‘Amazing Race for China’

2016-07-26 06:00
The amazing Border Collie China heads for medals. Photo: supplied

The amazing Border Collie China heads for medals. Photo: supplied

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WATERFALL Border Collie, China, is trained to be a world-class athlete and due to his skill, his handler/owner Taryn Murphy and himself have made the South African agility team.

China and Murphy will be travelling to Zaragoza in Spain to compete at the Agility World Championships which begins on 22 September.

Their expectations for the world championships, Murphy said, are quite simple: "We're going to do the best we can.”

However, according to Murphy the cost of the trip is overwhelming and as a teacher she is unable to afford it. She said that she, along with a few supporters and friends, have been hosting various fundraising events to be able to reach her goal of over R30 000 (which is the minimum cost of the trip).

“One of our up and coming fund raising events is called the ‘Amazing Race for China’ and yes, it will be based on the famous TV show, The Amazing Race,” she said.

This race will take place on Tuesday 9 August in the Upper Highway area with various pit stops and challenges to be completed.

Murphy urged the community to come out in their numbers and support her as she is not only attending the championships for China and herself, but it is also to bring back the medals to South Africa.

“If you are adventurous, good at solving puzzles, have good ball skills and aren’t scared of any furry or scaly creatures, then this race is for you,”she said.

Teams are limited to two people per team, and at least one team member must have a valid driver’s license. The cost per entry will be R400 per person and this will include a starter pack and a steak/veg roll at the end of the race, with a refreshment.

There are some great prizes up for grabs for first, second and third place, as well as some “hidden” prizes.

Entries for the race will close on the 1 August, so if you would like more information please contact Kerry Brown at kerry.brown@tbwa.co.za.

For more information on the sport of agility or to assist in anyway contact Murphy on canineactive@gmail.com.

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