The Papatowai Challenge is a pre-season fun run and walk from a holiday home in the Catlins. It is signposted at the south end of Tahakopa River Bridge Papatowai. Runners must be 13 years & over.
Papatowai is located approximately two hours from Dunedin and twenty-five minutes south of Owaka.
The Southern Scenic Route is now fully sealed. The Papatowai Challenge is run over the measured distance of 15.5 km and is over a varied scenic course of well formed bush tracks, beach running and local roads.
Sport Clutha is now managing the event, taking over from Wayne Allen who created this amazing event, turning it into an iconic race. We're lucky to have him on board for 2019 as our race ambassador. We'll be utilising his years of knowledge as we put together the next event which will continue on in the fun, community-spirited way it has always been run.
Sat, Feb. 29, 2020