Event Title
Meridian Twizel Hard Labour Weekend
Start Date
Saturday, 21 October 2017
End Date
Sunday, 22 October 2017
Location
Twizel
Organiser
Dean Nelson
Contact Number
deansandy@xtra.co.nz
Summary
This great multisport event will include various options to cater for multisporters, mountain bikers, kayakers and runners.
Description

The Meridian Twizel Hard Labour Weekend had its background back in 1985 when a half marathon was started as a fundraiser for kids sport. It has morphed through a number of different events at different sites to what we have today – three events (mountain bike, kayak and off-road run) over two days. Competitors can enter individual events or for the really keen, complete all three events and become a Hard Labourer.

Hard Labour 17.JPGHard Labourer - Kayak, Run, Mountain bike

Steve Skinner Canal Kayak - 20km Kayak paddle

Dusky Trail - 16km/40km Mountain bike race

Pyramid Run/Walk - 10km / half marathon (Sunday)

and for the kids...

Mini Dusky Trail - 10km Mountain bike race

Mini Pyramid Run/Walk - 5km run race (Sunday)

The canal kayak is on Saturday morning this year, with the registration and scrutineering just before the race. Timing is pretty tight so please get there early so that we can get everyone processed. You will need to pass scrutineering before 7:30 am to be eligible to start the race and absolutely no-one will be allowed to begin after the main start at 8 am.

Social Hour and Prizegiving will be outside the MOW Bar in the Twizel Marketplace (town centre) from 5:00 pm.

Registration Website

Apart from providing some really good events in a very relaxed atmosphere, the weekend still has its focus on fund raising for local kids sports teams (snow sports, rugby, netball and rowing) which are burdened with the costs of travel and purchase of equipment. In recent years we have helped support individual students with their Outward Bound fees and travel to national sports tournaments. We also help other community groups such as St Johns, Kindy and the Twizel Early Learning Centre. Over the last four years, just under $80,000 has been raised for these worthwhile causes.

In return for these donations, the kids and their parents are expected to help out at the events. They are the people in hi-viz vests directing cars in the car park, marshaling you on the course, handing out drinks or cooking sausages for you at the end of your race. Without their help and without your participation, this fundraiser wouldn’t happen.

The events also couldn’t take place without the support of many individuals and businesses. Sponsors are acknowledged on the sponsor page but we would particularly like to thank the following:

Simon and Priscilla Cameron, Mike and Elaine Lindsay, Doug McIntyre, the managers of Pukaki Downs and the Department of Conservation for access to land and tracks
Meridian Energy for use of the canals
Twizel St Johns and the local police for support during the events
Last Mango in Tarras for live music at the Dusky event
Tim Mills and Rex Toneycliffe for doing traffic management plans



The events also couldn’t take place without the support of many individuals and businesses. Sponsors are acknowledged on the sponsor page but we would particularly like to thank the following:

Simon and Priscilla Cameron, Mike and Elaine Lindsay, Doug McIntyre, the managers of Pukaki Downs and the Department of Conservation for access to land and tracks
Meridian Energy for use of the canals
Twizel St Johns and the local police for support during the events
Last Mango in Tarras for live music at the Dusky event
Tim Mills and Rex Toneycliffe for doing traffic management plans

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