Geraldine set for Amazing Race

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All set for The Amazing Race are, from left, John Jensen, Chania, Hosanna and Ariella Woods and Corey Woods.

By John Keast

Ready for the Amazing Race are, from left, John Jensen, Chania, Hosanna and Ariella Woods and Corey Woods. Fun challenges and good prizes await entrants in Geraldine’s third Amazing Race, set for Saturday April 28.

Co-organiser Corey Woods said 50 prizes were on offer, including flights and a stay at Ohau Lodge.

Twenty seven teams took part last year and organisers are hoping for more this year.

Mr Woods said team sizes varied – from two people to the number of people who could fit in a car.

Four or five worked best, he said.

Teams faced six challenges, including a food challenge, a DIY or practical challenge, an obstacle course, and a craft course.

Mr Woods said for some challenges, one member of the team might be better than others.

Cryptic clues were given for the challenge locations.

Mr Woods said about 10 people were involved in putting together the clues and challenges, with about 25 helping on the day.

The Amazing Race, billed as a community event for the family, is run by St Andrew’s Church in Geraldine.

Team numbers would be capped at around 40.

Businesses had been very supportive, and teams could pre-register at amazingrace@gmail.com or at Facebook:Amazing Race Geraldine.

The challenge starts at noon.