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Opotiki Half Marathon Dunes Dash


Sun 15 Sep 2013, 9:00am

Where: War Memorial Park, Albert St, Opotiki, Bay of Plenty

Restrictions: All Ages

Listed by: joseph23

Walk start: 9:00am
Run start: 10:00am

The Opotiki Half Marathon Dunes Dash and 10km Fun Run/Walk will again take place along the Mōtū Trails Cycleway Track. The 21 kilometre track will start at Memorial Park and follow the Dunes Trail. The trail runs parallel to the beach and heads towards the Motu Road to the other side of Tirohanga and back.

This is a great route for both fun-runners and more competitive athletes. This beautiful trail meanders along the spectacular stretch of coast east of Opotiki and forms a 9.5 kilometre link to the bottom of Motu Road. The trail is a reflection of the natural beauty unique to the East Coast - unspoiled views of the Pacific Ocean and the rugged hinterland of the East Cape.

The race start will be in Memorial Park with a circuit around the stop-banks to then traverse our impressive new Pakowhai ki Otutaopuku Bridge. Admire the great vistas of the East Cape along the undulating dune track. Elevation is minimal with just a few short slopes along the way. There will be a short section over the beach at low tide and through a shallow stream at the Tirohanga Bluffs to rejoin the Motu Trails track on the section maintained by DOC.

All runners and walkers are welcome to take part along this great track in the following categories:
- Runner - 18+ Women
- Runner - 18+ Men
- Runner - Under 18 Boy
- Runner - Under 18 Girl
- Runner - 40+ Veteran Women
- Runner - 40+ Veteran Men
- Walker - Adult
- Walker - Under 18
- 10km - Fun Runners/Walkers Adult & Child