Jump City - Ushaka
A few weeks back, I once again had the awesome opportunity to cover another year of the Jump City Challenge at uShaka Marine World in Durban. I have lost count to how many I have covered over the years, but it's always just as exciting every single time! A truly unique event, nothing like anything else out there.
Was also great to see it well supported by so many athletes, either taking it seriously or just out to maximise as much fun as possible.
The Jump City at uShaka is generally quite a challenging event to shoot; with the majority of the event taking place in the pitch dark, but I thrive on a challenge and it makes it that much rewarding at the end of the day.
The challenge takes place in and around the uShaka area, making use of the beach, the aquarium as well as the wet and wild section of uShaka. It's always great to capture so much enthusiasm and people just having a good time. Registration as well as the start took place in and around the shopping area of uShaka; where competitors could socialise and get ready for their events to start, before venturing onto the Durban beach from where they would start their obstacles.
The organisers compiled a variety of obstacles on the outside of uShaka before they even entered the gates of the uShaka play ground. This complied of but not limited to, some sand crawling, monkey bars, a rope maze, car pull and many more. It was also great to see, especially the fun teams, the comradely between everyone! Everyone was encouraging, helping and looking out for each other, it was great to see. Was great to capture so many smiles, with the majority taking it not a serious and like I mentioned, were more there for the fun evening out.
Once within the walls of uShaka, the competitors made full use of the aquarium and wet and wild. It's always quite the unique experience running through the aquarium at night, everything is dark and much different to how it's usually experienced. Was nice to see some taking it a bit slower to stop and just soak in the experience. After the aquarium the majority got VERY WET AND WILD! Loving the unique opportunity to play around at uShaka at night and have free rein to the fun activities they offer. Was great to capture the fun and excitement on everyones faces.
In the end it was another successful Jump City event that I was very honoured to be part of! congratulations to everyone who took part, I hope you all had as much fun as I did out there!
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