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Madame Rouge Run

Madame Rouge Run

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  • Sat 5 Jan ’13, 7:30am – 10:00am


Casita Miro, 3 Brown Road, Onetangi, Waiheke Island


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • On the day: $32.00
  • Early bird: $25.00

On the first Saturday of every year, this sporting event on Waiheke Island is as remarkable as it is unique. Five vineyards and two olive groves in the Onetangi Valley open their properties to the public as they host the Madame-Rouge 10k cross country run (and walk).

Now in its fourth year, this charity event supports the Waiheke High School Scholastic Trust. The number of vineyards participating has grown and for the 2012 event the course will include Te Motu, The Hay Paddock, Obsidian, Bonfire Ridge, and Miro Vineyards. It also crosses two olive groves.

The course is remarkable because it traverses some of the most beautiful vineyard land in the valley, and also traverses two untouched stands of mature native bush on the Bonfire Ridge and Obsidian Vineyards. The course is steep and runners and walkers need to be fit. If you intend entering, get into training now. One Auckland runner last year said it was by far the best and prettiest cross country course she had ever run on.

Entry is available by filling the entry form and faxing to 09 372 7056 and entry costs $25 by credit card. This fee rises to $30 if you register on the day.

January is a hot month so the event starts at 8:00am sharp and all contestants need to be on the course by 7:30am. The race starts and finishes at Miro Vineyard and there is a drinks station at Te Motu.

For those of the walking inclination, there is also a fun walk. Walkers can stop and enjoy the spectacular views and many points along the way. Great spot prizes to be won.

There is limited parking at the vineyard so please consider car pooling, take a Fullers bus, or, if you live close by - perhaps a run or walk to the vineyard as warm up.

You need to be at the vineyard by 7:30am so you can complete entry formalities, and be at the start line by 7:50am. The start of the running race is at 8:00am sharp. The walk begins at 8:10am. Please have the correct change in cash available for your entry ($30) on the day, if you have not entered previously by fax ($25) and paid already by credit card.

If you have entered by fax (to 09 372 7056) and credit card you will need to present your confirmation number at the registration desk at the vineyard to pick up your race number.

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