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When:

Sat 24 May 2014, 9:00am

Where: Lakes Ranch, 79 Lake Rotokawau Road, Tikitere, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Restrictions: All Ages

Listed by: Shaun Collins

A 35km, 21km or 10km off-road run or walk around Lake Okataina, Rotorua.

Taking in the stunningly scenic tracks on both sides of Lake Okataina, views of Lake Rotorua, Rotorua City and the East Coast. Enjoy a wee scenic boat ride across Lake Okataina (time subtracted from your race time), follow a 2km taped bush crash, run thru private farmland and bush tracks, past and in some cases through 3,500 year old craters - all on a mix of well-established wide and narrow native bush walking tracks.

The Course
The courses are detailed below but in summary the full 35km course will complete a full loop around Lake Okataina (using a quick boat ride to complete the loop between the Eastern and Western Walkways), include a taped bush crash section and some private farmland with amazing views of the East Coast, Rotorua City and the lakes!

The start and finish is now at Lakes Ranch, 79 Lake Rotokawau Road, Tikitere, RD4, Rotorua 3074 which is just off SH30 opposite Hells Gate.

Due to the use of the private farmland and boats doing a recee run of the course is not permitted.

The superdooper/innovative and amazingly scenic, guided boat section for the course will work as follows. We will have 3-4 boats (depending on entry numbers) running shuttles. As you arrive at the end of the Eastern Okataina Walkway we will stop the time. You climb aboard the next available boat and enjoy the ride. When you get to the other side your time will be started again, but in a staggered start with the same gap before and after the other runners as you arrived at the start of the boat ride. This ensures you are not advantaged or disadvantaged by starting in a group.

After the event everyone gets to enjoy a complementary sausage sizzle as they relive the experience with fellow runners.

Walking
The 35km course is a running event only. The 21km and 10km courses can be walked. All runners, will walk the course at times (even the winner), especially the uphills and runners will probably walk more later in the event as fatigue sets in.

Timetable
Registration - Saturday from 7.30am at Lakes Ranch, 79 Lake Rotokawau Road, Tikitere, RD4, Rotorua 3074 which is just off SH30 opposite Hells Gate.

Race Briefing - 8.45am for the 35km event, 9.45 for the 21km event and 10.15 for the 10km event

Start - 9am for the 35km event, 10am for the 21km event and 10.30am for the 10km Event

Prizegiving - approx. 2.30pm

Directions
The event centre will be at the Lakes Ranch, 79 Lake Rotokawau Road, Tikitere, RD4, Rotorua 3074 which is just off SH30 opposite Hells Gate.

Accommodation
A range of accommodation options for all tastes at Lakes Ranch right at the event centre. Accommodation includes:

Bunkrooms
Tourist Flats
Cabins
Studio units

Bookings can be made by calling Lakes Ranch on (07) 350 3010 or email office@laesranch.org.nz

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