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.

Another OPC event has come and gone. By the look of the smiles at the end I would say most people had a great time regardless of the weather or the state of the track!

The results have been posted so see how you and your fiends have done. The Feedback form is up again for any suggestions or comments you might have, this is anonymous so if you want a reply please contact us via info@otatgopeninsulachallenge.co.nz .

For photos of the event and of you email John at jfridd@xtra.co.nz with your race number and colour of top you were wearing.

To check out some previous 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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