Round Rarotonga Road Race
A unique running event not to be missed!
About the Race
When: 19-26 September 2013
Where: Rarotonga in the Cook Islands
Held in September each year in beautiful Rarotonga, this week is totally geared for the South Pacific holiday maker with a running addiction!
The main event is the 32km round island road race, but if you’re not up for that – choose from other events like the Local Fun Run, Hash House Harriers Birthday run, Round Rock teams relay, or the totally mad Nutters Cross Island Run …which starts from the site of the Royal Takitumu Hilton Resort and heads over mountain ridges, across rugged valleys and riverbeds down to the Avatiu Coastline. This particular run however, is not for the fainthearted and with the record still unbeaten at 45 minutes, promises to be an exciting challenge and a great spectator event.
About the Destination
This beautiful island is a small gem in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with long, white sandy beaches, and lush interior forests. There is plenty to do here and swimming, snorkelling, deep-sea fishing, and hiking make the top of the list. If these activities are too much after a week of running, you can pick your favourite palm tree on the beach and enjoy a hard-earned tropical drink. Whatever you do, you shouldn’t miss Wigmore Falls (Papua Falls) or the ancient marae, Arai te Tonga. The pace is relaxed, the people are friendly, and the scenery cannot be beat.
- Return airfares on Air New Zealand (seat and bag option) (Flights depart Auckland 20th September, arrive into Rarotonga on 19th September)
- Return airport transfers to Puaikura Reef Lodges, or Edgewater Resort & Spa, or Manuia Beach Boutique Hotel
- 7 nights’ accommodation (double/twin share) at Puaikura Reef Lodges, or Edgewater Resort & Spa, or Manuia Beach Boutique Hotel (Check in: 19th September – 26th September) *
- Tropical buffet breakfast daily, access to all resort facilities
From $1,509.00 per person at Puaikura Reef Lodges (double/twin-share). Includes stay for 7, pay for 6 promo.
Puaikura Reef Lodges
Puaikura Reef Lodges, is situated on the western side of Rarotonga in the Cook Islands. Puaikura Reef Lodges is just meters from a perfect white sandy snorkelling beach and only 15 minutes from the main township of Avarua.. They offer a large swimming pool, tropical gardens and simply great accommodation!
From $1,549.00 per person at Edgewater Resort and Spa (double/twin-share). Includes stay 7 pay for 6 promo, plus receive NZD$100 food and beverage credit per room per stay.
Edgewater Resort and Spa
The Edgewater Resort & Spa is the best-known Cook Islands resort, offering affordable luxury on the sheltered west coast of Rarotonga. The Edgewater’s prime location puts Rarotonga’s natural splendour front and centre; the magnificent sunsets, the surrounding lush green mountains and the view over the white sandy beach and deep blue lagoon.Yet it’s not just the backdrop that makes The Edgewater Resort & Spa the best accommodation Rarotonga has to offer. What sets this premier Rarotonga resort apart is what Edgewater brings to this stunning island location: great dining, first-class entertainment, a dedicated kids’ club, health spa and sparkling pool. As the largest Rarotongan resort, Edgewater has more space, more activities and more to offer than any other Cook Islands holiday.
From $1899.00 per person at Manuia Beach Boutique Hotel (double/Twin-share). Includes stay 7 pay for 6 promo
Manuia Beach Boutique Hotel – No children under 16 years
Manuia Beach Resort – your Cook Islands resort accommodation – is set right on the beach in private and peaceful surroundings on the sheltered sunset coast of Rarotonga. You will love the authentic Cook Islands style accommodation, with the coconut thatched suites complete with island style decor and modern amenities such as air conditioning. Walk through the sandy path down to the water and be stunned by the beauty of the poolside area. The infinity pool, Right on the Beach Restaurant with its relaxed authentic Polynesian cuisine, loungers set invitingly facing the beautiful lagoon, and attentive local staff, will all set the stage for your dream Rarotongan get-away.
* There are a range of room types available within the two properties, please contact us for more information.
Race entries are additional.
$190.00 per person, entry includes:
- Race Entry
- Finishing Medal
- Finish Photo
- Prize Giving Dinner
Supporters registration additional.
$95.00 per person, includes:
- Prize Giving Dinner
- Voucher booklet