Surf to City always popular

About 3500 people ran, biked, scootered and walked last year's Surf to City. Photo: File

ENTRIES are open for this year’s ICC Surf to City, an event which attracts thousands of walkers, runners, and cyclists.

Southland’s largest participation event, the event, run by Sport Southland, would be held on Sunday, March 14.

The event offered an opportunity to get active, have some fun, take on a challenge, and enjoy some of the scenic sights and sounds of Invercargill, from the starting point of Oreti Beach.

Sport Southland chief executive Brendon McDermott said the ICC Surf to City was one of the region’s key community events, and had enjoyed a long history of popularity.

“Thousands of people regularly line up to take part in one of the three categories the 12km walk/bike/run, the 6km walk/bike/run, or the 3km walk/bike/run are so many people out there who haven’t given this fantastic event a go yet. We are really hoping this might be the year for those people.”

The finish line was at Queen’s Park, in Invercargill, where the atmosphere was welcoming and relaxed, he said.

“There are food trucks, entertainment, activities for the kids, and, of course, a cheer squad of spectators welcoming everyone across the line.

“We love that so many of our community are keen to get in and give this great event a go. We especially love seeing families being active together, and the smiles on faces as they cross the finish line.

Buses would be available to take people to the Oreti Beach, Dunns Rd, and Bond St starting points.

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Online entry was $10 per adult, and $5 per child (5-17 years), with under-5s free. A family pass (two adults and up to three children) was $20.

  • Manual entries would incur a $5 administration fee.