Remarkables food and beverage team leader Ronnie Baker
during last year's Remarks Run, raising money for Daffodil
Day. The event will be held again this Saturday, open to
individuals and teams of up to three. Photo supplied.
This Saturday, some of Queenstown's fittest, fastest and
and most motivated residents will compete in a 13km uphill
slog, raising money for Daffodil Day.
The annual Remarks Road Run will involve endurance athletes -
and those keen on challenging themselves for a good cause -
lining up at the bottom of the Remarkables Access Rd and
racing to the top either individually or in teams of up to
Three separate categories would cater to every ability - from
''advanced'', the full 13km run; ''intermediate'', the last
5.5km stretch; to ''beginner'', the final kilometre only.
NZSki brand marketing manager Katrina Priest said the
advanced category would leave from the Remarkables car park,
at the bottom of the access road, at 11.30am. The 5.5km run
would start from 7.5km up the skifield road and the 1km run
would begin at the 12km mark.
Those who entered in teams would tag their team-mates in at
the 7.5km and 12km marks.
The finishing line for all of the three categories would be
at the top car park.
Rather than paying an entry fee, each participant has been
asked to provide a minimum $20 donation to the Cancer Society
and they had the option of finding sponsors to support them.
As it was a charity event, time measurement was not official.
However, there would be prizes for runners who collected the
• Entries will be accepted until Saturday, with entry forms
available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.