The Foothills Race is sponsored by RDR. You may be wondering who they are! This is the Rangitata Diversion Race Company which manages the canal between the Rangitata and Rakaia rivers. The canal was commissioned in 1945 and provides irrigation water to three irrigation schemes and two power stations.It is NZs largest irrigation scheme and is largely responsible for the economic well being of Mid Canterbury and the wider Canterbury area.
Our two other race sponsors are Hokonui Radio Mid Canterbury and Skinners Bikes, Mowers and Saws. Hokonui Radio Mid Canterbury coordinate our media advertising and provide an MC on the day.