Hundreds of runners, walkers, mountain bikers and their supporters are converging on Wanaka today for the Motutapu Icebreaker.
It’s an off-road marathon or 50 kilomtere mountain bike ride through stunning scenery.
Among this year’s entrants will be Cardrona farmer Anne Scurr who is doing the run to celebrate her sons’ recovery from depression and to raise funds for the Mental Health Foundation .
You can make a donation here.
For another story on running for a cause, Gooner’s post at No Minsiter on the Taupo Iron Man run is inspirational.