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Remarkables Road Run raises funds for the Cancer Society

August 25 2014


Remarkables Road Run raises funds for the Cancer Society

Keen runners tackled the 13km access road to The Remarkables ski area this weekend in a Daffodil Day fundraiser for the Cancer Society.

Cheered on by friends and family as well as skiers and boarders taking the easy way up by coach or car, runners could choose to run the whole access road, the last 5.5km to the top, or the final 1km.

The race was free for anyone to enter with a minimum $20 donation to the Cancer Society and organiser Gillian Leake said just over $1,000 had been raised through the donation and sponsorship.

“Every little bit counts for such a fantastic cause and people were very generous,” she said.

“The race has only been running for the past three years but word is spreading and each year we get more entries.”

Although the race is definitely not for the faint-hearted, runners were helped this year by the first 4km of the access road having been sealed at the beginning of the season. Fastest runner of the whole distance in 1hr 22min was Wanaka athlete Andrew Town, just a few minutes shy of the record set by multisporter Nathan Fa’aeve last year.

Queenstown athlete Roland Meyer was second in 1hr 28min, ahead of Wanaka runner Nick Cane in 1.31. Fastest woman was Queenstowner Tanya Stone in 1.51.

The race was also well-supported by a large contingent of NZSki staff who ran either the full distance or the 5.5km.

Catch the runners in action in this YouTube clip:
http://youtu.be/o1OiQbcyTSQ

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