Charlie Brown’s Family Picnic Races

Saturday 23 April 2011
10:30am - 5:00pm

Location: Waratah Bay Recreation Reserve | Category:

Old-fashioned races (age and gender categories for children):

  • hula-hoop skipping,
  • sack races
  • three-legged race
  • flat races
  • egg-and-spoon race

Adult events:

  • tug-of-War
  • relays with unusual batons
  • flat races

Whether you are a camper at Waratah Bay Caravan Park (Campers Team) or a resident, a resident’s family/friend, or a day visitor to Waratah Bay (Warratites Team), there is a shield to be won and honour upheld by helping accumulate the greatest number of points over the day.

An excellent event for spectators too with music and food – including strawberries and cream – to enjoy.

The picnic starts with registration at 10.30am at the Waratah Bay Recreation Reserve (corner Gale and Moongana Streets) then moves to the beach at 11.00am for the first event – a 30-minute sand castle competition – before returning the recreation reserve where games start at 12.30pm.

The day ends with a lolly scramble for the children and presentation of the Charlie Brown Shield to the winning team.

The event is named in honour of a reclusive but legendary beachcomber who came to live at Waratah Bay and is still remembered more than 50 years after his death – notably for selling strawberries and cream to beach visitors and for having a vision of the location as a wonderful place for families to enjoy themselves.

Please note no alcohol due to public place regulation.

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