More than $20,000 was raised for the first annual Williams Lake and District Boys and Girls Club Capital One Race for Kids, held Saturday.
The event saw 13 teams of four traversing the city by foot to several checkpoints to complete a number of zany challenges in a race to the finish line.
Challenges included firing a charged fire hose at a target, painting a team portrait, shooting pool while wearing drunk goggles, riding a tricycle around a market course, shooting a Nerf gun at a target while handcuffed, digging for pieces then completing a puzzle, among several others.
WLDBGC operations co-ordinator Stefanie Hendrickson said following the race they couldn’t be more pleased with the response from the community.
“It was awesome,” she said. “We’re getting fantastic feedback. I was asking teams what their favourite checkpoints and least favourite checkpoints were and they were having a hard time coming up with least favourites.”
She said hopefully the race will continue to grow as word of mouth spreads.
“It also wouldn’t have been possible without the amazing amounts of volunteers who all did a fantastic job,” she said.
Winners were awarded prizes, while the top local fundraiser — Krista Gerrior, who raised $2,780 — earned a WestJet voucher for two to fly anywhere the airline flies.
First place went to I-B-Pro-Fun!’s team of Kelsey Callander, Christy Smith, Lisa Hutchinson and Shannon Thom, who completed the race course in one hour and 30 minutes.
Second place was I Hurt So Good’s Carol Anne Dikur, Colleen Lord, Jhed Gerrior and Ryan Lord.
Third went to the Tenacious Warriors’ Amelia Chauvette, Stacy Wong, Mark Gracia and Mason Wong.
For a photo slideshow of the event visit www.wltribune.com.