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Friday 22 September 2023 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Athletics, Sports


Round Raro Race Week Programme
Seasoned triathlete Roland Neururer, left, led his Edgewater Resort team which comprised of Gabe Raymond and Greg Gustafson to win the 31km x 3 Relay race last year. RRRR/23092108

Friday 22 September – Rest Day

Saturday 23 September – Race Day

The 31km race opens at the National Auditorium domes from 4.30am with race to start from outside Bamboo Jacks Restaurant at 5.30am and the 10 km race will start from the Moana Sands Lagoon Resort in Tikioki at 7.30am. Complimentary buses will be available at the Domes in the morning to take participants to the 10km race start line with the last bus departing at 7am for Tikioki. At the finish line, there will be complementary drinks, light snacks and tropical fruit for all runners and supporters after the race.

Sunday 24 September – Prize Giving 6pm

Day of rest in the Cook Islands with limited activities available. You are welcomed to attend the Sunday Church service where you can enjoy the distinctive traditional hymns of the Cook Islands. The Official Prize Giving Island Night Dinner & Show will kick off at 6pm.

Monday 25 September   – Hash House Harriers

HASH is one of the oldest surviving clubs on the island, and one of the longest serving and at times largest hash club in the Pacific and not one weekly run or walk has been missed since 1980. The Hash House Harriers wish to welcome all RRRR participants to join in on the celebrations with your best costumed attire from 5pm.

Tuesday 26 September – Nutters Cross Island Run  

The Nutters Cross Island Run is approximately 8.5 km that starts at 3pm from Vaimaanga between the popular Wigmores Super Store and Vaima Restaurant and heads over ridges across rugged valleys and riverbeds down to the Avatiu Coastline. The remarks from this run have been branded the most difficult in the country. It is not recommended for the fainthearted. Registration and check in for race will be at the Avatiu finish line of the race. There will be considerations for a 2pm start for walkers. Race entry is a gold coin donation. The record still stands unbeaten at 45 minutes and 28 seconds set back in 1992, and promises to be an exciting challenge. If you think you can beat it, give it a go!