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Are You Up For The Sanctuary Gut Buster?


Are you up for the challenge of this year's Sanctuary Gut Buster?

last's years Sanctuary Gut Buster race

Following last years highly successful round the fence fun run where more than 280 runners took part, the Combined Rotary Clubs of Wellington, in conjunction with Wellington Harrier Athletic Club, Wellington City Council and Karori Wildlife Sanctuary are again organising the challenging Sanctuary Gut Buster fun run to help raise funds for the Combined Rotary Centennial Project - the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary Discovery Area.

The run will be on Sunday 8 May 2005, starting from Ben Burn Park and proceeding around the outside of Karori Wildlife Sanctuary's perimeter fence then finishing at the Campbell Street Scout Hall.

Sanctuary Marketing Manager Rachael Dippie said, "We received a great response to last year's inaugural round the fence fun run. It attracted a wide variety people from competitive runners to daring families up for the challenge of walking the fence line. It's taking place a week before the New Zealand Mountain Running Championships which are taking place in Wellington so it's a great warm-up for those competitors."

Last year the first person back was Wayne Atkins who completed the course in a staggering 44 minutes and 39 seconds.

"There are some magical views and plenty of points of interest along the way. However, parts of the course are rather steep, so participants should be physically capable of completing the course. And, for safety reasons bikes, mountain buggies and dogs will not be permitted during the event, said Ms Dippie.

Registration fees are $25 per competitor or $20 per junior competitor. Further information and entry forms can be downloaded from the website or by contacting Euan Howden on phone 021 675 460 or emailing


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