The Umhlanga Tourism Summer Festival 2018 finished on Sunday 23 December in wacky style with a loopy new activation: the Waitronathon. The Waitronathon was a beach obstacle race for waitrons in the Umhlanga area with prizes for first, second and third place. Participants, winners and organisers were delighted with the fun spectacle and they feel that this event has legs to grow in the future.
The obstacle race was set out in front of the Millennium Stage using a series of simple hoops. Runners had to hop, run in circles, jump and carry an egg and spoon without dropping the egg. It looked quite easy from the sidelines but – clearly – ploughing through beach sand on one leg in dizzying circles was far from easy! As they flagged, the runners were cheered on by bystanders. Participants, dressed in their uniforms, and taking time out from work, hailed from Gecko Catering, Beach Garden Café & Events and La Spiaggia, Umhlanga. Well done to you all – we salute you!
Generous sponsors, together with Umhlanga Tourism itself, made some lovely prizes possible:
First prize included: R1000 in cash for the entrant; a free half-page advert for the entrant’s restaurant in the 2019 Umhlanga Tourism Visitor’s Guide; free mentions on all Umhlanga Tourism’s social media channels for the restaurant/hotel restaurant after the event; the distribution of the entrant’s restaurant menu to the 500+ B&B/guesthouses/hotels on the Umhlanga Tourism database.
Second prize included: R500 cash for the entrant. Third prize was R300 cash for the entrant.
Each winner also walked away with: a pair of tickets to Bounce and to Nu Metro (both at Cornubia Mall), Dupé flip flops, Coca Cola.
Winners were as follows:
First: Nhlanhla Khoza (Beach Garden Café & Events, Breakers Resort)
Second: Sifiso Mdweshi (La Spiaggia)
Third: Noxy Nkibane (Beach Garden Café & Events)
Public participants: Donovan Arries and Roxanne Lloyd.
Photos: Graham Stuart, Topfoto.
Words: Brenda Daniels.