Announcing the 2016 FreshChoice Kepler Challenge
The Kepler Challenge organising committee are excited to announce that we have a new naming rights sponsor. FreshChoice Te Anau are signed up for the next three years. “We are excited to have a local business support such a big local event.” Steve Norris, organising committee chairman.
Kepler Challenge 2015
449 Competitors lined up for a 6am start for their 60km pilgrimage around the Kepler Track. The forecast was for gale force winds and a high chance of rain but everyone arrived in good spirits.
In 1st place and completing his hat-trick, Martin Dent in a time of 4:49:36.
Spirit of kepler award
For 2015 we have started a new award inspired by long standing Kepler Challenge committee member, Caroline Carter who tragically died of cancer this year.
The award will be given to a runner or volunteer who has shown outstanding Kepler Spirit, be it going the extra extra mile for someone, or showing exceptional enthusiasm.
The recipient will be chosen from stories and anecdotes given to the committee.
1st ASICS Grunt Runner Home
GU nutrition plan recommendations
Taking on enough fuel and keeping well hydrated are key components to a successful (and enjoyable) race. When determining an appropriate nutrition plan, it is of utmost importance to test what you are going to consume on race day during your training. This applies equally to EVERYTHING you will eat and drink. Like clothing and equipment, race day is not the time to try new things!
GU have come up with some GU nutrition guidelines for runners - well worth a read!
A new sponsor for 2015
We are pleased to announce that GU Energy will be sponsoring runner supplements for 2015.
Gu will be supplying electrolytes in Blueberry Pomegranate, and Watermelon flavours which should be available at each drink stop.
2015 entry up for grabs!
One of our main sponsors, Thrifty Car Rental has an entry for the 2015 event up for auction. 100% of proceeds from the auction will be donated to Thrifty’s charity partner Surf Life Saving New Zealand – so don’t wait and start bidding now!
This is your last chance to get one entry into this year’s SOLD OUT event, the 60km ASICS Kepler Challenge mountain run taking place in Te Anau on Saturday 5th December 2015.
Womens' tees change colour!
We've had to change colour of the 2015 womens' tee. It is now purple rather than the coral colour initially shown on the website. The updated design and size options are available on the registration page.
If you would like to order a T-shirt, but missed out at registration, please email the race secretary at email@example.com
Charity Challenge entries now open
Just a reminder... entries are now open for the 2015 Charity Challenge places for entry into the ASICS Kepler Challenge. If you want one of the 15 limited spaces at $1000 each, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 14th June.
For more information visit the Charity Challenge page: www.keplerchallenge.co.nz/content/charity-challenge