Today the streets will run red, with the sweat and tears of thousands of tiny jaffas racing to claim the coveted prize of ‘King of the Jaffa Race’.
Thousands turned out to see these miniature athletes race for their tiny chocolate lives, down Baldwin Street Dunedin in New Zealand.
The race, conceived by the Make-a-Wish foundation, along with Surf Lifesaving New Zealand and Parents Centre, is aimed at raising funds for the incredible charities. Each lucky Jaffa is sold for $1 prior to the race, with the first five to reach the bottom, in each race, winning prizes for their ‘trainers’.
The annual event, which debuted in 2002, has raised nearly $500,000 to date and is an amazing community event that never fails to bring in thousands of viewers each year.
The street, with a gradient of 19, starts at 100m above sea level and drops to just 10m by the end of the 350m stretch – which makes for perfect rolling conditions.
Did you partake in this years festivities?