18 Sep 2018

Tuesday 18 September 2018

On Saturday 8 September a group of six senior students headed to Woodhill forest to take part in the annual Rescue Run fundraiser race to raise money for New Zealand lifesaving services. The six students Fraser Hardy, Allanah Roberton, MadielineMcConnell, James Wharton, Matthew Caro, and Sherkahn Mazari ran twenty kilometers of hard terrain on the day, raising $2,500 for Youth Line.

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This great event consisted of five different courses from New Zealand’s Rescue services. The Police, NZ Surf lifeguards, NZ Fire Service, Search and Rescue and St Johns ambulance. Each service set challenges ranging from running through a flood event to rescuing a person from the forest.

These events all provided us with a real experience of what it is like to be a member of each respected service. After four hours of running through sand, mud and many more terrains the group finally made it to the finish line. With our fair share of obstacles, the team was ready for the Parakai Springs to cool off and celebrate. The whole group loved the experience and will treasure the memories for life.

Our King’s team came second in the school section. Our team would like to say a huge thank you to everyone in the community that donated to our team – we appreciate your support for such a worthy cause.

Fraser Hardy (Year 13, Selwyn)