In the Footsteps of the Marines

Sunday, 27 May 2018

Whareroa Farm, Near Paekakariki

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"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. The race starts and finishes at Whareroa Farm, MacKays Crossing, Paekakariki and includes sealed and unsealed roads, and bush and clay tracks. The course has climbs of about 300m. 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)

Both courses involve hill tracks and unsealed roads, and have uphill sections of approximately 4 to 5 kms in total. Distances are approximate.


9.5km for social walkers & slow joggers
11.5km for race walkers & runners

Location map

This event takes place at Whareroa Farm, MacKays Crossing near Paekakariki.

Note: map location may be approximate.

Other events

Other editons of this event were on / will be on:
- 27 May 2018
- 28 May 2017
- 29 May 2016
- 24 May 2015
- 25 May 2014


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