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Schools battle it out in Amazing Race

On your marks, get set, go! Western Bay of Plenty schools embarked on an Amazing Race in Tauranga and Wharepai Domains today. Photos: Bruce Barnard.

It may not have had the glamour of the television programme of the same name, but Sport Bay of Plenty’s Amazing Race has seen local schools battle it out in a test of brains and brawn today.

About 40 teams of Year 5 and 6 students from 25 Western Bay of Plenty primary schools tore around the Tauranga and Wharepai Domains this morning, completing a range of physical and intellectual tasks as well as snapping photos for a photo competition.

Another 18 teams of Year 7 and 8 students took to the course this afternoon with each team made up of three boys and three girls.

Sport Bay of Plenty’s Buddy Meyer says the long-standing annual event is lots of fun and always popular with schools.

“They get a passport issued in their race pack and they don’t know how it works until they open it. There are various points to navigate themselves towards where they will complete a task or solve a clue. It’s a great team-building event.”

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