As usual this time of year Christmas has come hurtling up over the horizon at a frightening rate. The Curekids Great Adventure Race team have been acutely conscious of this.
The beautiful but slightly enervating heat that we have been treated to in the last few weeks does not naturally encourage strenuous exertion but that has not prevented the dedicated team from continuing to work hard on their personal training and fundraising activities.
One of our team members Gemma completed a half Ironman in Taupo last week, frightening the life out of her colleagues in the process with her fitness and determination. Continuing the tradition of things not going exactly to plan Gemma experienced a number of tech challenges but she managed to overcome these and finish very creditably in the middle of the field.
Some very generous donations from supporters for Gemma's Iron (Wo)man - thanks Lululemon - have helped to push our total fundraising along nicely.
We have also completed another fundraiser with our Ride in a Tesla event in conjunction with our friends at Charge.net despite poor weather on the day and the failure of our coffee cart to show up, a decent amount of cash was raised.
The most exciting news is that Rebecca has been organizing a comedy night event in Auckland City and is hoping to get some big-name acts to come along and give us a fun night to help the cause. Watch the space for details in early 2018.
So with around three months to go until the start gun for the Great Adventure Race the team is in good heart and making excellent progress.