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 date for the next Otago Peninsula Challenge has been set!

Reserve the 3rd of May 2015.

Put it in your diary, add it to your Outlook and mark your calendar. Tell your friends and work colleges, it will be another great event and a day out not to be missed.

We will be taking entries soon so make sure you check out the web site regularly to be in and up with the play.

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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