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Ōpōtiki Dunes Dash Has Something For Everyone

Ōpōtiki Dunes Dash Has Something For Everyone

Registrations are open for the 2013 Dunes Dash on 15 September 2013 and there is something for everyone at this year’s event.

For serious runners and walkers there is a 21km Run and Walk and for those who just want to give it a go, there is a 10km Fun Run and Walk. But the view will be fantastic for all entrants as the course starts in Memorial Park, Ōpōtiki and follows the spectacular Mōtū Trails Dunes Track. Those completing the half-marathon will then carry on to the beach at Tirohanga Bluffs, with a skip through the shallow stream, turn around 500m past Kelly's Beach and return.

Recreation and Tourism Manager, Mike Houghton, says the event was a great success last year and looks like it will be even bigger in 2013.

“The event is an exciting day out – it is great to see the really competitive runners enjoy the day as much as the kids, older people and groups who are just out for a walk and a chat. And the setting is spectacular - we’re lucky to be able to hold this event along one of the most beautiful parts of our coast,” Mr Houghton says.

Tina Cornwell, Information Centre Manager, agreed and noted “it is also really easy to register as you can do it in person or online.  So there is no excuse to forget to register or run out of time – just jump on the internet and sign up now.

“And keep your eye out for Aileen Lawrie [Ōpōtiki District Council Chief Executive] and her son and try and keep up as she has registered to run on the day,” Ms Cornwell said.

The event has a 9am start for Walkers and a 10am Start for runners.

Registrations for the Half-marathon and 10 Kilometre Run run/walk event can be made through www.enteronline.co.nz until 11:59pm, Thursday 12th September. After that a $10 late fee will apply. You can register right up until 30 minutes prior to the event start (cash only).

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