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Trail run with a foodie twist

Delectable chocolate from Mount Maunganui chocolatier Solomons Gold is part of a brand new trail walk and run event, to be held at TECT Park next Saturday. Photo: Supplied.

If you’re a trail runner, walker, or just someone who loves to get outdoors and explore, the Generation Homes Fern Creek Trail event at TECT Park next Saturday will be an outdoor adventure you won’t want to miss.

 

Throw in some Zespri SunGold and Green Kiwifruit, delectable chocolate from Mount Maunganui chocolatier Solomons Gold, and a free Kiwi-themed barbecue at the finish line and you’ve got the perfect outing for the whole family.

 

The event is part of the Aramex Kiwi Walk Run Series, a brand-new trail walk and run event held over seven locations throughout New Zealand.

 

The Fern Creek Trail in Tauranga is the final leg of the series and is being held in partnership with Tapoi Te Moananui a Toi | Tourism Bay of Plenty and the Tauranga City Council.

 

The Generation Homes Fern Creek Trail event includes delicious Zespri SunGold and Green Kiwifruit. Photo: Supplied.

 

TECT Park is 1650 hectares of all-terrain playground including tracks for walking, mountain biking, equestrian and family focussed motorcycle tracks. There is also a specific off-leash dog exercise area.

 

User group facilities include a variety of club shooting ranges, motorsports including a club motocross track, and model aircraft flying fields. The Adrenalin Forest high-wire adventure course is also a popular tourist attraction within the park.

 

TECT Park is 1650 hectares of all-terrain playground including tracks for many activities. Photo: Supplied.

 

Tapoi Te Moananui a Toi | Tourism Bay of Plenty Acting Tumuaki chief executive Oscar Nathan says he is looking forward to this exciting new event, which will showcase the beauty and versatility of TECT Park along with some of the Bay’s best foodie products.

 

“It will be great to see people getting out into our spectacular natural environment and enjoying not only the scenery, but the fresh flavours that come from our place along the way,” says Oscar.

 

Participants can choose from a 4.5km or 9km course located between Buffalo Girl, Uno and Keruru trails, and can either walk or run.

 

Participants can walk or run along a shorter or longer trail. Photo: Supplied.

 

The foodie pit stops along the trail and barbecue at the finish line provide a celebration of the best we have to offer says Oscar.

 

“This event typifies how we can make the most of our wonderful natural environment and the food that our land produces here in the Bay.”

 

It’s hoped the event will become a fixture in the annual calendar to attract locals and visitors, foodies and outdoor lovers alike.

 

The event is also a fundraiser for those who want to support the Mental Health Foundation while exploring their back yard.

 

For more information about the event and to register visit www.kiwiwalkrun.co.nz

 

What: Aramex Kiwi Walk Run Series

When: Saturday May 22, 10am  - Check in from 8.30am-9.45am

Where: TECT Park, State Highway 36, between Tauranga and Rotorua

 

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