7 December 2019, St James Sea Scout Hall, Petone Foreshore, 8am
The Ballantyne Cup is the club’s most long-standing and arguably most prestigious Scottish trophy.
The trophy was donated by the founder of the club Walter (Pop) Ballantyne and his wife to commemorate their son Bob (a club champion) who died of the flu in 1918 following his return from WWI.
By request, this year the club is going to run the Ballantyne Cup as a 10-mile race in early summer, along the Hutt River, and in the morning. There will also be a shorter 5-mile option.
The 10-mile race goes up the east side of the riverbank path before crossing at the Fairway Drive Bridge in Avalon and returning down the west riverbank. The 5-mile race takes the same path but crosses at the earlier Ewan Bridge in Lower Hutt.
Race starts at 8.30.