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.

The 2015 event has been and gone, the weather was great and being out there doing it was even better. The results are posted so check out how you and your friends got on. If you want a photo of you or your friends out there contact John Fridd via the link at the right side of this page.

Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. If you were not there make sure you get in early for next year. The Feedback form is up, so please let us know your thoughts, good or bad, we are always looking to improve what we can. The feedback form is anonymous so if you want a reply please email us via info@otagopeninsulachallenge.co.nz.

To keep up with the play visit this website often as we will be posting news and the latest info as it comes to hand.


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 3rd May 2015
Entries Close: Wednesday April 29th 2015
Late Entry Fee of $10 after: 25th April 2015
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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