Calder Stewart Coastal Classic race organisers Bruce Lynds (left) and Stephen Green flank Otago Rescue Helicopter Trust secretary-manager Vivienne Seaton (left) and flight paramedic Monica Aarsen during a recent presentation of funds at Helicopters Otago in Mosgiel.
The annual mountain bike, walk and run event attracted more than 400 competitors in November and raised $8400 for the trust, spokesman John Sullivan said.
The race gives access to private and forestry land offering spectacular views and a range of terrain for all abilities.
Mr Sullivan said the event could not run without its generous sponsors and supporters.
The event will return on November 5.
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