This is our biggie for the serious runners, walkers and self-challenge doers.
Course heads off down to the Kowhai River bank through nice bird-filled bush, back along Postmans Road, a wee climb towards the end with the treat of great views across the Kaikoura Peninsula.
We follow the same track as the 1/2 Marathon for a start on this course. Not quite so much Kowhai River bank and a nice return loop along the flats.
Great for folk who don’t do hills…..
But don’t be fooled, it’s still a challenge!
This race is exclusively for primary school age children (9 years and under). Parents would never keep up anyhow! A sprint down Schoolhouse Road to the Suburban Hall and return.
Keep your eyes open if you want to catch this race, it’s quick.
Now in its 10th year, the Kaikoura Whale Run began life in the school grounds of Kaikoura Suburban School as the Kaikoura Suburban Half Marathon. The idea was to create a fun event fund raiser that could encourage folk to have a get fit project over winter to feel great for the summer. It has proven to be very popular and thanks to the support and sponsorship of local businesses and you; the competitors, we now bring you the new, bigger and even better Kaikoura Whale Run.
The school is celebrating 140 years & the Whale Run is 10 years old (woohoo!).
An edible and flowering memorial garden with seating is being designed to commemorate these milestones. A plaque will be placed in the garden with names of those individuals, families and community who have contributed to the development of the garden.
The team loved your event last year and I would love to get up and participate in something this year.
I just want to congratulate and thank you.
Congratulations for organising such a successful running event. All of the students I have talked to really enjoyed it as did our Principal. Our students felt a real sense of accomplishment at finishing the race.
The Kaikoura Whale Run
Kaikoura Suburban School
425 Schoolhouse Road
R D 1
Ph. 03 319 5064
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