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TBC February 2025


Suitable for absolute novices; intermediate school age right through to 'experienced' adults. All levels of skill/ fitness will be catered for- first timers, training for a 6 hour (or much longer!) race/ event.
Teams of 2, 3, or 4, male/female or mixed, family.

The clover leaf design means all activities start and finish from the same central point, meaning a support crew is not necessary. The terrain will include farm and bush, 4WD tracks and gravel roads.

The race will include Trekking (walk/ run, farm tracks, paddocks, light bush, Mountain Biking (4wd tracks, gravel roads) Navigation- with colour maps, Mystery Activities may include a water activity
Super Early Bird- Nov12 until Dec 10th- $65 adult, $40 students
Standard Rate- Dec 11th until Jan 20th- $75 adult, $45 students
Late Bird Rate: Jan 21st until 
Race Day- $85 adult, $50 students

You will need: mountain bike and helmet, running shoes, active wear, thermal top, rain jacket, change of clothes. Food and drink. One cell phone. Compass. Backpack to carry it all in.

Follow all rules as set by the race director. Teams must stick together (within 50 metres) at all times. No GPS allowed. Race starts at 10am and finishes at 1pm- with a complementary sausage sizzle and drink. Spot prizes and short prize-giving will follow.


Entries Open October 1st

Feb 11th, 2024- Arawhata Road- cracker day to explore the lahars and bush bits of a couple of cool as farms! A few gorgeous little pockets of mud and swampy goodness for all to enjoy...

Feb 15th, 2020- TSB TOPEC area- awesome weather, awesome terrain to explore- thanks to TOPEC and the Erb family for their generous support! So close to town, yet such a varied outdoor setting...

Feb 2019- What a great day in Tarata- congrats to all competitors! If it was your first race, you did awesome- hopefully the first of many. Thanks again to the Hocken and Coogan families for letting us explore their backyard!

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