CHECK CLEAN, DRY
Protect our Playground. New Zealand’s lakes, rivers and streams are under threat from freshwater pests. Pests like didymo can be sneaky little critters. A wet shoe infected can spread pests into a river or stream. These pests can clog out waterways, smothering fish, insect and plant life out of them and making them ugly and difficult for us to enjoy. Pests can be microscopic at an early stage so you can’t be sure that a waterway hasn’t got a pest in it. Almost all the freshwater pests there are in New Zealand are spread by people so what we do counts.
Your Gear and Shoes. Please ensure that all of the gear you bring, especially your shoes, are clean and dry before you come to the event. If you have been through other freshwater in the last 72hrs please use Check Clean Dry(CCD) methods to clean. We recommend using a 5% detergent mix and soaking for one minute. Other methods can be found on www.mpi.govt.nz/check-clean-dryAll of your equipment will be checked before you register. You must bring your race day shoes to registration for check, clean, dry procedure. Clean means free of dirt, sand, & seeds. Our friendly CCD team will have cleaning equipment for your use if needed.