EdenXperience brings the community together once again
Despite inclement weather forcing the postponement of EdenXperience to 13 and 14 September, thousands of people still descended on Glenwood House School for nonstop, adrenaline-pumping action. Those in attendance were also treated to the Kids Fun Park, live entertainment, the beer tent and a wide variety of scrumptious food at the food stalls.
For headline sponsor Oakhurst Insurance, the event provided a magnificent opportunity for staff members and partners to join the George community in celebrating the camaraderie of the day. We are also very pleased that a portion of proceeds will be donated to Oakhurst’s nominated beneficiary, Up with Down’s, a school in the George area dedicated to those living with Down syndrome.
As part of the EdenXperience, the highoctane Xtreme Waterpolo tournament took place on 7 and 8 September, according to the original schedule.
Fast-forwarding to Thursday 13 September, hundreds lined up for The George Herald 10km night race Run with the Stars, organised by the Nedbank Running Club. The route started at Glenwood House School and proceeded through the beautiful suburbs of Loerie Park and Eden.
Friday brought the even more gruelling Sportsmans Warehouse Trail Run through gorgeous forests and farmlands. Runners could choose between an 18km and a 9km route. For those who chose to take things a little easier and wanted to dress up as aliens or astronauts, there was also a 3km fun run version of the George Herald race, the Space Race. Learners, parents and staff members from Up with Down’s also soaked up the electric atmosphere by participating in the fun run.
Dennis Symes, headmaster of Glenwood House, was overjoyed with the support of this premier outdoor family event. “We cannot thank our sponsors, the community and all the participants enough for their continued support of the Oakhurst EdenXperience. There’s a particular spirit to this event and each year it gets better and better!”
Learners, parents and staff from Up with Down’s joined staff from Oakhurst Insurance for the 3km Run With the Stars Space Race on Friday evening.