The Whitestone Wipeout at Oamaru Racecourse, described as loosely based on the Mud, Sweat and Tears event in Dunedin, was created by St Joseph’s School home and school committee chairwoman Rebecca Heffernan and committee member Rebecca Meek as a way to raise funds for the school.
Mrs Heffernan said about 200 entries were received before the day, and another 100 entered on Saturday. “I was hoping for between 200 and 300 for the first year, so we got that and we’ll build on that.”
“We would like to do it for three years and get a the momentum going. From the feedback I’m getting at the moment, it’s definitely happening again next year … hopefully it will grow from there.”