HISTORY was made last weekend when 41 teams competing in the McDonald’s Great Wheelbarrow Race crossed the finish line at Mareeba after three grueling days pushing a barrow 140km from Chillagoe to Mareeba.
Over 350 competitors took part in one of North Queensland’s biggest events and raised over $195,000 for local, national and international charities.
Cr Nipper Brown said the event was a great success and the decision to turn the race around was overwhelming received by competitors and the community.
Results for 2017:
Total fundraising amount: $195, 289
Solo Male: Burro Blanco – Rob Miller (17.17.44)
Solo Female: CrossFit HBZ 4880 – Sonya Alba-Miller (17.48.17)
Duo: 2 Fast 2 Furious – Bradley Newlands and Zane Singleton (11.19.40)
Ladies: MILF for Muscles (9.30.22)
Mens: The Boys from the Bush (6.24.22)
Mixed: IndiStructables (9.44.01)
Over 35s: 72ers (9.16.37)
Over 55s: Dad’s Army (13.00.24)
School: Nudgee College Brisbane (6.40.38)
Service: QFES Blazers: (8.12.13)
Social: Run in our Stocking (9.13.24)
Team Spirit: Sianna’s Soldiers and Ikin’s Angels
Talent Quest: Rick Heaton – Solo Veteran
Charity: Wheelie Mad Runners
Best Theme: SES