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The Tidal Trail Fun Run & Fiesta

Sunday 26th March 2017

MSS invites everyone to come and join us for a fun filled day. The latest addition to our well known Family Fiesta is a walk or run around our fabulous local environment, taking in the unique tidal estuary trails near our school.  Once participants have completed their event, they then get to enjoy the fiesta of live entertainment, stalls, great food and drink, while waiting for the much anticipated prize giving.

Category and spot prizes to be won!  

Spot Prizes
House of Travel Motueka
Skydive Abel Tasman
Abel Tasman Canyons
Abel Tasman Eco Tours 
The Gym
Abel Tasman Sea Shuttles
Birdhurst
Vodafone Motueka
R n' R Kayaks
Total Design & Build Ltd
Whitwell's Menswear 
Pamper Pack - Hair 227 / Bliss / Amy Marshall Beauty 
Check out our Facebook page to learn more about our awesome spot prize sponsors.
Tidal Trail Facebook Event Link

The Event

Participants of the Tidal Trail can choose to walk or run either a 5km or 10km course.  Both courses start by the corner of High St and Courtney St East outside the new 'Kids Collective' and finish within Motueka South School grounds.  The views from the trails are forever changing, making every walk/run a unique experience. 

Entry 

Online registrations OPEN Monday 13th February or you can register for this event on the day.
Online registrations will be open from Monday 13th February and will remain open until Wednesday 22nd March.  
On the day entries will be taken at the registration desk on Courtney St East from 8:30am - 9:30am. 
Check out our Facebook page 'The Tidal Trail Fun Run and Fiesta' for updates      


Registration Form

Early Bird Entries received before Friday 10th March 2017 will go in the draw for our Vodafone ‘Early Bird’ spot prize. 

Entries will be accepted on race day, please note there is no eftpos at the registration desk, cash will be required. Entries will be taken until 9:30am on race day. 

The registration and check in desk will be located off High Street down Courtney St East.  

10km Event = $10

5km Event = $10

Race day event registrations = $15 (cash only please)

Registration and check in:
8:30am - 9:30am - all events 

Briefing:
9:45am - all events 

Race start times:
10:00am - 10km run 
10:05am - 10km walk
10:10am - 5km run
10:15am - 5km walk 

All participants are required to check in on race day.  The check in desk will be located on Courtney St East.  On check in you will need your race confirmation email.  The race identification wrist band you receive upon check in will provide free entry into the fiesta.    

The Course 

10 km course map

Start on Courtney St East. Follow the track around to the right until you hit Wharf Rd. Carry on along the causeway until Link Park, where you cross the boardwalk. Turn left at the end of the boardwalk and carry on around the track until you meet the York Park junction. Here you will leave the 5KM trail and inlet walkway. Cross Trewavas St and pick up the beach access track to the Motueka Quay. Turn left and continue along the waterfront all the way to Harbour Rd. You will have passed the Janie Seddon ship wreck and part of the golf course. At the sharp left hand corner, run straight ahead through the car park to pick up the track again. Carry on along the track all the way until your turn around at the the little bridge. After you turn around follow your tracks back all the way along to Old Wharf Rd. At this point turn right, cross Trewavas St and run along Old Wharf Rd, run past the skate park and turn left after the bridge, bringing you back into the inlet walkway. Carry on straight ahead staying on the track that hugs the water. This will bring you back out onto the main track which will take you back past the start line. Run past here and onto the footpath on the north side of Courtney St. Turn right at the corner and carry on up to the zebra crossing in front of Motueka South School. Go over the zebra crossing, turn left and run in through the car park into the school. Follow the red/white taped line to your finish line.

5 km course map

Start on Courtney.  Follow the track around to the right until you hit Wharf Rd. Carry on along the causeway until Link Park, where you cross the boardwalk.  Turn left at the end of the boardwalk and carry on around the track until you meet the York Park junction.  Leave the 10KM runners behind as you turn left through the gate.  Follow the track all the way around the inlet making sure you do not enter the cemetery.  When you meet Old Wharf Rd turn left and run past the skate park.  Once you are over the small bridge turn left bringing you back into the inlet walkway.  Carry on straight ahead staying on the track that hugs the water.  This will bring you back out onto the main track which will take you back past the start line.  Run past here and onto the footpath on the north side of Courtney St.  Turn right at the corner and carry on up to the zebra crossing in front of Motueka South School.  Go over the zebra crossing, turn left and run in through the car park into the school.  Follow the red/white taped line to your finish line.

Gear/Bag Drop

At check in there will be an area to leave any gear/bags while you complete your event.  This will be available for collection at the end of the race at Motueka South School.  

Flooring Xtra Drinks Station

There will be a drinks station on the course (water only).  Water will also be available at the finish area.

Toilets

All school toilets will be available for use.  

Parking

There is no set parking for this event, however a designated drop off area is available on the corner of High St and Courtney St East.     

Fiesta/Celebration Area

There will be numerous food and drink stalls at the finish area at Motueka South School. 

With plenty of entertainment planned and music playing on the day.  We welcome and encourage you to stay and relax post-race and enjoy the festivities. 

Sun umbrellas, picnic rugs & chairs are encouraged to maximise your relaxing post event in comfort. 

Prize Giving

Prize giving and spot prize draw announcements will commence at 1pm. 

Don’t forget to like and share our event on Facebook to keep up to date with information regarding our event.