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The Great Ape Race


Thu 15 Nov 2012, 5:30pm–8:00pm

Where: Auckland Zoo, 99 Motions Rd, Western Springs, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $25.00
  • Junior (4 - 14 years): $10.00
  • Family (2 adults, 2 children): $60.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Shaun Collins

This fun evening event is a chance for you and your family, or friends or workmates to get a team together for an amazing race at the Zoo - no experience required, just a commitment to team work!

The 40 minute race for business/work teams and family/social teams will get your heart pumping, your legs racing and push your brain into over-drive as you strategise to work out the fastest way to reach a number of destinations throughout the Zoo, answer questions correctly, and make it back to the Band Rotunda within the time limit.

This event is for teams of 2 or 4 people. 3 person teams can enter but will be entered into the 4 person category and will not be eligible for merit prizes. There are great prize packs up for grabs and spot prizes to be won. Having worked up an appetite, there will also be barbecue food and other appetising refreshments available for purchase.

Every participant gets a race pack with their individual race number and all other necessary information. Just before the teams start, they will be given a map (thanks to the Auckland Orienteering Club) with all the destinations and a clue sheet. The event will make use of a special electronic timing chip, so race organisers can accurately track your performance - and keep you honest!

Cost includes admission into the Zoo.

Registration is open from 5:30pm. Starts are staggered from 6-7pm.

The race is on to save the critically endangered orangutan from extinction - and all profits from this Great Ape Race will go to the Auckland Zoo Conservation Fund to support the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP).

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