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Blue Light Mini Motu

The Mini Motu is an off-road duathlon for kids organised by Opotiki Blue Light. Distance varies according to age. 

Five year olds and younger

The course for the little ones is all off-road so there are no safety concerns with traffic. The entire course is on Memorial Park. Race starts at 10am. Prize giving is at midday with the big kids.

Distance: Run 300m - MTB 500m - Run 200m

Six to eight year olds

A great course which includes a run on the Motu Trails Sand dunes trail, a bike along the stop banks of the Otara and Waioeka rivers plus a few roads through Opotiki.

Distance: Run 1.5km - MTB 1km - Run 1km

Race starts at 10:40am

Prize giving at 12 noon with the other age groups.

Nine to twelve year olds

A challenging off-road duathlon course that takes in the dunes trail, stop banks and roads around Opotiki. 

Distance: Run 2.5km - MTB 4.2km - Run 1km (two laps of the MTB course)

Race starts at 11:20am

Prize Giving at 12 noon with the other age groups

Event information


8:50         Opening Karakia

9:00         Registrations open

9:30         Registration closes

9:40         Bike drop in transition areas=, kids to be informed of course

10.00      5's and under race start

10:30       Start 6 to 8

11:40       Start 9-12 plus

12:00       Prize giving - once last child crosses finish line

Entry Fees

5 & Under    $2:00

6-8     $5:00

9-11     $5:00

Late fee applies after 1 October

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