Orokonui Challenge at the Orokonui Ecosanctuary near Dunedin

The inaugural Orokonui Challenge is an 18.5km run and 11km walk at the Orokonui Ecosanctuary in Waitati, Dunedin.

Note that due to unforeseen circumstances, the Orokonui Challenge has been split into two parts: the 11km WALK on April 22nd, and the 18.5km RUN on April 30th.

The race is fantastic and beautiful all the way - it includes Orokonui's protected forest, Orokonui estuary, Blueskin Bay and Doctors Point beach. Great views and great wildlife! Terrain varies from compacted gravel, grass, beach, asphalt and coarse gravel. The run includes 500-600m of climbing.

The walk includes Orokonui's forest and Orokonui Estuary. Walkers can take their time and enjoy forest and estuarine wildlife. The walk includes 300m of climbing and the terrain is compacted gravel, grass and boardwalk.

Orokonui Challenge

Orokonui Ecosanctuary, Waitati, Dunedin
Saturday, 22 April 2017
Run/Walk11K Walk - Off Road
Sunday, 30 April 2017
Run/Walk18.5K Run - Off Road

Page history

Listing created19 Dec 2016 Last updated 10 Apr 2017 Last checked 10 Apr 2017

Update history

10 Apr 2017Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been split into two parts: the 11km WALK on 22 Apr 2017, and the 18.5km RUN on 30 Apr 2017 17 Jan 2017Added link to online entry for event on 24 Apr 2017 19 Dec 2016Created listing, event date: 22 Apr 2017

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This event is at the Orokonui Ecosanctuary, at 600 Blueskin Rd.

Note: map location(s) may be approximate.


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