You will start in the Rakaia Domain and then run out the back of the Domain to the Rakaia riverbed where you will run through private property – going over and under certain obstacles, up hills, down hills though water/mud, to the Rakaia Pony Club cross country course where you will take in some of this magic. Water jump, more water, horse jumps, back to the Rakaia Domain with a wee slide or two to contend with and some more water, a few surprises and then the Finish.
Did we mention cars to crawl under in the mud and others to climb over, Oh what about the water bins, did we mention…… I must have forgotten some obstacles, mud in my ears, eyes, my mind!!!
If you do the 5km you do this once – if you’re the athlete you believe you are – you will do this twice in which case you should enter the 10km event.
This type of event will challenge not only your running and walking skills, it will test your cardio vascular system. There is water and mud, tyres to run through, wire to crawl under, fences to scale, bales of hay to climb over, mud, a slippery slide and water.