WELCOME TO THE
OTAGO PENINSULA CHALLENGE
The Otago Peninsula Lions, in conjunction with Mountain Biking Otago and Athletics Otago are proud to bring you the Otago Peninsula Challenge.
Sunday 18th May 2014
Wasn't 2013's OPC a fantastic day. Hope you enjoyed it, we did! The 2014 date has been set so start planning, it'll be another great day. Entries are open, so get yours in.
The Feedback page is up so you can have your say on what was good and maybe not so good, or you have a good idea, let us know, we'd love to hear from you and we're always looking to improve things. The feedback form is anonymous so if you would like a reply please contact us via email@example.com
To check out some photos of the OPC follow the link www.derekmorrison.co.nz/library/search/OtagoPeninsulaChallenge for some great shots.
To keep up to date visit this website often as we will be posting news and the latest info as it comes to hand.
Go to youtube.OPC 2010 MTB for a very cool video clip of the Long Course Mountian Bike, awesome scenery and MTBing.
Short Walk: 8.3km
Long Walk: 16km
Short Run: 8.3km
Long Run: 23km
Short MTB: 23km
Long MTB: 43km
Long Course Cyclocross: 43km
Crossing through 10 private properties, this is your once a year chance to take a walk, run or ride down The Wild Side of the Otago Peninsula. With some of the most spectacular scenery in the country, this is not an opportunity to be missed.
All profit will be returned to the Otago Peninsula Community. Past beneficiaries include: The Otago Coastguard, Yellow Eyed Penguin Trust, Macandrew Bay Yacht club, Vauxhall Yacht Club, Tautuku Fishing club and Portobello Kindergarten.
A good level of fitness is required for the run and mountain bike courses. We recommend that you do some hill training. We also recommend a 'good' level of fitness for the Walk, which is a 'social' course, so you can really enjoy yourself. For safety reasons, there will be course cut off times, please check this website's Competitor Information page and your race packs for further details.
Once again there will be PARKING available this year, at Natures Wonders. PLEASE NOTE THAT DOGS ARE NOT PERMITTED AT THE FINISH AREA - THIS IS A WILDLIFE RESERVE AND A WORKING FARM. See How to get to the start/finish information.
MUCH OF THE LAND IS PRIVATELY OWNED. ANYONE FOUND USING THE LAND OUTSIDE THE EVENT ARE LIKELY TO BE PROSECUTED. Please respect the generosity of the landowners.
Date: Sunday 18th May 2014
Entries Close: Wednesday May 14th 2014
Late Entry Fee of $10 after: 5th May 2014
Add in: All proceeds returned to the Otago Peninsula community
Entries limited to 1000
Photo Credit: TBA