Gearing Up for SAFRA AVventura 2016
By Nina Syahira
December 18, 2015
Work hard, play hard!
Ready for SAFRA’s most iconic adventure race?
Organised by SAFRA Yishun, SAFRA AVventura is a cross-terrain adventure race that adrenaline junkies look forward to annually since 2006. In the competition, participants are paired up and divided into five categories: Ultra, Sprint, Youth, Families for Life (FFL) Ultra Kids and Super Kids. Formerly known as the Dads for Life challenge, the FFL challenge was first introduced back in 2011. As at 2015, participation for the category stood at a record number of 81 parent-and-child pairs. The FFL challenge is supported by Families for Life.
Nice day out at sea on the kayak.
The competition typically starts off with long distance running to the next checkpoint. From there, it may branch off into other disciplines like cycling and kayaking. Ultra teams would have to brave a longer race route than others. The bigger the challenge, the bigger the thrill!
Families for Life team playing the Mystery Challenge - Ping Pong Cup at Yishun Park.
However, the race is more than just physically demanding. Participants would also need to be ready to tackle mystery challenges along the way that test their mental strength. These challenges are kept a secret until event day to add to the fun of spontaneous problem-solving. Even the total number of mystery challenges won’t be revealed beforehand.
Participants performing the ‘mud crawl’ at Simpang.
In 2013, participants in the Ultra, Sprint and Youth categories had to tackle a total of 8 mystery challenges. This included participants crawling in the mud at Simpang and cracking a morse code message conveyed by their own team member.
Abseiling down a hill with bikes at Lorong Asrama in the Mystery Challenge of Navigation.
Now in its 10th edition, what can participants expect at SAFRA AVventura 2016?
Keeping the adventurous spirit alive, we can’t reveal all the games and obstacles at SAFRA Avventura 2016. However, it’s safe to assume that you’ll need to brush up on wilderness survival and cycling skills. Two wheels or just one? Well, anything is possible at SAFRA AVventura!
Registration is still open for SAFRA AVventura 2016! Past participants get 20% off fees!
Join our Facebook contest for a slot on the Families for Life Challenge! Only 3 spots (teams of 2) to give away! (*NEW Facebook contest updated on Mon, 21 Dec 2015.)
Also, there are 10 pairs of complimentary passes for the Families for Life Challenge to be given away! If your or your child's birthday falls on 10 January, you can take part in the adventure race for free! (*One person in the team of 2 must be a SAFRA member and one person must have his/her birthday on 10 Jan)
Stay safe with useful tips by Singapore Medical Group to survive the heat at SAFRA AVventura!