For the past three days, 17-19 April, RWNZ members and friends participated in the Triple F Challenge. They pedaled nearly 150 Kilometres of the Otago Central Rail while others walked up to 14 kilometres each day to selected scenic areas.
The Triple F Challenge stands for Fitness Fund and Friendship and all three came in spades during this bi-enniel event.
“The fact that there were 90 participants this year made it also a 90 for 90 event! Special guest, Julie Woods who is a Blind Foundation Ambassador and her husband Ron rode the Trail with us on a tandem bike sponsored by Trail Journeys.” Says Margaret Pittaway, National RWNZ Councillor for the Southern Region.
A tradition of the Triple F is an introduction to the sport of curling at the International Rink in Naseby. “With Otago’s Scottish Heritage, this is a very fitting sport to participate in, and the enthusiasm and noise that is generated has to be experienced.” Says Margaret.
“Since its inception in 2007, the region has hosted nearly 500 participants and raised over $10,000 for charities. This year the charity of choice was the Blind Foundation. Its popularity keeps growing under the guidance of our Committee Camp Mother, Pat Macaulay and planning is already underway for 2017!”
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