Starting and finishing at the Greta Valley Tavern, this is a handicapped, scenic, rural relay run over six laps of distances varying from 4.6km to 8.2km. There are a few undulations to keep it interesting, a mix of sealed and unsealed roads and magnificent coastal views along the way.
The relay will be followed by prizegiving and a chance to socialise at the Greta Valley Tavern, with some great spot prizes up for grabs thanks to our sponsors including The Sports Shop Rangiora, Mainpower and Mitre10 Mega Ferrymead.
Entry fees per 6 person team are $70 (registered) and $130 (unregistered).
All runners are welcome; club runners and corporate or social teams.
Come along and enjoy a social day supporting the North Canterbury Athletics Club.
For more information including entries visit www.sporty.co.nz/gretavalleyrelay or contact Chris Rae at email@example.com , phone 027 703 0265 or via North Canterbury Athletic Club. Entries (with payment) are due by Wednesday August 3rd.
This is a loop course on sealed and unsealed roads. 10am to 3pm
Lap 1 - 4.6km
Slight uphill, sharp downhill, flatish, short uphill then down to finish at corner of Glendhu Road. Runners to remain on the right hand side of the road at all times.
Lap 2 - 7.9km
Mildly undulating, 2 small humps followed by a 1km steep climb then downhill to finish. Runners to remain on right hand side of road until directed to change on a short straight after the first hump.
Lap 3 - 7.5km
Gentle downhill (left into Happy Valley Rd), mild undulations, short sharp uphill (end of seal), mild undulations, gradual uphill 1.5km then slight downhill to finish. Runners to remain on left hand side while on seal, then as far left as practical on unsealed roads to allow traffic to pass.
Lap 4 - 8.2km
Gentle downhill, 3 sharp gullies (down & up for 3km), mild undulations then gradual uphill to finish at corner Glendhu Rd and Happy Valley Road. Completely unsealed – except in the 3 gullies, Runners to keep as far left as practical on unsealed roads to allow traffic to pass.
Lap 5 - 8.0km
Starts downhill then 5 steep roller coaster hills before finishing downhill where lap 1 finished. Unsealed – except on steep climbs. Runners to keep as far left as practical on unsealed roads to allow traffic to pass.
Lap 6 - 6.0km
Reverse of lap 1 to start, then continue downhill to Greta Valley Tavern intersection, turn left then uphill for 200m to finish at the back entrance to the tavern car park. Runners will stay to the left at all times.