3rd Annual Adventure Challenge: Challenge Accepted!
On September 15, 2018, 32 competitors took on the Challenge across Catalina Island in teams of 4. Challengers flew in to the Island by helicopter and quickly transitioned to boats. They had a blast as they swam into shore, dug up their maps and were off on their Adventure! They hiked and ran, navigated Jeeps across the interior of the island, biked along incredible vistas, took a zipline into Avalon, and kayaked their way to the finish. Along the way they worked together to navigate their way to collect checkpoints and have a ton of fun. Special congratulations to Team Wild Kiwis, comprised of Slater Fletcher, Jeff McCollum, Adam Mikkelsen, and Pankaj Patel, who triumphed out on the course. All Challengers should be proud of what they accomplished and know that the fundraising that they did before and after the race has a real impact on the educational goals of Orange County's youth.
About The Challenge
The Orangewood Adventure Challenge is an exciting, demanding and fun, multi-sport team-based adventure race. It covers a range of outdoor activities to test the boundaries of both brain and body. Adventurers don’t need to be professional athletes or experts in all disciplines. The event is about working, training and competing together as a team, across a course designed to test and push your limits…and raising funds for Orangewood’s programs that help foster and community youth thrive and prosper.
The event was created by Orangewood Foundation and Board member Paul Tobin to raise money for college scholarships for former foster youth. It is based on an annual event in Australia created by Paul in 2008 that has raised over $2.8 million (U.S.) for a local nonprofit. Watch the video below for highlights of the 3rd Annual Orangewood Adventure Challenge in which teams raised over $320,000!
Interested in joining or have questions? Email Alex Choperena at firstname.lastname@example.org.