Head for the hills at annual muster

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Walkers at last year's Mt Linton Muster. Photo: Supplied

THE annual Mt Linton Muster will be held at Mt Linton Station near Ohai on Saturday.

This year’s mountain bike/run/walk event, organised by the Ohai Nightcaps Lions Club and Takitimu Primary School PTA, includes four mountain bike courses, with an e-bike challenge. The 21.1km half marathon and a 12km walk are suitable for recreational walkers and runners.

Takitimu Primary School PTA president Katrina Thomas said for one day a year, access was granted to Mt Linton Station so entrants could ride, run or walk some of the farm tracks and forestry roads.

“This is an off-road event over private land and a unique opportunity to experience the fabulous scenery of Western Southland and the Takitimu Mountains,” she said.

Ms Thomas said the event had a competitive element as well as a family social element.

“We have received excellent feedback from the previous events and are hoping for a great turnout from returning contestants as well as first-time participants.

“We are now seeing more families participating, which has turned this into a very family friendly event, which is great for our rural community,” she said.

Proceeds from the event will be distributed in the Takitimu district.

Mt Linton Muster, Mt Linton Station, near Ohai, Saturday, March 24. Registrations for the event will be open on the day from 10.30am, with the first race starting at noon. Prizegiving is at 3pm. Suitable clothing and footwear is required.

For more information about the event and entry fees, go to http://www.ohainightcapslions.nz/mt-linton-muster/

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