| The 3 events - the Pyramid Run, the Canal Caper and the Dusky Trail now make up the Twizel Hard Labour Weekend events over the 3 days of the holiday weekend. All 3 events start from the same place at Ben Ohau Station on Glen Lyon Road, 6 km west of Twizel township.
The weekend is not just about providing some really good events for people to participate in, it is also about raising funds for youth sports clubs and community groups in Twizel. These groups help run the events by providing marshals and first aiders, helping with registrations and provision of food. In return the organising committee donates proceeds from your entry fees to these groups for purchase of equipment and subsidising their often extensive travel. In 2011, thanks to your participation we were able to provide nearly $19,000 to 4 sports groups (the Junior Rugby Club, Netball Club, Snow Club and Rowing club) plus Twizel St. John and the Twizel Early learning Centre.
This could not happen without the support of all our wonderful sponsors who help in many ways, particularly providing all the excellent prizes and food and drink for competitors to have after the events. Please support these generous individuals and businesses. For a full list, go to the sponsors page.
Equally the event could not happen without heaps of other people who give their time, expertise or permission to use their facilities or land. Our sincere thanks go to these wonderful people and organisations.
While there will be prizes for all the age categories, we try to keep most of our prizes as spot prizes so that all competitors have a chance of taking something home. One of our biggest spot prizes is reserved for competitors who are full on hard labourers - that is they have entered all three events during the weekend. So there is an incentive to those of you who were considering whether to give all of them a go - do it!!