Donkin Downhill Dash Event Details

Donkin Downhill Dash

Donkin Downhill Dash Event Details

When last did you hear of a skateboarding event held on piece of artwork? Well here’s one. The winding path at the Donkin Reserve was built to commemorate the long queues of voters at the 1994 national ellections. But it just so happens that the path is perfect for a bit of downhill skateboarding fun. With immaculate tar, a gentle gradient and plenty of curvy hairpin corners it’s hard to think how the path could be put to better use than to be the venue for a longboarding competition!


This year there are 3 catergories for skaters: Open, Ladies and Groms. Aside from skateboarding they have also included a “Anything on Wheels” category and a bike category. The Anything With Wheels category is just for a bit of fun and winners will be chosen based on speed, most original craft, best dressed and most elaborate crash. For the cyclists there are two events: the “Ally Cat Race” is a dash through the inner city taking a route of your choice and the “King of the Hill” is a time trial race up the Donkin path.

For the skaters, the racing is done in single person timed runs where the fastest time wins. Each skater will get 3 runs and the best of those three will be used to place them.

If you can get there, you really don’t want to miss this event. That hill is a lot of fun and the organisers really know what they are doing. Even if you’re not competing, there will be a lot to keep you entertained.

donkin downhill dash 2014

R150 for downhill skaters. R30 for Anything on Wheels. Enter here.
Spectators enter for free.

The Donkin Reseve in PE Central. Here is a Google Map.

Date and Time:
22 November 9am to 5pm.

The course:
The tar is perfect. the gradient is mellow. The curves are tight. This picture says it all!
Donkin Downhill Dash course-layout

Other attractions:
Bands and DJ’s, Skate ramp and clinic, BMX Showcase.

Prizegiving and After Party:
Bay Studios on Chapel Street.

More information:
If you need any more details, contact or 0415851041.

Donkin Downhill Dash 1

Pic by Matt Arderne

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