Date: Saturday 11 December 2021
Distance: Balmoral Station 12K Run and Walk
Start Time: 8:00am
Start/Finish Line: Tekapo Lake Front
Race Briefing: 7:45am
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 no cut-off time.
Make sure you stick around after you finish your race to enjoy live music, food vendors, and a great atmosphere!
The Balmoral Station 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 Balmoral Station 12km race is well worth a go.
The 12km event can be entered as a run or a walk.
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