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Mt Lyford Challenge

Mt Lyford Challenge

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  • Sun 22 Mar ’09, 8:00am – 3:00pm


Mt Lyford, North Canterbury, Hurunui

Ticket Information:

  • Adult - Terako: $55.00
  • Adult - Mt Lyford: $35.00
  • Adult - Bushline: $25.00
  • Youth: $10.00

Five races to choose from . . . plus the Merivale Paper Plus Schools Challenge.

Vasque - Mt Terako EXTREME Challenge
This is adventure running at its very best . . . in fact “This is the most technically challenging adventure run under 30kms in New Zealand”. Are you looking for a technical race that includes screed slopes, boulder hopping, bush routes, ridge running, creeks, waterfalls and an element of navigation? We believe that the Terako Challenge is the only short course in New Zealand offering all these elements. Run over a course of 20km with a 2040m climb, much of the uphill route follows the mountain ridge with the downhill through bush, creek valleys usually inaccessible to the public. The Vasque - Mt Terako Challenge is for the experienced only. If you are an adventure racer, rogainer, orienteer, mountain runner or 'fast trampers' you will love the challenges this race offers.

This year there is a $500 prize for the first male and female runners to break the Vasque Extreme record with a time of 2:45:00 or less for men and 3:30:00 for women.

Mt Lyford Alpine Resort - Mt Lyford CLASSIC Challenge . . . 9km with a 865m climb. This challenge is Canterbury’s premier adventure race, designed for experienced runners or walkers and new comers to adventure mountain racing. A good level of fitness is required for this challenge.

SWAZI Farmers Challenge… This challenge follows the same route as the Mt Lyford Alpine Resort – Mt Lyford Challenge. To qualify for the SWAZI Farmers Challenge you must work on a farm that provides over 75% of your yearly income. Prizes will be awarded to the first male and female farmers in both the running and walking sections.

De Kikker Vijver Lodge Bushline Challenge . . . 4km with a 400m climb. The De Kikker Vijver Bushline Challenge is designed for newcomers to adventure mountain racing. Average fitness required.
SWAZI Junior Challenge… 3km with a 130m climb. This is a great way to introduce 7 – 14 year olds to mountain running and adventure racing. This cross-country challenge is run on well formed tracks.

For all race information www.paardekooper.co.nz

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