5K & 7.5K Family Fun Run / Walk Description of Course
Both Course start and finish at the same place - Western Reserve (Site 5), Te Haruhi Bay, Shakespear Park, Army Bay (down by the peacocks). Marshals will be in attendance at all intersections along the route. Course will also be marked with cones indicating direction. Terrain is predominantly ‘off-road', undulating, through paddocks and over grassy hills. Includes gravel and some steep down hills. Some walkers may wish to bring walking aids. Parts of the track will not be suitable for baby buggies/strollers. Good footwear / cap / sunblock recommended. Competitors will head towards the Camp site, cross over the road and continue towards the old wool shed, up the steps and through the paddock towards the ‘picture frame'. Turn Right onto the track towards the ‘look out', make a sharp left turn at the water tanks, follow the path down towards Bruce Harvey Drive. Turn right into Bruce Harvey Drive, continue along the grassy verge down the hill, make a right turn onto the path alongside the stream, and continue along around the corner towards ‘Water Fall Gully' track. The course continues through water fall gully, and up to the ‘look out'. At this point the 2 courses differ.
5k - Will turn right at look out and run/walk down sharp middle ‘blue' track, down gravel path, cross road over into field, and head back to the start/finish line.
7.5k - Carries on along main track, follows ‘red' route; past ‘pink beach' through paddocks to the set of steps, leading down towards campsite. Left at bottom of steps heading towards the beach, right turn onto the beach, head towards sand dune, turn right at sand dune and back onto field, towards start/finish line.