Challenge Wanaka was recognised for its innovation and ongoing success winning the 2018 University of Otago Innovation in Sport Award at ASB Bank Otago Sports Awards last month.
‘‘To be recognized for innovation in sport was something pretty special,’’ Challenge Wanaka Race Director Bill Roxburgh said.
‘‘We work hard at engaging with our local community and are proud we are always looking for innovative ways to improve each year on what is already a world class event.
Winning the University of Otago Innovation of Sport Award is fantastic recognition of all the hard work that goes on, much of it unseen behind the scenes from our loads of volunteers.
Without the support of the local community and our army of volunteers we just couldn’t run the event’’
The next Challenge Wanaka is Saturday, 16 February.