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NEPA team to take on NZ’s gruelling Coast to Coast Adventure Race

On 9 and 10 February 2018 NEPA’s Sam Donaldson, Mark Lawson and Leons Ansons (pictured below, who work for Laing O’Rourke and Fulton Hogan) will be competing in New Zealand’s Coast to Coast World Multi-Sport Adventure Race to raise money and awareness for Clean Force Property Services.

Sam and the team will battle through 243km of tough terrain, starting on the west coast of New Zealand at Kumara Beach, crossing the main divide and finishing on the east coast at New Brighton Beach in Christchurch.

The brutal and challenging race includes a 70km kayak, 33.7 km of mountain running and 140 km of cycling.

The team are aiming to raise a minimum of $10,000 for Clean Force and will be going the distance to achieve this massive challenge.

Clean Force is a social enterprise, providing top-notch commercial cleaning services and creating sustainable award-wage employment opportunities for people with severe mental illness.

Donations will support Clean Force’s mission to provide a bridge for people to enter the workforce who, without assistance, would remain excluded.

If you wish to show your support for the boys you can donate here;

Be sure to wish the lads good luck in their challenge, we hope to see them complete the race in high spirits.


*Top image (female running) courtesy of Getty Images