Amazing Race winners conquer West Coast Trail
Paul Pomajba and Peter MacKinnon at the West Coast trail - Submitted Photo
As the participants prepare for tomorrow Amazing Race event for tomorrow… they can be assured that a powerhouse team are miles away from this year’s competition.
Two-time winners of the event (2009 and 2001) Paul Pomajba and Peter MacKinnon are currently in British Columbia, after completing the West Coast Trail.
MacKinnon said it was tough.
“It was grueling… one of the most challenging things I’ve ever done,” he said. “It was the best of time… it was the worst of times.”
Pomajba says taking your time is important.
“The key to completing this trail is slow and steady wins the race,” he said. “Seeing everyone complete with no injuries was great to see also. During the hike 10 jokers had to be airlifted from the trail with injuries. It’s very easy on this difficult trail to hurt yourself seriously. Being a police officer it was on my mind throughout the trip.”
The two Amazing race champions were joined on the trip by Joy and Mike Kilby, and Kelly and Greg Hetherington.
“Imagine the comfort knowing you were travelling with a doctor and a cop, Greg Hetherington said. “We couldn’t have travelled with a better duo. After watching their perseverance on the trail… it’s no surprise they won last years race.”
With the 7th annual Chatham-Kent Amazing Race taking place, David Drouillard, of the United Way says the event has turned into one of the biggest fundraising events for the United Way of Chatham-Kent.
He added that due to the great amount of corporate sponsors, the money raised by the teams goes right to the United Way fund.
The event this year will wrap up at the Chatham Banquet Centre on Merrit Ave. in Chatham.