It really exceeded our expectations,” said Warren.
“We ended up with 104 registered people – which was made up of teams and individuals. There were a lot of families who participated which was what we were also aiming for.”
Warren explained, “The racing, along with the puzzle elements of the challenge became a leveller among those taking part, so a person’s fitness or cycling skill wasn’t so important in the end”.
Families can enter up to five riders, with one or two adults, and children of any age riding in a family group.
Corporate and team entries are made up of up to four riders aged 13 years and older.
The event runs from 12.30pm to
Entries can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning Warren on 027 692 7736 or Rhonda on 027 496 7328.