The Coastal Classic Mountainbiking, Run and Walk organiser
Peter Street (48) is ready for the event at Livingstonia
Park, Taieri Mouth next month. Photo by Peter McIntosh.
The Coastal Classic Mountainbiking, Run and Walk at
Taieri Mouth is set to hit double figures. Organiser Peter
Street said all the profits from the 10th annual event would
fund projects around Taieri Mouth.
The event, which starts at 10am on Sunday, November 10,
begins and finishes in Livingstonia Park and raises about
$4000 each year.
Past projects had including renovating the park entrance, Mr
The first race had 135 competitors, but on average the event
attracted between 300 and 400 entrants, he said.
''We never imagined at the first race what this would develop
into - it's quite exciting.''
The highest number of entrants was about 550 in 2011, when a
run and a walk were introduced. The event includes the 12km
Craypot Run, the 12km Moturata Views Walk and the 21km
The courses included gravel roads, farm paddocks, coastal
tracks, beaches and wetlands and competitors could access and
enjoy rarely-seen coastal views, he said.
''Considering the time of year with lambing, we appreciate
the farmers allowing us to use their land.''
The Seascape Cafe would provide free coffee, tea and muffins
at the 8km mark.
The 15km, 39km and 52km mountain bike events at Akatore
Forest have courses that included forestry tracks of gravel,
grass and mud and views of the Otago Coast, Lake Waihola and
''Over time with logging the course and view has changed - it
changes from year to year.''
There is a 6km descent through farmland, forestry track,
native bush, wetlands and mud tracks before a final sprint to
the finish line.
''On the day the park is full - you get a buzz when you walk
around. It's a focal day for the Taieri Mouth.''
• After Labour Day, entrants can enter and pay online and
people can enter on event day; registrations open at 8am.