After being washed out on 21 March, the Gold Coast Ramble and the arrival of the ‘100 Years of Rotary’ baton on the Gold Coast were rescheduled to magnificent weather on Sunday 28 March.  Not all teams registered could make the change but those that did had a great time.
The Baton arrived at Chevron Island, was marched over the Green Bridge to HOTA precinct and then became one of the Ramble challenges.  With RizeUp as the charity partner for the Ramble, the Baton theme ‘Rotary says No to Domestic Violence’ was most appropriate.
Competition for the top ramble teams came down to the wire with last year’s winning team Niopotamus (645 points) narrowly defeating the 2019 winners Beach Buddies (640 points).  However, the big winners were the victims of domestic violence with over $6,000 raised by the teams for RizeUp.  
The Gold Coast Ramble has always been promoted as an inclusive event, designed for all levels of fitness and mobility so it was fitting that this year’s popular winners of the best costume prize, a $250 hamper donated by Sue Geelan of Metanao, was ‘Funday Sunday’ dressed as super heroes.  David Baguley presents hamper to Tarsha Tupper and carer Kerry Horwood.