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Samoa Independence Run Travel with the Nelson Striders Group

Saturday 7th June 2014

Full or Half Marathon, plus 10km or 3km fun run options

The Samoa International Marathon route has a few rolling hills but mostly flat...there's everything to love about this beautiful course. Natural spring waterfalls, swaying palm trees, a south pacific sea-breeze along the course to cool you and happy smiling locals to encourage and inspire you...Idyllic running locations don’t get any better than this. At 5:30am, the 26.2 mile marathon and 13.1 half marathon get underway, taking you on a tour of Samoa's beautiful landscape, starting from Apia- Matautu, running east along the coastline towards the village of Saoluafata at the turnaround. Although covering the same path on the return, the scenery changes, with the villages bustling awake to a new day and the Pacific Ocean dancing in the sun's rays. You’ll know you’re alive!

9 Day Package
05-13 June 2014
$1995 per person ex-Nelson
Options from other airports available upon request

What’s Included
o *Return airfares to Apia ex-Nelson on Air New Zealand (Seat & Bag)
o *Arrival / departure airport transfers
o *3 nights Oriana Garden Rooms, Le Alaimoana Hotel, Apia
o *4 nights Euro Fale, Stevenson’s on Manase, Savaii
o *1 night Ibis Hotel Auckland Airport
o *All Breakfasts, Awards BBQ
o *Return Transfers and Ferry tickets to Savaii
o *Race Entry Fee
o *Wildside running singlet

What’s not Included
o *Meals not indicated on itinerary (allow $400 spending)
o *Insurance – which is mandatory for this tour.
o *Accommodation Single Supplement NZD$440
Travel Insurance purchased through WILDSIDE is $70 per person.
Join like-minded people on another of our quality 'Event Holiday's'
combining some Pacific R & R with fun achievable challenges.
Itinerary and registration forms now available.

Contact Andrea at Wildside Travel
0800 874 748

anasmeeth's picture
Joined: 05/11/2016
Re: Samoa Independence Run Travel with the Nelson Striders Group

Great to know about Marathon. I guess surely this was a great experience


Wild One
Wild One's picture
Joined: 19/03/2011
Re: Samoa Independence Run Travel with the Nelson Striders Group

YES! Flull, Half and 10km races all have walk options also. Not the 3km. And it will be a superb walk too Eileen, cool, sun-up and plenty of great scenery and activity to watch en route.

Joined: 05/01/2014
Re: Samoa Independence Run Travel with the Nelson Striders Group

Just wondered if there is a walk option?

Eileen Beattie