The inaugural ‘Pursuit in Paradise’ marathon is set to take off in Aitutaki on the 30th of April 2018.
Events over five days will offer something for everyone, and will culminate in the Space Themed Hash House Harries Run on Friday the 4th of May.
Organisors are expecting around 250 visitors for this event, and it will follow international marathon guidelines.
This yearly event is set to become an important date on all marathon enthusiasts calenders.
The schedule is as follows:
MONDAY 30 APRIL
PASTA NIGHT & RACE BRIEFING
A Pasta Dinner held at Tamanu Beach Resort for all runners and supporters will commence at 5.30pm. There will be a full race briefing and the opportunity for final race registrations to be completed.
TUESDAY 1 MAY
All 3 distances will start at 0600am from Ootu Point. Complimentary busses will be available to pick up participants in the morning to get you to the start line by 0500. Busses will run from 0430am. Pick up locations and times to be advised at race briefing. Race Numbers and final check in will be conducted from the Race Control Marquee prior to the race. At the finishing of the race, there will be complementary coconut juice, water, light snacks and tropical fruit for all runners & supporters. Feel free to join us at the Boatshed Bar and Grill for “Finish line” drinks from 5pm onwards.
WEDNESDAY 2 MAY
LAGOON/REST DAY – PRIZE GIVING DINNER
What better way to recover from the previous days running than a day out on the stunning Aitutaki Lagoon. For many years our people have sat and soaked in the waters of Aitutaki Lagoon as a way of easing the aches and pains in our muscles and joints. The Official Prize Giving Ceremony and Dinner will begin at 6pm. At the Aitutaki Game Fishing Club.
THURSDAY 3 MAY
RUNWAY 5KM FUN RUN
Another first for Aitutaki, with our Runway Fun Run. Run will start at 1700 (after the planes have left) heading south to the end of the runway and back. Afterwards those inclined are invited back to the Aitutaki Golf Club for a couple of cold ones.
FRIDAY 4 MAY
INTERNATIONAL STAR WARS DAY HASH HARRIERS RUN
If you’re still bemused…. “May the 4th be with you” gives rise to the 4th of May being International Star Wars Day so what better way to celebrate than with a Space Themed Hash House Harries Run. Run starts 5pm from the Aitutaki Game Fishing Club. International Hash House Harries Rules apply.