What perfect weather for the Ramble - blue skies, sunshine but not too hot for the 20 Ramble teams and 55 volunteers in orange.  
Although the number of participants was disappointing, those that took part certainly entered into the spirit of the event in their colourful costumes and wonderful fundraising.   Over $6,500 was donated to the nominated charities by the teams and their supporters.  Due to the poor level of registrations, the 3-hour event was cancelled and combined into a single 2-hour event - this meant a later start and shorter event and was much appreciated by the volunteers manning checkpoints!
The event started at Appel Park on the Nerang River with 25 checkpoints scattered from the Isle of Capri (very lonely as only one team visited them) through Surfers Paradise and up to Macintosh island.  Not all checkpoints were multi-choice questions this year.  At 7 sites, the team had to complete a physical challenge, which created a bit of fun, especially for the children.
Once again the 1st and 2nd place-getting teams were separated by the points gained from donations.  Only 1 point!
Congratulations to the Monster Mayhem team who won the 3-day Scenic Rim walk donated by Spicers Retreats.  A 12-month family pass for tennis and mini golf at KDV Sports was a just reward for 2nd placed Nipapotamus.
Pirate team 'Yo Ho Ho and a bottle of Ramble' were hard to overlook as the craziest dressed team and earned a half day brewery tour with Hop On Brewery Tours.  Other teams shared the random draw prizes from Top Golf and Lana Noir Photography Studio.  The winners of the best corporate team and highest fund-raiser was the 'Little People' - an advertising package from 94.1FM and a consultation from CorpMentis.
Thank you to all our prize sponsors and to Kevin and Lindy Campbell for once again sponsoring our volunteer shirts.
 
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