"In the Footsteps of the Marines" is a scenic hilly run or walk on Sunday, 27 May 2018, following the challenging route march described by Leon Uris in "Battle Cry."
The event commemorates the arrival of US forces in New Zealand during World War Two. This year's event will be entirely in Whareroa Farm and on Campbell's Mill Road, and includes bush and clay hill tracks and unsealed roads. A good standard of fitness is required.
There are three race categories:
1. Race Walkers (11.5km)
2. Social Walkers and Slow Joggers (9.5km)
3. Runners (11.5km - able to run 11 kms at 7 minutes per km rate or faster)
9.5km for social walkers & slow joggers
11.5km for race walkers & runners