Wednesday, September 28, 2011
3rd Annual Rhino River Raft Race
This past weekend was the third annual Rhino River Raft Race in Jinja. This year over 20,000,000UGX was raised for Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary which was amazing. The race is a flat water paddle for five miles - by the end of the race your whole body is shaking, you can't move your arms or abs and you want to puke from exhaustion. The Peace Corps team paddled hard and came in first place! We had a time of 22:37:61 which was a whole 1:40 ahead of the second place team. We set a new course record - can't wait to paddle that hard next year.
Peace Corps representing
Coming into the finish - breaking the course record
Rockin' team organizers
Peace Corps at the finish
It came down to two teams - we were waiting and then....we won!
Waiting for our prize and trophy
The official Rhino River Raft Race Trophy - it will be ours next year too