We offer 2 Events in the Cook Islands - Round Rarotonga Road Race in Sept and the Aitutaki Marathon in May. Come spend some time in Paradise
ROUND RAROTONGA ROAD RACE
Sept 20 to SEpt 27, 2018
Muri Beach Club
The Beach Club Hotel’s is unequalled adult-only (18 years and over) resort location puts guests right at the heart of one of Rarotonga’s most outstanding natural features – Muri Lagoon. This boutigue hotel is fully equipped to cater to your event whim, with a Restaurant & Bar, Rarotonga’s biggest Pool, 24hr Reception, Beauty & Spar, Rengal Cars & Scooters, Lagoon lounge with books and games, luggage storage, Giant Chess Set, Beach Volleyball, Snorkelling gear, kayaks, standup paddleboards, daily changing hot breakfast to name a few.
The Edgewater Resort and Spa is the largest resort on Rarotonga and is located on the sheltered west coast of the island, in prime location to view the beautiful Rarotonga sunsets. The resort is situated on the lagoon front and offers amenities and services one would expect of a large resort including 2 restaurants, a bar, pool, tennis courts, room service, games room, gift shop, tour desk, guest laundry, day spa and hair salon, kids club, daily activities program, snorkelling gear, island night performance, business centre and ATM.
Travel Period: Travel 20 Sept-27 Sept 2018
Included in the Package:
Meet & Greet with Fresh Flower Ei (Garland) and bottle water
Arrival Airport Transfer
Daily Tropical Breakfast
Free Use of Snorkelling gear, kayaks, standup paddle boards, beach towels
Free use of Tennis Courts (Edgewater)
Invite to a Weekly Managers Cocktail Hour
Departure Airport Transfer
7 Nights Choice of Accommodation Edgewater or Muri Beach Club
Race Package or Spectator Package including prize giving dinner and t-shirt
Race packet includes race number, finishers medal and finishing photo
*** Early Bird Specia (Edgewater Only)l: Book and confirm before 30 June 2018 and Receive
o $100 Resort Credit & a Beverage and Snack Pack waiting for you for Room bookings
o $150 Resort Credit & Beverage and Grocery Pack/Villa booked per stay
41ST ROUND RAROTONGA ROAD RACE PROGRAM FOR THE WEEK
THU, 20 SEPTEMBER 2018: ARRIVE RAROTONGA
You will be met at the airport with a Flower Lei Greeting and transferred to your hotel
Round Rarotonga Road Race 2018 foots off (starts) with dressed up 5km FUN RUN. The venue will once again be at the yard across from Beachcomber known as Sinai Hall down town Avarua.
The aim of the race is to get everyone to meet and mingle and have fun before the main race. So dare to be different turn up as Superman or Robinhood. LETS HAVE FUN! Everyone is encouraged to dress up for fun, anything goes!
FRI, 21 SEPTEMBER 2018: RARO SAFARI TOURS
Raro Safari Tours offers an exciting day adventure into the interior of the island of Rarotonga and visiting some of the islands ‘hard to get to’ places. This is a must do tour towards the beginning of your stay on Rarotonga and is a great way to really get a feel for the lay of the land.
SAT, 22 SEPTEMBER 2018: THE MAIN RACE DAY
The 31km race starts at Sinai Hall (across from Beachcomber in Avarua) at 5:30am and the
10km race will start in Muri at 7:30am. Complimentary busses will be available to pick up participants in the morning to get you to the race by 5:30am.
Race Numbers and final check in will be conducted from the Corporate Marquees prior to the race. At the finishing of the race, there will be complementary coconut juice, water, light snacks and tropical fruit for all runners & supporters after the race.
SAT, 22 SEPTEMBER 2018: NIGHTLIFE 41ST CELEBRATION
Celebrate 41st years of Round Raro Road Race with fellow race participants on the GOING TROPPO Nightlife Bus Tour. Cool down the island way with your responsible sober driver. Cheers to a good run!!!
SUN, 23 SEPTEMBER 2018: CAPTAIN TAMA’S LAGOON CRUISE
Discover the Lagoon aboard the glass bottom boats. Snorkel and feed the fish before heading to a motu (small island) where you will be entertained while the crew prepare a Fish BBQ lunch. Special price for Road Race participants and Supporters.
SUN, 23 SEPTEMBER 2018: PRIZE GIVING DINNER
This is a day of rest in the Cook Islands with limited activities available. If you missed out on the Lagoon Cruise, we recommend you to attend the Sunday Church service where you can enjoy the distinctive traditional hymns of the Cook Islands. The Official Prize Giving Ceremony and Dinner will kick off at 6pm.
MON, 24 SEPTEMBER 2018: HASH HARRIERS BIRTHDAY RUN
The local Hash House Harriers birthday promises a Costumed Run that is not to be missed.
It starts around 5.30pm at the Spaghetti House Restaurant, Edgewater Resort. Come as the Queen, come as the shoe maker, you name it, you wear it. Wigs and hats supplied by Hash Harriers on the day.
This event is followed by an Island Feast at approximately $10.00 per person for those that wishes to eat and mingle with the Hash Harrier Team. Cash bar will be available.
TUES, 25 SEPTEMBER 2018: NUTTERS CROSS ISLAND RUN
The Nutters Cross Island Run is approx. 8.5km that starts at 2:00pm from the Inspiration
of Rarotonga (opposite 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. The record still stands unbeaten at 45 minutes, and promises to be an exciting challenge. If you think you can beat it, give it a go!
WED, 26 SEPTEMBER 2018: ROUND THE ROCK RELAY
The relay will start at 2:00pm for the walkers and 4:00pm for the runners at the Spaghetti House Restaurant, Edgewater Resort. This is a fun event and all teams are encouraged to adopt a theme.
THURS, 27 SEPTEMBER 2018 DEPART RAROTONGA
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your departing flight