New event is a winner

WANT to know the best way to see Tieri? Join in what the town hopes will become an annual event - The Amazing Race, Tieri Edition.

Event organiser Kylie Shepherdson said the "world" travellers in the 39 teams turned out in droves as the teams raced around the town, passing through the 11 checkpoints and getting their passports stamped before getting another fun challenge.

"Everybody had a great time," she said. "Some comments were from people saying how much they learned about the community, and as they came across the line, they were saying they wanted to do it again."

Various checkpoints called on the creatively named teams to complete different challenges, such as treating a snake bite at the ambulance station, fighting a fire hose at the fire station and performing CPR on a dummy at the Mines Rescue.

The colourful day combined fun and education, Kylie said, as well as raising more than $3600 for the Tieri State School P&C. Afterwards, the teams enjoyed a beach disco at the school.

"It was a great success and everybody had a great time. It was great to see families get out and do it as a team," Kylie said.

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