Date: Saturday 16 September 2023
Distance: The Cairns Alpine Resort and Golf Club 12K Run and Walk
Start Time: 11:00am
Start/Finish Line: Tekapo Lake Front
Race Briefing: 10:45am
Minimum Age: 12yr
Cut Off Times: n/a
1st, 2nd, 3rd Women, Men Overall,
1st Female, 1st Male Under 20, 20-39, 40-59, 60+
Additional Info: The 12km event has a cut-off time at 3:00pm at the 6km mark.
Make sure you stick around after you finish your race to enjoy music, food vendors, and a great atmosphere!
The Cairns Alpine Resort and Golf Club 12km event gives you the most scenery packed into 12km anywhere in the country, possibly the world. With Mt John the main part of this course, you get to enjoy 12km of breath-taking views the entire way. The race starts and finishes at the side of Lake Tekapo, allowing spectators and supporters a great opportunity to cheer you on. Once you set off you will head straight up Mt John - a short and sharp ascent to what will leave you breathless in more ways then one. The summit has 360 degree views of the surrounding area, it will perfectly acceptable to stop and take some photos! For those keen for a fast time, the remainder of the Mt John loop will allow you to pick up the pace as you head along the top and down to the lake edge. You then head along the side of the lake, past the entrance to the Hot Pools (which you will certainly want to enjoy after your efforts!), and back to the cheers at the finish area.
If you want a challenge, but not feeling up for the 21km or 32km, the 12km event is perfect for you. The course is more challenging than a traditional 10km race, adding on some elevation and a couple of km's. And with scenery that will stay with you for a life-time, the Cairns Alpine Resort and Golf Club 12km race is well worth a go.
The 12km event can be entered as a run or a walk.
Gear Checks will occur either during Race Registration on Friday 15th, OR on the morning of the race.
There will also be spot gear checks throughout the race.
YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED IF YOU ARE ASSESSED TO NOT BE CARRYING THE REQUIRED GEAR.
The gear list below is compulsory. If you wish to carry extra items that you would usually take when running then please do so. While the Aid Stations will supply you with nutrition at various points along the course, it is recommended you carry with you any extra items you might require during the 12km - including any specific nutrition or fluid the Aid Stations may not provide.
Due to the unpredictable nature of Mackenzie Country weather and the elevation of Mt John the following compulsory gear is required:
You MUST carry the following with you in your pack:
The Race Director and Course and Safety Manager may choose in the 24 hours prior to the start of the race to reduce the compulsory gear to the following:
We will be informing competitors at Race Registration on Friday 15th, as well as on the morning of the race. We will also post this information on Facebook and Instagram.
Recommended but NOT compulsory – Check the weather forecast from Canterbury Weather Updates!
The Compulsory Gear is not negotiable. There will be no exceptions made regarding specific items on the list. If you have any questions surrounding your compulsory gear (not discussions surrounding the necessities of carrying it), please email email@example.com .
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