The Glen Innes Motor Sports Club is gearing up to host a ‘fox’ hunt as a family fun cruise, and be a fundraiser for the Gill and Grob families currently camped in Newcastle as their little ones are treated for leukaemia.
While no actual foxes will be harmed in the course of the hunt, it is hoped that quite a few clues will be solved and objects identified during the outing.
The event takes place on Sunday, July 9 departing the Glen Innes Visitor Information Centre car park at 10am. Registration is from 8.30am and there’ll be a reading of the rules around 9am. The course is approximately 100 kilometers long – taking participants west out Emmaville and Deepwater way – and should be completed back at the Visitor Information Centre around lunchtime.
Participants will depart on the designated course in search of the clues and objects at given locations to mark off their checklist, to ultimately become the winner at the finish line. Club president Anthony Wilkins said the placegetters will be determined by a combination of kilometres travelled, time taken (points deducted for speedsters) and checklist completed.
“It’s not a race,” he said.
Different items on the checklist will suit different members of the family, so there’s something to appeal to everyone.
There’s only a small fee per car to participate, and everyone in any type of car is welcome.
There will be a celebration at the New England Club on the completion of the hunt, with a sausage sizzle, raffles and prizes as well as a jumping castle for the kids. Even those who weren’t part of the hunt are invited along for the fun.
For more information contact Mr Wilkins on 0418 864 285.