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Fine Forecast for events in Coromandel Town

04 May 2018

A fine day with light winds is forecast tomorrow for the field of more than 210 runners taking on the Great Kauri Run, which finishes in Coromandel Town and has drawn some record numbers.

The charitable event is unique in that it restores Coromandel’s depleted kauri forests by providing a kauri seedling for each competitor that enters.

There are numerous distances to choose from including a gruelling 70km ultra run that’s billed as the toughest trail run held on the Coromandel, as well as a competitive 32km race, a half-marathon 23km, a 12km kauri loop trail and a fun run of 5km.
To date 210 men, women and youngsters have entered and more are expected tomorrow when entries for the 5km fun run are still being taken.
“It’s looking like it’s going to be great conditions, which is excellent news for the ultra runners particularly,” says co-organiser Andy Reid. To find out more about this event see ARC Events website.

Also on in Coromandel Town on Saturday is the annual Coromandel Town Seafood Festival. This will be the third year the festival will be held at Coromandel Area School, Woollams Ave, Coromandel Town, from 10am until 4pm.

The family-friendly event in the heart of the Coromandel Town is a fundraiser for the school, which will receive all proceeds from the $2 entry fee at the gate.

With its pristine waters, the Coromandel Harbour is renowned for its mussel and oyster farms, as well as being a great place to go fishing. Local chefs and restaurants will showcase the Coromandel's crown jewels - oysters, mussels and other kaimoana.

For further information regarding this festival see their website or facebook page.