10th Annual Great Wheelbarrow Race Team Supports Tangaroa Blue!

2013 Flotsam JetsamThe 10th Anniversary of the Great Wheelbarrow Race was held over the weekend of May 17 - 19 in the Tablelands of Far North Queensland.

This year the Flotsam & Jetsam team nominated to raise money for Tangaroa Blue as part of their race and they earned $745 for their favourite charity!!

The 140km race attracts more than 450 competitors annually, and the costumes are as much a part of the race as the winner! Helping protect our oceans - the Flotsam & Jetsam team consisted of jellyfish, star fish and lots of fish including Nemo!

You can still support the Tangaroa Blue Great Whellbarrow Race Team, just click here to donate!

Thank you to the awesome Flotsam & Jetsam team members and to everyone that sponsored the team to help the Tangaroa Blue fundraising effort!

The Great Wheelbarrow Race may test the endurance of many competitors, but it is largely about having fun and raising money for charity in a team environment. Team building has become a major draw card for competitors.

The race kicked off in Mareeba on Friday morning when competitors, dressed in their colourful costumes, parade down the main street to the cheers of hundreds of spectators, as they head out to Dimbulah where they stop and camp for the night.

The next day competitors headed off over a gruelling 60kms of hilly terrain, to reach the small outback town of Almaden where a night of fun and entertainment awaited. On the final day, teams headed to the historical mining town of Chillagoe, famous for its caves and marble production, for a well earned rest!