Labour weekend in Raglan brings the second edition of the town’s gut busting Off Road Challenge. Once again, kayakers will glide through Whaingaroa Harbour, runners will conquer the steep climbs of the Wainui Reserve and bikers will defy the mud on Rangitaha Peninsula.
Last year’s race attracted around 80 multi-sporters and organisers Lisa and Dirk are hoping for a huge turn-out at the Kokiri Centre this year.
For those not completely up for the whole challenge, there is also a run/mtb or mtb option.
New this year will be a special team competition for the best Fire Service team and best NZ Police team.
Get your racing kayak out of the shed, go for those early morning runs, (time to put the treadmill in the winter closet) and dust off your mountainbike.
For more info, go to www.offroadraglan.org.nz or give Lisa or Dirk a call. Lisa Thomson 07 825 7115. Dirk 07 825 0309.
We’re still looking for a few more marshalls, so please let us know if you’re willing to help out.
See you all in 6 weeks
Lisa and Dirk
Image: Stuart Mackenzie