Monday, 14 July 2008

Dunedin's Cadbury Jaffa Race sets a record run

A new record was set at the annual "Jaffa Race" down the world's steepest street. An impressive 30,000 of the orange coloured chocolate candies were rolled down Dunedin's Baldwin street (beating last year's run of 20,000 Jaffas).

30,000 "Jaffas" start their run from the top of Baldwin St

Rain in the morning made the track damp and little slower than normal, with the first giant jaffas hitting the finish line in just over 30 seconds.

Hundreds of locals turned out to watch the Jaffa Race, which is one of the highlights of the Cadbury Chocolate Carnival.
Each of the 30,000 giant jaffas was individually numbered in a unique kind of "raffle". All up, the event raised around $85,000 for two local charities.

Only a few hundred Jaffas made it to the bottom of the hill ;-)

Being school holidays, lots of children were there to watch the unique race, and many seemed happy to retrieve the wet and broken candies from the gutters of Baldwin Street. Yummo!! ;-)

These girls planned to make tasty "Jaffa Muffins" with their street sweets

Lee-Anne from Cadburys checks the winning Jaffa numbers,
along with local radio faces, Trev & Melinda

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