Kaituna Ridges Ramble
Sun 19 Mar
When: Sun 19 Mar, 8:00am - 3:00pm
Venue: Kaituna Ridges
Website: Pelorus Community Preschool
Booking Website: Eventfinda Ticketing
Pricing: $10.00 to $25.00
Additional Info: All Ages
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 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 participate in this fundraising event.
This is not a race but a personal challenge. Register then set off at your own pace.
The Ramble is a challenging 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 on a 4WD track, to the first saddle, with a decent drop before returning to the ridgeline and winding through the 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 descent.
Kaituna Ridges Ramble is a testing but rewarding trek which requires a medium level of fitness for walkers and runners. There are some challenging sections on a bike - some steep climbs and rooty parts. Depending on your ability, walkers are expected to take between 3 to 4 hours, runners 2 to 3 hours, and bikers 2 to 3 hours.
Please Note: Children 13yr and under must be accompanied by an adult around the course.
What to Bring:
Water and snacks
Sunscreen, sunglasses, hat
Camera to capture the stunning views
The track will be clearly signposted with markers. Course Marshalls will be positioned with water and have contact directly with St John Volunteers for your safety. Please keep to track as marked with pink fluro tags, and close all gates behind you.
Please note that mobile services are limited to Spark network only.
See our Facebook page www.facebook.com/KaitunaRidgesRamble and follow us for upcoming event information.
Registration and Entry Fee:
Pre-purchased tickets $25
On-the-day $30 cash only
On event day please come to the registration desk between 8:00am to 9:00am to sign in. You may start as soon as you are ready.
Please note Event Registration (including preregistration sign in) will close shortly after 9:00am.
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 event closure around 2pm.
Food Stall & Coffee Cart:
Pelorus Community Preschool will be selling a range of delicious food and a coffee cart will be available.
Cash Only Please
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 smoke-free event.
Postponements will be notified via our website and Facebook page the day prior to the event at Landowner's discretion.
The Kaituna Ridges Ramble is a fundraising event for Pelorus Community Preschool.