KAITUNA RIDGES RAMBLE
CANCELLED FOR 2020
See you there in 2021!!
Cancellation of this fundrasier due to MoH & Government recommendations in regards to Covid19 measures for public events. Full refund given to pre-registration less transaction fees. Please bear with Clare & I as we sort this. Thank you for your support and we hope to see you in 20121 : )
Kaituna Ridges Farm is an outstanding property just out of Havelock, reaching up from the edges of the Pelorus Sound estuary to the rock outcrops of the steep hillsides above Kaituna Valley.
This is no ordinary farm, having featured on Country Calander in 2016, and is a past winner of the Marlborough Environmental Awards. The 5000 Romney sheep and over 200 head of cattle thrive on 800 hectares of rolling green pasture set amongst large areas of native bush. Wetlands are being restored and the bush is protected. The shade trees and pasture give way to hillsides where steepness and rocky outcrops have allowed native trees, shrubs and ferns to establish, and every turn on the track will give you a different view.
Looking down from the ridges you can see the peaceful Kaituna River winding its way towards the Pelorus Sound, the Richmond Ranges to the South, and the stunning Queen Charlotte Sound to the North.
This is your only chance each year to experience this wonderful Kaituna jewel. Whether you fancy a challenging run, walk or mountain bike grab this opportunity and compete in this fundraising event. Bring along the family to enjoy the beautiful surroundings as you can wander around the stalls, have fun on the bouncy castles, go for pony rides, and relax under the shade of the tree.
12km WALK / MTB / RUN
Race or Participate in our annual fundraisier for Pelorus Community Preschool.
Prizes for 1st / 2nd / 3rd Male and Female competitors & Spot Prizes!!
Please Note - With Parent/s or Care Givers consent 13yr & under can compete as long as you think they are capable (please read course description below). They will have to be accompanied by an Adult around the course and be signed in/out by them too.
The number of prizes awarded is dependent on competitor numbers (i.e. 20 Competitors or less 1st Prize only / 40 Competitors or less 1st and 2nd Prizes only / 50 Competitors or more 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prizes awarded).
To receive your prize or spot prize you have to be present in person at the Prize Giving Presentation.
The Ramble is a 12km loop course. The event will begin in the paddock past the woolshed on Kaituna Ridges Farm. The route is a steady uphill climb, mainly a on 4WD track, to the first saddle with a decent drop before returning to the ridgeline and winding through beautiful beech forest. Another saddle is mastered before heading into thicker native bush, following an old gold miners trail to come out onto a ridge to begin the final decent. Kaituna Ridges Ramble is a moderately challenging and rewarding trek which requires medium level of fitness for walking and running. The mountain bike is in areas technically challenging and requires a fairly high level of fitness to master the uphill sections. Depending on your ability Walkers are expected to take between 3 to 4 hours, for Runners 2 to 3 hours, and for MTB approximately 2 to 3 hours.
Be Prepared - as good footwear is esstential, bring water, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat. The track will be clearly signposted with markers, Course Marshalls positioned with water and contact to St John Volunteers for your safety. Please keep to the track as marked with pink fluro tags and close all gates behind you.
Please note that mobile services are limited to the Spark network only.
See our facebook page www.facebook.com/KaitunaRidgesRamble / Remember to like us to receive information and updates on this event.
REGISTRATION FOR WALK / MTB / RUN
WALKERS - Registration from 7:30am to 8:00am for participants. Walkers will be the first to set-off, and need to be at the starting line at 8:15am.
MTB & RUNNERS - Registration from 8:30am to 9:15am for participants. Bikers & Runners will need to be at the starting line at 9:30am.
ENTRY FEE FOR WALK / MTB / RUN
$21.97 / Person online with Eventbrite (including transaction fees) OR
$25.00 / Person on event day (cash only on event day please)
Please Note - With Parent/s or Care Givers consent 13yr & under can compete as long as you think they are capable (please read course description before purchase). They will have to be accompanied by an Adult around the course and be signed in/out by them too.
Runners or MTB are welcome to do a second loop of the track for extra personal achievement at no extra charge, please advise the Registration Desk Volunteer of your intention before heading off and make sure you are signed back in before the prize giving presentation at 1pm.
PRIZE GIVING PRESENTATION to commence at 1pm or until last participant returns.
MARKET DAY & FAMILY FUN
Lions Club Havelock Market Day, Food Stall, Marlborough Sounds Massage, Bouncy Castle, Pony Rides, plus more - something for everyone!!
Remember there will be no Eftpos please bring along some cash and gold coins and have some fun with your loved ones!!
The physical address for the event is 76 Readers Rd, Havelock, Marlborough. There will be markers directing you in from SH6.
No dogs please. This is a smokefree event.
Postponements will be notified via our website and Facebook page the day prior to the event at Landowners discretion.
The Kaituna Ridges Ramble is a fundraising event for Pelorus Community Preschool.
Event Coordinator :- Melanie Cherry 027 911 2436 & Clare Moore