What is the Gold Coast Ramble?
 
Gold Coast Rotary stages a major community event each year in conjunction with Surfers Sunrise Rotary Club and the Griffith University Satellite Rotary Club.
 
The Gold Coast Ramble for Charity is a unique and innovative team event, modelled on the highly successful Perth Ramble, which has over 5 years become a signature event in Perth.  www.perthramble.com.  #GCRamble was held for the first time  on 26 March 2017 and raised $7,000 for local charities.  Visit the Gold Coast Ramble website for full details.
 
 
 
It appeals to corporate, family and friendship teams. The Ramble is an event that aligns with the Gold Coast lifestyle, being an outdoor event open to all levels of fitness – primarily a fun community event but with an element of competition that enthuses and motivates teams to spend the entire 4 allocated hours, finding as many checkpoints as possible.  Random draw and best costume prizes reward participation.  For the more competitive, completion of all checkpoint challenges in the allotted time involves strategy and teamwork.
 
The Ramble can best be described as a car rally / treasure hunt on foot or public transport, with teams of costumed participants exploring the parks, malls and streets of the Gold Coast Villages, inaugurally Southport and Surfers Paradise but will include Broadbeach and other suburbs in future years, following clues to locate 40 to 50 checkpoints.
 
At each checkpoint, the team use the Gold Coast Ramble App to receive a question to answer about the immediate area – this could relate to the heritage, the natural environment, street art or current infrastructure.  What better way to discover and learn about the lesser-visited nooks and crannies of the City of Gold Coast?  Teams are directed to places of historical interest, to cultural precincts and newer developments, highlighting local stories and the diversity of each of the communities explored.
eg Southport Heritage Walk, China Town, historical signage along Surfers Paradise Promenade.
 
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