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

This years event date is rolling round fast don't delay, Enter! It will be another great day out.

Hope you have been keeping your summer fitness up, the fitter you are the more you will enjoy it. The current entries are now posted so check that your Entry is correct via the Confirmed Entrant tab in the navigation bar on the left.

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.


EVENT OPTIONS

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: John Fridd (email: jfridd@xtra.co.nz)


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