Race you to the cheese!
So you remember that show A*mazing from the mid-’90s where schools competed for prize packs and other stuff and – look, I don’t care. I don’t care about the prize packs. The important thing to remember is that they went in an epic MAZE and there were OBSTACLES and it was the most exciting part of the afternoon.
(If you never watched A*mazing, you can view an episode here and revel in the production value.)
“Why are you going on about some fricking ’90s game show, Sarah?” I hear you ask. “Just shut up and get to the point.”
FINE. FINE, I WILL.
The REASON I’m really excited is because Style is a sponsor of the YMCA Rat Race and this is maybe the closest I will ever get to competing in A*mazing.
Now that you’ve made a snort/sigh of understanding, let me tell you more, my furry little friend.
The YMCA Rat Race is an eight-kilometre obstacle course that gives you a scenic view of Brisbane City combined with CHEESE.
The course starts under the Story Bridge, in Captain Burke Park, and runs along the Kangaroo Point cliffs, across the Goodwill Bridge, through the Botanical Gardens and back.
How does this have anything to do with cheese? WELL, in addition to the fact that some of the obstacles are cheese-inspired, you’re also given a large inflatable piece of cheese to carry with you for the duration of the race and across the finish line.
Along the way, there will be a dedicated “Pest Patrol” that runs interference. Their aim is to “rescue” the cheese from the pesky competitors. Your job is to prevent that from happening. While making your way through an eight-kilometre course and undertaking physical challenges and maybe dressing up as a rat. Or a piece of cheese. If you like.
And at the END of the competition, you get to return to Captain Burke Park for a free CHEESE and WINE festival with food trucks galore and (probably) a sense of accomplishment that no rodent has experienced since Stuart Little.
You can read all about the 12 different obstacles here. They include a rat trap, a rolling cheese wheel, a MAZE (A*mazing! I TOLD YOU!) and a 10-metre inflatable bouncy castle thing called Get Rattled.
Oh. And I guess I should tell you the other awesome thing that is pretty exciting, right? I mean, in case A*mazing didn’t do it for you. (Whaaaaaaat?)
Fromage [The Cow] will be putting together some cheesy hampers for you to purchase and enjoy by the river! The cheese packs include Falwasser crackers, cornichons, Fromage apple and date spiced chutney, and your choice of comte, truffle triple cream, wash rind and gorgonzola cheese.
THAT’S RIGHT. Your favourite Brisbane cheese venue is getting in on this!
So at this point it all sounds too good to be true. But I’m not done yet. Since Style is sponsoring the Rat Race, you can get 10 per cent off your registration fee by entering the code style2016ratsters on the payment page.
Race you there!
Sounds awesome, right? What’s even more awesome is that you can get a discount just for loving Style! Once you complete the registration form for the Rat Race and click through to the payment page, simply enter the code style2016ratsters and you’ll get 10 per cent off!