Runners set off in the dark at the start of the 2015 Round Rarotonga Road Race at Avarua early on Saturday morning.
As the Round Rarotonga Road Race quickly approaches later this month, the first event to start the week of running is the Round the Rock Relay.
last year’s venue change to the Ngatangiia/Matavera Sports Field in Muri, teams
this year will again be striding off to claim bragging rights.
on board are Toa Gas as the main sponsor, with manager Ed Herman enthusiastic
about driving the number of local teams to compete this year.
relay event we feel is or should be supported by our local community. We are
motivated to support events that bring our communities together in a fun and
collaborative way,” Herman said.
want teams to cease the opportunity to work together, compete and to take that
experience back with them to their organisation's. To have fun and bond with
their friends, family, colleagues, etc. We also want our locals to get some
perspective on how tough and fun this sport can be individually and as a team.
remember in previous years, the relay event was the highlight of the week
of running for the locals. It was fun, exciting and the team bonded and would
talk about the event weeks after. It was a unique experience for a sport that
not many locals take up.”
create a fun atmosphere there will be a BBQ after the completion of the race
with not only Toa Gas but also Primefoods and the Turoa Bakery generously
donating to the event.
categories again are for a 10-person, 20-person or a wider school team to
battle it out with the registration forms available on the Athletics Cook
Islands Facebook page.
race briefing starts at 3.30pm with the teams starting at 4pm heading around
the island in an anti-clockwise direction.