What is the Anaconda Junior Survivor
The Anaconda Junior Survivor is a super fun adventure challenge event designed and run especially for children aged between 5 and 13 years of age. The event takes place on Saturday December 8th –after the Anaconda Mini but before the Anaconda Adventure Race (which is held on Sunday) so kids get the chance to be the centre of attention and get their share of off-road fun.
The event involves a range of exciting obstacles and water activities all in a bush and beach environment and has proved incredibly popular with kids and their families since its inception in on the Gold Coast in 2006, with kids talking about it and wearing their event shirts for months afterwards!
The inaugural event in 2008 in Lorne attracted over 500 ‘Survivors’ all of whom successfully who made their way around the course with laughs and smiles all the way and since then the event has filled to capacity with 650 kids each year!!
The Anaconda Junior Survivor will start at 3:30pm on Saturday December 8th, 2012 and will finish with presentations at 4:30pm. The event will be held while the Adventure Expo is in full swing and while adult competitors in the Anaconda Adventure Race are registering so there will be plenty of active supporters to cheering you over the finish line!
[Note, all Junior Survivors must complete registration along with a parent and/or guardian between 12:30pm and 3:00pm on Saturday December 8th, 2012 in the Adventure Expo in the Adventure Expo on the Lorne Foreshore]
The 2012 Anaconda Junior Survivor will start on the Lorne Beach right in front of the Adventure Expo and will finish in the finish chute right in the middle of the adventure expo on the Lorne Foreshore. The course will be fully marked and marshalled so all participants are assured of a safe, fun time.
Do I need any special equipment or skills?
No. No special equipment or athletic skills are required, just bring along your sense of adventure and fun (and a good pair of shoes) and we promise we’ll put a smile on your dial!
Junior Survivors can expect to encounter an exciting survivor challenge every 5 minutes or so. The course is designed to give you about 45 minutes of physical activity, however if you’re super-quick you could finish in about 25 minutes, or if you’re a bit slower and walk the whole thing, it may be about an hour. The important thing is that every Junior Survivor who crosses the finish line is a winner!
The 2009 Anaconda Junior Survivor at the Gold Coast was filmed for a segment on Totally Wild - and here it is. So check out the action and the funny way they made their way around the course.
And here is a great little poem that one very excitied (and capable!) child has written about the Junior Survivor - WE LOVE THIS!!
Excited we line up for the race of races
Looks of determination on our faces
Ready set go and off we swarm
at the Anaconda Adventure race at Lorne
Over, under, through and around
Inside, outside, upside down
Running on the sand, water splashing through
Who's in front, is it me or is it you?
Doesn't matter, it is so much fun
You can just walk if you cannot run
The obstacle course can be a test
But we just keep going and give it our best
The sun is shining, it's getting quite warm
But we are still in pretty good form
Completing the course, we've taken it by storm
The Anaconda Junior Survivor at Lorne