With the club’s fundraising plans scuttled by the Covid-19 lockdown periods during 2020, the recent Enduro fundraiser at Red Beach was a shot in the arm for the club. More than $11,000 was raised from sponsorship pledges through the efforts of club members.
The event, held on the water on Saturday 14 November, involved the entire club, from 10-year-old Juniors through to Masters. Dress-up was the theme and colourful costumes were very prevalent.
The challenge for club members was to collect sponsorships and to complete as many kilometres as they could by running, paddling, or swimming over a set course, for either two hours or three hours, depending on age. Each participant was able to choose their discipline … ski, board, swim, run, or surf canoe.
The club’s Juniors paddled from 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm, while the Seniors and Masters were out on the water from 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm.
At a get-together in the clubrooms at the conclusion of the Enduro, prizes were awarded in each age division for the most sponsorship collected and the best costumes.
Senior : Most funds raised:
1st - Ruth Kayes $1400; 2nd - Jack Gavin $948; 3rd - Emily Lyndon $605
Junior : Most funds raised:
1st - Millie Russell $540; 2nd - Grace Giles $405; 3rd - Hope Duffett $360
Best Group Costume - Emma Giles, Teresa Sell, Maddie Rist, Aylssa Howe
Best Masters Costume - Brendon Rutledge-Malyon, Justin Savage, Scott Malyon, Rob Harwood
Best Senior Female Costume - Mary Kramer
Best Senior Male Costume - Dylan French
Best Junior Girl - Charlize Rolston
Best Junior Boy - Jack Rogers, Harry Short