Record number of father-and-child pairs at this year's Safra AVventura

SINGAPORE - A record number of father-and-child pairs took part in this year's Safra AVventura, a cross-terrain adventure race organised by Safra Yishun and Safra Adventure Club.

A total of 78 father-and-child pairs participated this year's Dads for Life Challenge - a 42 per cent increase as compared to the last edition.

Teams also ran and cycled along a longer race route of 10km within the Yishun estate. They also participated in challenges such as abseiling, sport climbing and the canopy sky walk at the Safra Adventure Sports Centre.

Apart from father and kids, the event also drew 130 teams of adventure racers who put their fitness and endurance to the test in the Ultra, Sprint and Youth categories.

Teams in the Ultra category - the most difficult category - were tested with a longer and tougher race route of up to 50km this year, which they had to navigate on foot, bike, kayak as well as swim along the coastline at Sembawang Park.

They also had to clear various mystery challenges that tested their teamwork and problem-solving skills. They finished the race at SAFRA Yishun with a 25m manila rope climb up the sport climbing wall.

Yeo Kim Hong, 42 and Hairul Nazwa, 38, of team TriAdventure took home the top prize for the Men's Ultra category with a timing of 4 hours 48 minutes.

BG (NS) Tung Yui Fai, Vice-President of SAFRA, graced the event as the Guest-of-Honour and presented prizes to the race winners.