Naga and Nubutautau communities hosted more than a hundred people during the 3-day charity event CureKids Race to Survive 2018.
The charity event, held every two years by AccorHotels, raises money for CureKids Fiji which works with the Ministry of Health to improve child health in Fiji. This year, over $1 million was raised thanks to the fundraising efforts of all those involved.
For the first time competitors travelled into the heart of Viti Levu, undertaking various challenges along the way. The health centre in Nadarivatu was renovated and the Nadarivatu Primary and Secondary Schools hosted competitors tasking them with gardening work, games, and donations to the library.
All Blacks Rugby Sevens stars Tomasi Cama Jr and DJ Forbes, and Tall Blacks, Brendon Pongia got stuck in and kept morale high, never tiring of the endless selfies!
The event moved on to Naga village, in the centre of Viti Levu, and a rugged 11km hike to Nubutautau, with a surprise bilibili building challenge along the way. From Nubutautau it was down to the coast in the back of carriers, and a kayak challenge, before a final celebratory run to a finish line at the Sofitel on Denarau.
The Volunteer First Responders gave their time to provide expert medical support along the way, and support crew, carriers drivers and communities worked superbly to deliver a unique event, that challenged competitors while also revealing to some seasoned Fiji visitors another side to our wonderful country.