The Toi’s Challenge 18km Run/Relay, Radio 1XX 18km walk/relay and Robinson Law 6km fun run/walk all take place on 12th November 2017 and all commence at 9:00am from the Athletic Track, Rex Morpeth Park Whakatane.
The Toi's Challenge course is an 18km roughly circular route starting and finishing at the Whakatane Harrier Clubrooms in Rex Morpeth Park in the centre of town. The route rises above the town overlooking the Whakatane Harbour and river mouth. It hugs the cliff edge around Kohi Point. From the bushy clifftop path with its magnificent coastal views, the athletes descend to deserted Otarawairere beach and then they climb over a steep spur to Ohope beach entering the undulating forest paths of the Ohope beach reserve. The beach sections offer a welcome change of terrain and pace after the headland tracks onto Ohope beach. Leaving the beach the course takes athletes through beautiful undulating bush tracks (the Nga Tapuwae o Toi track) before returning to Rex Morpeth Park, where competitors pick up a punnet of juicy Julians' Berry Farm and Cafe strawberries as they go over the finish line.
Entries open online on 1st June 2017.
Cost 18km run or relay $55 ($75 late entry fee after Sunday 5th November) 18km fun walk or walk relay $30 (no late entry fee) 6km fun run or walk $10 (no late entry fee)
Click the link to download information on the race: http://www.sporty.co.nz/asset/downloadasset?id=5653d81b-bd8f-4d33-af89-c1b76a9be2f1
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