Record number of father-and-child pairs at this year's Safra AVventura

Participants scaling the high wall. -- PHOTO: SAFRA
Participants scaling the high wall. -- PHOTO: SAFRA
Ultra category participants jumaring up a tower. -- PHOTO: SAFRA
Winners of the Ultra Men's category Yeo Kim Hong and Hairul Nazwa receiving the award from BG (NS) Tung Yui Fai, vice-president of Safra (second from left). -- PHOTO: SAFRA
Winners of the Dads for Life Challenge Ultra category - Masnawi Bin Meon (Father) and Abu Huzaifah Bin Masnawi (Son) receiving the award from MAJ (NS) Michael Tang, vice-chairman of Safra Yishun Executive Committee. -- PHOTO: SAFRA
Father and child participants of the Dads for Life Challenge doing the Caterpillar Pair Race. -- PHOTO: SAFRA

A record number of father-and-child pairs took part in this year's Safra AVventura, a cross-terrain adventure race organised by Safra Yishun and Safra Adventure Club.

A total of 78 father-and-child pairs participated in this year's event, a 42 per cent increase from last year. This is the third consecutive year that the event has seen more such pairs participate in its Dads for Life Challenge since the category was introduced in 2011.

Teams in this category also ran and cycled along a longer race route of 10km during this year's event, which was held at Yishun on Sunday. They participated in challenges such as abseiling, sport climbing and the canopy sky walk at the Safra Adventure Sports Centre.

The event also drew 130 teams of adventure racers whose fitness and endurance were tested in three categories of varying difficulty levels. Teams in the Ultra category, the most difficult one, had to navigate a route of 50km on foot, bike, kayak as well as swim along the coastline at Sembawang Park. They finished the race at Safra Yishun with a 25m rope climb up the sport climbing wall.

BG (NS) Tung Yui Fai, vice-president of Safra, graced the event as the guest-of-honour and presented prizes to the race winners.

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