As the Slow Festival (25- 27 March) draws closer, the news is out that another new event will be added to the programme this year, namely a treasure hunt called The Amazing Race. Gerhard Bezuidenhout, travel and adventure enthusiast will be organizing this exciting event with Masithandane nominated as the beneficiary.
The new event is set to take place on Friday 25th March, starting at the Steam Whistle Stop (Train Station) in Sedgefield and will take in all the spectacular scenery from Hoekwil to Karatara and the areas in between. The route returns to Sedgefield and ends with a prize giving on the Village Green, the hub of the Festival.
“The event is based on FUN and everyone is a winner” said Gerhard. “Teams of a maximum of 5 people per vehicle will receive a route schedule in which they must find and photograph the answers along the route (everyone has a cell phone camera).” He smiles slyly and adds, “You will need eyes at the back, and sides, of your heads as well as a car full of fun-spirited occupants.”
Points are scored with CORRECT answers and if there is a tie, the result will go on an ‘ideal time’ which will be set by the organizers and not known to the teams. The event is not based on speed, is approximately 75km’s and could take up to 3-4 hours to complete. Bezuidenhoudt adds, “On the ball teams may take 1hr 30 to complete the route however the ideal time will be somewhere between the 1hr30 and 3hrs.”
Pre-entries can be done at the Sedgefield Tourism office or at the Slow Festival gazebo on the Village Green on the day of the event and the cost is R125.00 per vehicle. Teams will need a Clipboard, a pen, some form of camera, some refreshments and snacks and most importantly, a car full of fun-seeking adventurers.