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At the beginning of the 2011/2012 Cudgen Headland Surf Life Saving season, a fundraiser idea was born and came to fruition with the first of three races held in December 2011.

The aim of the event was to promote fun, fitness and friendship and encourage participation regardless of ability and of course to raise much-needed funds for the surf club. The way it works is that the person you are competing against is yourself. From race to race, year to year, you can compare the times for the event with one you have recorded previously. It was named ‘The Kingscliff Turbine Swim Run Series’ and due to a small band of very hard workers this event became a success. Over the the first three races there were 150 ‘competitors’, and the event is continuing.

This is a fun community fitness event open to all ages. It involves a 350m flat-water swim in Cudgen Creek and a 4km run. All participants begin the swim leg in the creek then transition to compete the run leg and finish at the surf club. Competitors range from beginners looking to improve their fitness, aspiring athletes, old hands and teams of two, all who thoroughly enjoy the Kingscliff Turbine Swim Run Series. There are random prize draws at the completion of the last race where all competitors have the opportunity to win some fabulous prizes – the club gratefully thanks local business people who support this event and also Bolle and the Jet Star Gold Coast Titans.

This is not a shared event; it is 100 per cent ‘home grown’, which means 100 per cent profit goes to the surf club. The campaign for the 2012/2013 season is Challenge – yourself, your friend, your work mate, your team members. It was with the start of the 2012/2013 surf-club season that the club launched and introduced the new name, the Kingy Challenge. Exciting things are happening with the Challenge this year so go have a look.

For more information visit: www.kingychallenge.com.

 

 

 


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