“Queenstown’s lakefront was a scene of carnival and carnage as near-nude men and women fell over one another, rafts lost their crew and a giant orange birdman flung himself into a freezing lake” as the annual romp of the Queenstown Winter Festival took place down south this month.
The festival included the JUCY Undy 500, a fun run obstacle race where participants “strip off to their undies and run round an obstacle course on Queenstown beach in front of hundreds of people in the middle of winter!”
Sponsored by JUCY Rentals, the event spotted some rewarding prizes:
Female 1st: $250 cash/7 day JUCY Camper Hire
Female 2nd: Jucy Cruise x2 to Milford Sound/Macpac T-shirt
Female 3rd: Jucy Cruise x2 to Milford Sound/Macpac Beanie
Male 1st: $250 cash/7 day JUCY Camper Hire
Male 2nd: Jucy Cruise x2 to Milford Sound/Macpac Hoodie
Male 3rd: Jucy Cruise x2 to Milford Sound/Macpac Beanie
Every competitor walked away with a new pair of JUCY undies.
Stuff reports, Southern student Georgia Holt, 20, of Winton, pushed past other other half-naked women to cross the Undy 500 finish line first. “There are a few cuts and bruises. I was frigging nervous. The water was the most challenging because it was so cold. Other than that, the course was good.”