Rangitikei River Race


Jan 14


4794 Toe Toe Rd, Mangaweka

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anniekens@yahoo.co.nz, 0211586706

Anne Cairns

Come along and paddle a beaut stretch of water and get some good kms in on the river…

The race is held on a grade 1-2 rapids on the scenic Rangitikei River and is ideal preparation for the Coast to Coast.
  • Approved Buoyancy Aid (6.2kg) and Helmets MUST be worn
  • Competitors must be competent Grade II Certificate paddlers
ACCOMMODATION– Camping grounds are available at Mangaweka and Vinegar Hill (finish) or also options at Awastone Riverside Haven https://www.mangaweka.co.nz/
SHUTTLE SERVICE (Before the Race)
A shuttle bus will run from Vinegar Hill at 9am back to the start (with a pick up at Ohingaiti on the way for any short course paddlers). Drop your kayak off at the start (Utiku) and drive your car to the finish (Vinegar Hill or Ohingaiti), the bus will return you to the start. Cost $20 (pay bus driver). Please contact ‘Mangaweka Adventure Company’ to book this service. Ph 06-3825744, email: info@mangaweka.co.nzAllow at least 1 hour for this.
Entries close midnight Thursday January 11th (Lates accepted on the day up to 9.00am, at $40 extra cost)
Email: anniekens@yahoo.co.nz for an entry form or phone Anne Cairns 0211586706 for any details
Registration will be from 8.00am, Utiku Gravel Pit, Toe Toe Road, off State Highway One.
Race briefing 9.45am approx
RACE START- Staggered start with paddlers classed into start waves based on expected finish times.
First class leaves 10.15am (Recreational, DRR, Sprinters, Innovative etc), short course paddlers will start five minutes after last class of long course racers.
Prizegiving and BBQ- Vinegar Hill Domain, approx 3pm