The Longbeach Coastal Challenge is a fabulous event in rural Canterbury that includes trail running/walking and mountain bike events. It will be a great day out with good ol' fashioned country hospitality to make you feel at home.
The course takes you from farm tracks, through stream crossings, onto the beach, up and down gullies, all with a view of the Pacific Ocean from atop the soaring cliffs.
Each event will be held over 3 distances:
- Mountain bike - solo or team: 23km or 35km.
- Mountain bike - family ride: 12km.
- Run: 5km, 12km or 21km.
- Walk: 5km or 12km.
You can compete as part of a team of up to 4 members for the 23km or 35km mountain bike events. The 12km mountain bike ride is suitable for families to ride together.
Date: Sunday 24th November 2019.
Start Time: 9am for runners and walkers (race briefing at 8.45am), and 10.30am to riders (race briefing at 10.15am).
Location: Longbeach Estate (1754 Longbeach Road, Ashburton).
Cost: From $20 for adults (18+ years), and $15 for juniors (5 to 17 years).
Find out more about the Longbeach Coastal Challenge, including how to enter. Online entries close on Sunday 10th November 2019. A late fee to added to entries received from Monday 11th November.
This event is run by Hinds and District Lions Club and Longbeach School. All proceeds will be divided between the Longbeach School Charitable Trust and the Hinds and Districts Lions Charitable Trust.
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