Race to Shine on 2 May 2014 is an event across Australia in support of the Starlight Children's Foundation who work to transform the experience of hospitalisation and treatment for seriously ill children and their families.
Exact locations to be released closer to the date but the preliminary details are:
NSW: Sydney City 9:00am-12:30pm VIC: Melbourne City 9:00am-12:30pm SA: Adelaide City 9:00am-12:30pm QLD: Brisbane City 9:00am-12:30pm WA: Perth City 9:00am-12:30pm
So what is it? If you've watched the Amazing Race on TV then you have an idea of what it involves but for those who haven't seen the reality TV show - in teams you follow clues and complete challenges at checkpoints involving food relays, photo tasks etc.. simple enough but can you work out the clues? Can you complete the challenges? How good are your teamwork skills? How much can you help raise money for the Starlight Children's Foundation?
For those who are worried about fitness levels - there is no preparation or training required and the event is suitable for any age or fitness level.
I've participated in a similar event run by the Sydney group - Great Race and it was lots of fun, we got to explore our own city and explore places we had never been to, we got a fair bit of exercise (mainly because we got lost) and tried something different.