One of the club's oldest races, the Queen's Birthday Road Race is contested as an open handicap race - slowest start first according to the handicapper's estimate of your race time (speedsters starting last).
The race is open everyone and it also doubles as the second Open Handicap of the Napier Harrier Club's four race series.
The 4.5km course starts at the bottom of Coote Rd, heads out along Marine Parade past the Port, turns left and comes up over the hill via Shakespeare Rd and Coote Rd, heads past Te Pania and the museum and back up to the Parade to finish back at the bottom of Coote Rd. Senior/Masters and 19 grades can elect either 9km (2 laps, NHC Long Course handicap series) or 4.5km (1lap, NHC Short Course handicap series).
The 14/16 Grades compete over 4.5km (1lap).
The U12's do 2km on an out and back course.
The Cubs do 1km on an out and back course.
Being Open Handicap, you're either chasing or being chased the whole way until the field (hopefully) condenses up just before the finish - watch out for the burglars.
Registration from 8:30AM in the car park opposite the bottom of Coote Rd.