Now in our 9th year as a fundraiser for our fantastic rural Pelorus Community Preschool the Kaituna Ridges Ramble is back for 2021!
Kaituna Ridges Farm is an outstanding property just out of Havelock, reaching up from the edges of the Pelorus Sound estuary to the rock outcrops of the steep hillsides above Kaituna Valley.
This is no ordinary farm, having featured on Country Calendar in 2016, and is a past winner of the Marlborough Environmental Awards. The 800 hectares of rolling green pasture is set amongst large areas of native bush. Wetlands are being restored and the bush is protected.
Looking down from the ridges you can see the peaceful Kaituna River winding its way towards the Pelorus Sound, the Richmond Ranges to the south, and the stunning Queen Charlotte Sound to the north - every turn on the track will give you a different view.
This is your only chance each year to experience this wonderful Kaituna jewel. Whether you fancy a challenging run, walk or mountain bike grab this opportunity and participate in this fundraising event.
This is not a race but a personal challenge. Register then set off at your own pace. The Ramble is a challenging 12km loop course. The event will begin in the paddock past the woolshed on Kaituna Ridges Farm.
The route is a steady uphill climb, mainly on a 4WD track, to the first saddle, with a decent drop before returning to the ridgeline and winding through beautiful beech forest. Another saddle is mastered before heading into thicker native bush, following an old gold miners trail to come out onto a ridge to begin the final descent.
Kaituna Ridges Ramble is a testing but rewarding trek which requires medium level of fitness for walkers and runners. The mountain bike is in areas technically challenging and requires a fairly high level of fitness to ride the uphill sections. Depending on your ability, walkers are expected to take between 3 to 4 hours, runners 2 to 3 hours, and for MTB approximately 2 to 3 hours.
Please Note - Children 13yr and under must be accompanied by an adult around the course, and be signed in/out by them too.
Registration and Entry Fee
- On event day please come to the registration desk between 8:00am to 9:00am to sign in.
- On-the-day Registration - cash only. Please come to the registration desk between 8:00am to 9:00am to register, pay and sign in.
Please note: Event Registration (including preregistration sign in) will close shortly after 9:00am.
Runners or MTB are welcome to do a second loop of the track for extra personal achievement at no extra charge, please advise the Registration Desk volunteer of your intention before heading off and make sure you are signed back in before event closure around 2pm.
Food Stall & Coffee Cart
Pelorus Community Preschool will be selling a range of delicious food and a coffee cart will be available.
There will be markers directing you in from SH6.
No dogs, please. This is a smokefree event.
Postponements will be notified via our website and Facebook page the day prior to the event at Landowners discretion.
The Kaituna Ridges Ramble is a fundraising event for Pelorus Community Preschool.
Event Coordinators - Melanie Cherry 027 911 2436 & Clare Moore 021 656 035