Esperance Youth Council hold Amazing Race

Around 48 young people have taken to the foreshore to compete in an Amazing Race as part of the statewide Youth Week on Thursday, April 26.

The event, organised by the Shire of Esperance’s Youth Advisory Council, incorporated this year’s Youth Week theme of encouraging young people to join in a social event, whilst testing themselves and building friendships.

The free event began at the Esperance Skate Park, with the 12 teams competing in a bid to arrive at the final destination first.

The event was won by team ‘The Boys’, with 13-year-old Hudson James, 12-year-old Koltyn Tholstrup, 13-year-old Fraser Hyatt and 18-year-old Sam Ashby taking home a number of vouchers and movie passes in prizes.

Competitor Koltyn Tholstrup said the team participated just for fun and took the event as an opportunity to hang out with ‘the boys’. 

Youth Advisory Council spokesperson Cody Thorp said he was pleased with the event’s turn out.

“It was quite surprising really, I didn’t think we were going to get that many people,” he said.

“We got a full 12 teams participating and it was just a great day for everyone.

“We were planning the event for more than a month.”

Mr Thorp stressed the importance of having the Youth Advisory Council and its benefits.

“You’re able to get the community involved and provide a chance for young people to make new friends and get to know a bit more about the town and those who live here,” he said.

The event is part of a partnership between the Advisory Council, Escare Inc, Youth Service and the Shire of Esperance.