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30 July, 2021

Community Connect: Volunteer for Adventure August

EXPERIENCE the thrill of being up close to rally cars zooming around the Innisfail township or perhaps a front row seat to adventure racing is more up your alley.

No matter your interest-the Cassowary Coast region has something on offer for everyone.

Cassowary Coast Regional Council is encouraging interested members of the community to get involved and support local events by volunteering.

Councillor Nick Pervan said that it was an exciting time to be living on the Cassowary Coast with events such as Targa and Red Bull Defiance fast coming up.

“Red Bull Defiance is a two day adventure race being held in late August at Mission Beach and with a sold out event; it is guaranteed to be an exciting race.

“With mountain biking, trail running, abseiling, sports rafting, kayaking and mystery activities, volunteers have the opportunity to get up close and personal to a large international event.

“Volunteers can commit to the full event or as little time as they can spare,” Councillor Pervan said.

“This Father’s Day, in a first for our region; the cars will be racing around the Innisfail township as part of the Super Stage and with a Bamboo Creek stage in the morning.

“With a variety of vehicles from restored classic vehicles, as well as the latest in grand touring sports vehicles; I can’t think of a more exciting way to spend Father’s Day.

“If you are interested in a front row seat to all the action- get in contact with Targa to find out how you can volunteer.

“There is some criteria for both events, such as age etc so for all up to date information, please contact Targa or Red Bull Defiance directly.

“These events have the potential to bring a huge economic benefit to our region and shine a light on the Cassowary Coast, not only within our state but also nationally and internationally.”

Mark Perry, CEO Targa said there are so many benefits of being involved in TARGA Great Barrier Reef, with the TARGA officials community regarded as one of the most tight knit in Australia, with lifelong friendships often formed.

Our group of passionate motorsport enthusiasts get to experience the thrill of TARGA up close; many would say ‘the best seat in the house’”. 

Joel Savage, Event Manager Red Bull Defiance said volunteers are an integral part of adventure racing, and in many ways, are the unsung heroes of the sport. We are looking for dedicated people who are willing to pitch in their time to be part of the organisiing team during the race.

 “To be honest, we can’t guarantee that you will get a lot of sleep, have easy tasks to do, or get lots of free time.

However, we do think you will enjoy being part of a large international event, and take away some great memories as well as some long lasting friendships.

It will also give you a great insight into Red Bull Defiance, should it be an event you want to compete at in the future.”

For more information on how to get involved, please contact Targa or Red Bull Defiance directly.


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