FAQS

Who can participate in the great food rescue race?

Although we specifically aim to get corporate teams of 5 people involved in the Great Food Rescue Race, the event is not limited to corporate teams only. Any team of 5 colleagues, friends or neighbours who would like to support OzHarvest, have a fun, educative and great afternoon in November, and are able to commit to raise $2,500 and pay the $275 registration fee, is welcome to join in!

Why should my team participate in the Great Food Rescue Race? Why is this important?

The Great Food Rescue Race is an amazing team building experience and promises to be a fun, engaging, educative and epic afternoon learning about food waste, food rescue, food insecurity and other topics that fit under, or relate to, the OzHarvest purpose of Nourishing Our Country, through Food Rescue, Education, Engagement and Innovation.

Not only will your team have a fantastic afternoon together, including some lovely celebrations in the Event Hub after you cross the finish line, your team will also collaborate to raise vital funds for OzHarvest, which helps making an incredible difference in the lives of people in need. 

Funds raised will support OzHarvest’s work feeding Adelaide’s homeless and disadvantaged via food rescue programs, and also responding to the critical food wastage issues facing society:

Can our team win any prizes?

Yes! We have three winning categories for this event and you will receive a Great Food Rescue Race team trophee and a prize (surprise of course!):

  • Benevolent Baguettes, for the Team that raises most funds for OzHarvest
  • Clever Carrots, for the Team that has the highest point score from completing the Race challenges on the event day
  • Nimble Noodles, for the Team that first crosses the finish line

Does our team need to run? How long is the distance of the Race route?

No, your team does not have to run when participating in the Great Food Rescue Race, but if you are so inclined, you are welcome to do so (some teams indeed do run!)! The distance of the race route will be between around 6-7 kilometres (TBC). It is possible to complete all the challenges, walk at your preferred pace and still make it back in time to cross the finish line. Don’t forget, you can win in three different ways, so you don’t have to be the first over the Finish Line to win in one of the categories!

Do we need to fundraise?

Absolutely! OzHarvest SA’s goal this year is to raise $100,000, to be able to rescue and deliver another 200,000 meals to people in need across greater Adelaide!

Through your participation in the Great Food Rescue Race and your reaching out to your network to support the work that we do we will achieve our goals!

We ask you to set a great goal of raising $2,500 (or more!) which means you will feel truly amazing as individuals, as a participating team, and as the supporting business behind the team, knowing that you have enabled us to create an amazing impact in the life of people doing it tough.

We will share lots of inspiring tips and tricks to break down fundraising in easy and manageable steps, and rest assured that raising $2,500 or more is easier than you might think!

What does ozharvest do?

OzHarvest is the first perishable food rescue organisation in Australia collecting quality excess food from commercial outlets and delivering it, direct and free of charge, to more than 900 charities providing much needed assistance to vulnerable men, women and children across Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Newcastle and Perth and in various regional areas.

With a purpose to Nourish Our Country, OzHarvest is a leader in addressing food security and education through their innovative nutrition education sustenance training program NEST, hospitality training program Nourish assisting vulnerable Australians and disadvantaged youth and through community engagement activities.

The innovative food rescue organisation tackles global food waste and is the official partner of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and United Nations Food & Agriculture Organization (UNFAO) Think.Eat.Save campaign and was awarded the 2013 United Nations’ World Environment Day Community Award.

Every $1 donated allows OzHarvest to deliver two meals to people in need.

Find out more on OzHarvest at our website.

How do I register my team?

Every team in the Great Food Rescue Race will consist of five people. We ask you to nominate one person in your team to be the team captain. The team captain must register and pay the $275 (incl. GST) registration fee on behalf of their teammates. A team fundraising page on this website will then automatically be set-up, as well as an individual fundraising page for the team captain. The team captain can then invite the other four team members to join the team and set-up their individual fundraising pages too.

When do registrations close?

Registration for the Great Food Rescue Race 2017 close by COB on Wednesday 25 October.

What constitutes a team?

You must have a team of five people to participate in the Great Food Rescue Race. One of these five people will be nominated to be your team captain on the day.

I have registered my team. What now?

You will receive a confirmation email in your inbox right away, with more information on how to invite your other four team members to join your team and to start fundraising. The Great Food Rescue Race event team will follow-up with you and your team mates soon to provide you with more fundraising tips & tricks and to help you should you have any further questions.

I would like to join someone else’s team, what do I do?

Looking to join a team? Ask your team captain for the link to join their team and the promo code you need to register your participation without paying (your team captain has already paid for you!).

Where exactly does the Great Food Rescue Race take place?

The Event Hub will be set up at the Southern side of Victoria Square/ Tarndanyangga. This is where you’ll find the registration desk, start and finish line, toilets and a storage space for your belongings. The Race takes you on a route through Adelaide CBD passing iconic food landmarks, charitable agencies ad more! When you cross the yellow finish line at the end of the Race, you can enjoy food & drinks and the great vibe of celebrations in the Event Hub.

If a team member cannot attend on the day, can we substitute another team member?

This is certainly possible, but we would prefer this only happens in rare cases! If you know before the Race day a change needs to be made in your team, please contact the OzHarvest SA event team via [email protected] or via 08 700 700 80. Should this change happen on the day of the event (or late in the day before the event) please make sure to mention this when you register your team in the Event Hub and be ready to provide all relevant contact and emergency contact details of the new team member who is replacing the person that can no longer attend.

What time does the Great Food Rescue Race start/ does my team need to arrive on the day?

Your team can check in at the registration desk from 1:30pm on Friday 3 November. All team members must be changed into their yellow Great Food Rescue Race t-shirts and be ready for the Opening Ceremony to start by 2.00pm.

Will there be storage space for my personal belongings?

Yes, there will be milk crates located inside the big marquee at the Event Hub that you can use to store your personal belongings. We ask you to only bring the bare minimum to the event and keep your highly valued belongings at home/work. There is security in the Event Hub all day, but leaving any personal belongings onsite is at your own risk.

Will there be toilets and other amenities provided?

Yes, there will be toilets in the Event Hub behind the main marquee. There will also be first aid station and a changing area. In the Event Hub and at the various Race Stations throughout the city you will have access to water and there will be food and drink refreshments at the end of the race.

If a team member cannot attend on the day, can we substitute another team member?

This is certainly possible, but we would prefer this only happens in rare cases! If you know before the Race day a change needs to be made in your team, please contact the OzHarvest SA event team via [email protected] or via 08 700 700 80. Should this change happen on the day of the event (or late in the day before the event) please make sure to mention this when you register your team in the Event Hub and be ready to provide all relevant contact and emergency contact details of the new team member who is replacing the person that can no longer attend.

What time should we expect the race to finish?

Your team must be back at the Event Hub by 5.30pm and check back in at the registration desk straight away (all team members must be there to cross the finish line at the same time!). You can then enjoy the vibe, food & drinks in the Event Hub, while the scores of the teams are being calculated and the winning teams identified. The presentation and announcement of the winning teams will start at approximately 5.45pm. You are welcome to stay longer to enjoy the great vibe, for the Event Hub to close by 7.00pm.

I’m not quite sure yet what to expect of the day, will I get more information?

Yes of course! At the end of October you and your team mates will receive a detailed Team Briefing document that explains exactly how the race works, what to expect, what the race rules are (yes there are rules!), how to ensure you have a fun and safe experience, where to find toilets along the race route, what to do in case of an emergency and so much more! Should you have any questions that are not answered on this Frequently Asked Questions page and can’t wait until you receive the Team Briefing document, you can of course always contact the event team at OzHarvest SA via [email protected] or 08 700 700 80.