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Run of SHAME

Posted by Tammy D on September 25, 2012 at 7:30 AM

Over 100 competitors participated in the inaugural Reaper's Run of Shame on Sat 15 Sept. The Run was organised for those people who are not quite capable of running a half or full marathon, and the race was held as a fundraiser for ABCs and Rice.

Competitors were encouraged to have some fun whilst running the 1km route from Fresh @ Chilli Si-Dang to the Warehouse. They were dressed like they hadn't been to bed yet, or at least in some sort of interesting costume.

The 30-odd who were ready at the start were joined soon after by 70 of the Hash House Harriers, dressed resplendently in red frocks complete with fake boobies.

3 competitors bounced the whole way on space-hoppers, 2 travelled on crutches and one team dressed as doctors pushed a wheelchair whose occupant had a broken leg.

Prizes were sponsored by local businesses and there were plenty to hand out. ABCs volunteer Jay took out 1st place with Globalteer's Flo and Ryan pulling 2nd and 3rd respectively. Other prizes were awarded to Best Team Effort, Most Creative Costume and Most Creative Way of Getting to the Finish Line, as well as Cutest Competitor and Most Shameful, amongst others.

All up, the event raised over $2000 to go towards medical costs at ABCs and Rice. A further $1000 was raised through an accompanying Walk of Disorderliness held in Torquay, Australia.

Most importantly, a great day was had by all with comments and feedback such as "You made the whole town smile" and "The best day I've had in Siem Reap so far". See you all next year for the 2013 Run of Shame.

Categories: ABCs and Rice fun and adventures

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