'Why not?' is ‘That Blind Woman’, Julie Woods’ standard reply to most things these days, so she has agreed to be our special guest on the Triple F Challenge 2015.
This is the fifth assault of the world famous Otago Central Rail Trail by Rural Women NZ members and friends, which participants will bike or walk between 17 April and 19 April 2015.
Convenor, Pat Macaulay, says "Julie will ride a tandem with her husband for the Challenge, sponsored by Trail Journeys, and we can assure all participants of an amazing time of Fitness, Fun and Friendship over the three days. This is a great way to introduce Rural Women NZ to the public and boost membership, which all helps to strengthen our rural communities."
Julie Woods will be the dinner speaker at the Friday night dinner in Becks; where she will talk about her life’s journey of dealing with sudden blindness.
During the Challenge the Planning Committee will be raising funds for the Blind Foundation and their work within our rural communities. The biking group will complete the whole trail over three days, while the walking group will cover around 12 kilometres each day.
Along with the magnificent autumn colours that Central Otago is known for internationally, there are many interesting places to visit on the way, such as the historic Hayes Engineering Works at Oturehua.
The group will also visit Naseby’s International Curling Complex on the Saturday night where they’ll enjoy a “hot time on the ice” (kindly sponsored by Farmlands) and a well earned dinner.
Route details – commencing at Clyde on Friday 17 April, with the Central Otago District Council Mayor welcoming all to the area. At 11.00am the group will set off either by bike or walking on the first stage to Galloway for lunch, then on to Omakau/Becks area for their 1st overnight stay. Then it’s off to Ranfurly for day two where they will stay overnight and will finish at Middlemarch on Sunday afternoon 19th April where a finishing photo will be taken and welcome/farewell refreshments will be at the Middlemarch Swimming Pool and served by the local Swimming Pool Committee.
Registrations close on the 30th November 2014, so now is the time to get yourself or a group together and register with Pat Macaulay (contact details below) to be part of this great challenge. Download the registration form here.
Convener for RWNZ Planning Committee of the Triple F Challenge 2015
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org , Phone – 03 484 7006 or Mobile – 027 201 6921
Postal – 106 Tirohanga Road North Taieri R D 2 MOSGIEL 9092