On Sunday, May 26 at Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park, 36 teams competed in the 10th Annual Power To Play Victoria. This action packed team-building adventure race lead teams through an epic 10 kilometre course, made up of 15 challenges, all in support of Power To Be.
“The efforts of these 144 racers, and the donors that supported their participation, ensure Power To Be can deliver inclusive adventures rooted in nature to more than 1,100 people living with a barrier this year,” says Dana Hutchings, Power To Be Director of Advancement and Communications. “The sense of community at this event is outstanding and the real winners of this race are our participants. They are the ones who are directly impacted from the hard work of everyone who was involved.”
Immersed in the outdoors, the adventure race challenged Power To Play team members to rely on each other and draw on their communication skills to complete the obstacles throughout the course. Teams completed fan-favourite challenges such as the truck pull, dance floor challenge, and raft build. Some of this year’s new challenges are sure to be back again, such as the beaver slip and slide and gauntlet. Power To Be’s very own team competed in the race, with a mixture of staff and participants racers, and was accompanied by a cheer squad of participants that followed them through the course.
The event raised a record breaking $237,000 thanks to everyone’s fundraising efforts. Special mentions go to the top fundraising team, Scotia Wealth who received the Act-of-Kindness Award for raising $21,811.67 and to RBC, the fastest race winners finishing with a time of 02:07:45. See the full race and fundraising results below.