Langley woman creates adventure challenge for charity

Last year Lora-Lynne Hanley organized a multi-team Amazing Race style event for her husband’s birthday.

The feedback was so positive, this year she’s organizing a larger event and helping a charity at the same time.

“It’s fun to have an event but it’s also nice to help people,” she said.

Right now Hanley is arranging venues and activities around the Lower Mainland. The race will start in Langley but she’s staying mum about where people to go as part of The Race.

It’s scheduled for July 10 and 11, and will benefit Zero Ceiling, a Whistler-based organization that helps people turn around their lives, helping them find homes and jobs.

Hanley, in addition to setting up the sites and routing, is looking for eight teams of two people.

“They don’t need a vehicle,” she explained.

The transportation between the challenges and sites is taken care of and people wanting to take part must be 16 or older. Anyone 16 or 17 must have parental permission.

“Some of the challenges are going to be quite demanding,” Hanley noted.

She’s willing to give some hints – anyone afraid of heights? And people must be able to ride a bike.

She’s spreading the word now so people can do some fundraising and sign up by June 10.

“We would like each team to raise $500,” she said.

Donors who contribute $75 or more will be invited to the post-race thank-you dinner.

“The team who raises the most for Zero Ceiling will be given a “fast past” which will make a challenge much easier to complete,” she said.

Transportation and things like food during the competition are taken care of by Hanley. People will get a supply list when they sign up.

She will be setting up a meeting leading up to the event and will have a Facebook page for updates (https://www.facebook.com/events/766274676802201/).

She has forms for competitors to keep track of pledges for tax receipt purposes.

If anyone wants to sponsor prizes, contact her via lora-lynne@frewing.ca.

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