BETWEEN OCEAN AND SKY
Dreaming of a tropical island escape with a hit of adrenaline?
Combine running and ultimate relaxation with us at the 2023 BSP Aitutaki Marathon Pursuit in Paradise!
Set on stunning paradise island, Aitutaki - the BSP Aitutaki Marathon ‘Pursuit in Paradise’ event offers three race courses that criss-crosses the tiny island with each step revealing the natural beauty of Aitutaki.
Runners/walkers can choose from the 10km course, half marathon 21.1Km course and the full 42.2km marathon course. 2023 BSP Aitutaki Marathon Pursuit in Paradise will be run from
Monday 20TH March to Thursday 23TH March 2023.
2023 will mark the 6TH running of the fledgling event hosted by Turama Pacific Travel Group's event management department Destination Management Cook Islands (DMCK).
The paradise island event is now growing a reputation on the international marathon scene as a must do event for runners and supporters looking for a unique paradise experience!
"It's got to be done, it's got to be on your list, if you enjoy marathons and want to do something different, something spectacular in a paradise, is the one for you, that's for sure!"
Peter Barron, Scotland
monDAY 20 MARCH 2023
race briefing/pasta night
A pasta dinner for all runners and supporters will commence at 5.30pm. there will be a full race briefing and the opportunity for final race registrations to be completed.
tuesDAY 21 MARCH 2023
All 3 race distances will have a staggered start from ootu point. the full marathon 42.2km race starts at 5.30am, then its a 6.30am start for those in the 21.1km race before the 10km race starts at 7.30am.
Complimentary buses will be available to pick participants in the morning to get you to the start line before your race. Race numbers will be in your race packs and given to you on your arrival to rarotonga. At the finishing of the race, there will be complementary coconut juice, water, light snacks and tropical fruit for all runners and supporters.
wednesday 22 march 2023
lagoon/rest day - prizegiving dinner
What better way to recover from the previous days running that a day out on the stunning aitutaki lagoon.
For many years our people have sat and soaked in the waters of aitutaki lagoon as a way of easing the aches and pains in our muscles and joints.
The Official prize giving, dinner and entertainment will begin at 6pm.
thursDAY 23 MARCH 2023
runway 5km fun run
Run will start at 5pm (after all planes have left) heading south to the end of the runway and back.
Afterwards those inclined are invited back to the aitutaki golf club for a couple of cold ones.
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