|Sat 2 Mar 2013, 2:00pm–7:00pm|
Additional fees may apply
We are going completely quackers at Matakana Coast's quaziest fun run/walk which is on again at Fruitloop 2013. It’s a wonderful festive occasion with hundreds dressed in very ‘original’ costumes from the truly creative to the bizarre to the downright ridiculous!
The afternoon festivity starts at the Matakana Country Park in the marquee with judging of the fancy costumes from 2pm through 2.30pm. This is followed by a short safety briefing at 2.40pm and then the famous Fruitloop Warmup where many hundreds perform stretching and rhythmic exercising to music in the big marquee to get the circulations ready for the main event. Then to a massed countdown, the start ‘gun’ sends the more serious runners away at 3pm followed by the walkers and strollers.
The enchanting 7 kilometre fun walk run & ramble takes us through a spectacular mandarin orchard, vineyards, olive grove and farmlands usually closed to the public. En route live music entertainments are on several properties, wine tastings are also available and spectacular views of the heartland and hinterland of the beautiful Matakana Coast for those pausing to admire.
After the exertions of the walk/run, the entertainments continue at the Matakana Country Park in the marquee where food and beverage stalls are also set up. Results are announced and prizes awarded and festivities continue through to around 6.30.
Prizes will be awarded for these 3 sections:
1. Runners prizes
Male – First three
Female – First three
2. Spot prizes
3. Costume categories will be judged by our celebrity judge from 2-2.30pm
Quirkiest Fruit using Mandarin or Olive or Grape themes
Most Quackers Duck – our original
Most Quazy Pirate – always popular
Celebrity judge’s personal overall favourite
Online ticket sales by credit card now available.
Fruitloop promotes safe and enjoyable walking and cycling by funding our walkway/cycleway. This year all proceeds will support the construction of the Matakana to Omaha walkway including the bridge across the Matakana River. This benefits the entire community including school children, parents, retired, residents, visitors, tourists, local businesses et al.
Fruitloop is a community initiative by Matakana Community Group and Matakana Coast Wine Country
Fruitloop is dependent on the support of its generous sponsors and wonderful properties.
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