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Date: Saturday 21 September 2024
Distance: Race Tekapo 16KM Run
Start Time: 8:30am
Start/Finish Line: Tekapo Lake Front
Race Briefing: 8:15am
Minimum Age: 14yr
Cut Off Times: 3:00pm at 13km.
1st, 2nd, 3rd Women, Men Overall,
1st Female, 1st Male Under 20, 20-39, 40-59, 60+
Additional Info: The 16km event has a cut-off time at 3:00pm at the 13km mark.
Make sure you stick around after you finish your race to enjoy music, food vendors, and a great atmosphere!
The Race Tekapo 16km event gives you a fast and flat-ish course, while still making the most of the scenery on offer. With no major ascents during the 16km distance this is the perfect addition to Race Tekapo, allowing those of you who aren't as fussed on hills to still be able to enjoy a decent run or walk in the stunning Mackenzie Region.
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 across the iconic Tekapo footbridge and past the most photographed church in the world, the Church of The Good Shepherd. You will then wind your way through the Regional Park, enjoying the towering trees above and soft trails underfoot. Once you reach your first Aid Station you then head through a gate and out onto the amazing Sawdon Station. This part of the course is on the Lagoon Loop track and the trails take you out across this incredible high country station to a small lagoon. You then head back towards the Regional Park where you will take different trails back to the lakes edge. You then take the well formed foot paths and tracks back to the Race Village, where we will be waiting for you with your well-deserved medal.
This course is best described as undulating, with only approximately 200m of elevation throughout. Competitors get to enjoy the famous landmarks of Lake Tekapo, as well as stunning vistas of mountains, high country stations, and of course Lake Tekapo.
The 16km event can be entered as a run or a walk.
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 16km - 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 Lake Tekapo the following compulsory gear is required:
You must carry the following with you:
Recommended but NOT compulsory – Check the weather forecast from Canterbury Weather Updates!
If you have any questions surrounding your compulsory gear (not discussions surrounding the necessities of carrying it), please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aid Stations are at the following distances in the 16km event:
The aid stations will have water, electrolyte fluid, and a supply of fruit, lollies, chips, etc. More details of what will be at each Aid Station will be released closer to the time of the event.
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