CBD Stampede races tomorrow

20:55, Jan 03 2014
Stampede tyre obstacle
STAMPEDE: Carol Moore, left, and Emily Moore, help John Moore lay out the tyre obstacle.

Central Christchurch will be turned into an obstacle course with more than 500 tyres to run through, buses to climb over and camouflage nets to crawl under tomorrow.

The inaugural CBD Stampede is an 8 kilometre run through the city centre with a twist.

Race director John Moore said runners would be challenged by mazes, road barriers, marker cones, cargo nets, cars, containers and tyres.

The event starts and ends in Latimer Square with participants going through Re:Start Mall, up Colombo St and into Hagley Park.

The Christchurch event is the first of several CBD Stampedes around the country. Others will be held in Dunedin, Wellington, Hamilton and Auckland.

The event can be done individually or as a teams - male, female, mixed or corporate.

Late entries, done online, cost $80 per person. Go to www.cbdstampede.co.nz to log a late entry.

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