The Clyde to Alexandra Road Races have been held in Central Otago every spring since 1969. Organised by the Alexandra Harrier and Walkers Club, this premier 10km road race attracts over 400 athletes from Otago, Southland and further afield. The Otago Road Championships 10km event will be held in conjunction with it this year.
Starting on the crest of the Clyde Dam, the 10km run and walk heads down the by-pass road, through the historic township of Clyde to the main highway, which runners and walkers then follow to the finish line on the road reserve on the outskirts of Alexandra.
There are also shorter races for junior runners, including 2km and 4km off-road runs in the Pines plantation for those under 12 and 14 years, and a 6km road run for runners under 16 years.
This race is far from being solely about “top gun runners”. There are many participants "Giving it a Go!", walking or running their first 10km race, or coming back to better their time! For these competitors, the personal challenge of competing and finishing is just as important as being in the top placings.
The event concludes with afternoon tea and prizegiving for competitors and their supporters.
See the event website for registration and more information.