Rarotonga X Country good to go

Wednesday May 16, 2018 Written by Published in Other Sports
Rarotonga X Country good to go

Despite the current spell of poor weather hitting Rarotonga, the opening race of this year’s Rarotonga X Country series will still go on today.

Race organiser Thomas Henderson said they would be racing as normal.

“Cross-country is all about racing out in the conditions and enjoying a run through different terrain, so at this stage we will be all go later today, for a 5pm start at Takitumu Primary.”

The series is due to start with a new relay-based format which will continue for the rest of the series, giving competitors a chance to compete on each of the courses in a team, prior to competing as individuals the week following.

Relay teams will be made up of four runners. If you are 16-years-old or younger, you will only need to complete a one-kilometre lap, while everyone else must run two kilometres.

Henderson said the changes were all about adding an extra challenge to the series and creating a longer season for runners.

“We wanted to up the stakes a bit this year, but also add another fun element to the series,” he said.

“It also means you get a chance to see and run the course, which was the big thing for us.”

Registration starts at 4.15pm, with a $2 entry fee for adults and juniors, and a $1 entry fee for those 16-years-old and under.

Race briefing will follow at 4.45pm.

For further information, contact Thomas Henderson by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or by mobile on 79244.

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