We celebrated Aspire’s 8th Anniversary on Friday by participating in The Amazing Race through the Perth CBD. Our office was divided into two teams –
Team Incredible with Georgia, Jemma, Trevor and Malcolm
Team Awesome with Lauren K, Sheevaun, Jess, Maddy and Linda
The first task was to find a statue which was located at Cloisters Square, so we all raced to catch the bus from the office. From there, both teams were given selfie sticks and a list of objects we had to find and take photos with, making sure that all team members were in the photo. Team Awesome headed down towards Elizabeth Quay and the Stirling Gardens to hit up the major landmarks, while Team Incredible gathered their points in the Murray and Hay St Malls. When our time was up, we had to make our way to Kings Park to take on some more challenges including mini-golf, memory games, matching famous historic people from Perth to their occupations and
treasure bandanna hunts.
The final task was to choose between two options, “Items” or “People”. Team Awesome chose items, where we had to locate certain things in the nearby area and take photos of them, and Team Incredible chose people, where they had to complete a ‘Who am I’ challenge and find the statues of the related person. Both teams made their way back into the city from Kings Park to finish line at Wolflane where Paul was waiting for us.
Team Awesome got to the finishing point first, but in the end it was Team Incredible who reigned victorious! The prize for first place was $100 donated to Team Incredible’s selected charity, Jeans for Genes – supporting the Children’s Medical Research Institute in finding ways to treat and prevent childhood sicknesses and genetic diseases; and a second prize of $50 was also awarded to Team Awesome for their selected charity, Beyond Blue – whose aim is to raise awareness and provide information and support to Australians who are affected by mental health issues such as depression and anxiety.
After the hard race, we enjoyed a well-deserved meal together and started the weekend with high spirits and low energy. A huge thank you goes out to Paul Beckers, who did an amazing job organising the whole race. We really appreciate the amount of planning and effort that would have gone in for it to run so smoothly.