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Horizon Energy Motu Challenge 20th Anniversary

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Horizon Energy Motu Challenge 20th Anniversary

2013 marks the 20th anniversary of the Horizon Energy Motu Challenge and there’s no better way to celebrate than by giving it a go!  If the thought of undertaking the whole event is a bit overwhelming, why not get some mates together and enter a team?

Now recognised as the premier multi-sport event in the North Island, the Motu Challenge comprises of four stages: 65km mountain bike ride, 17km run, 52km road cycle, then a 27km kayak, 8km road cycle and 3km run to finish.  Competing is an excellent way to experience the beautiful scenery, native bush and rugged terrain the ÅŒpōtiki area has to offer.

The timing of the event means it is the perfect goal for keeping fit during winter.  Entrants will line up on 12 October to take part in a tough but rewarding experience that doesn’t cost the earth: the entry fee for a school team is a bargain at $120.  Trident High School claimed the college title last year in a time of 08:12:20, not bad considering the weather bomb that hit the region on race-day!

Entrants can proudly boast that they’ve completed an event that has attracted previous winners such as Steve Gurney, Nathan Fa’avae, Richard and Elina Ussher, Neil Gellatly and Gordon Walker, amongst many other top-class athletes who have competed.

Early-bird prices are available for a limited time so get in quick and enter online here

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