The Twizel Hard Labour weekend is a multisport event over two days each year with individual kayak, mountain bike and trail running events, and the Hard Labourer multisport race combining all three.
The event started back in 1985 when a half marathon was started as a fundraiser for kids sport. It has morphed through a number of different events at different sites to what there is today. Competitors can enter individual events or for the really keen, complete all three events and become a Hard Labourer.
The weekend still has its focus on fundraising for local kids sports teams (snow sports, rugby, netball and rowing) as well as community groups such as St John, Kindy and the Twizel Early Learning Centre.