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12 October 2019

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Event Info

Due to ongoing issues with the closure of the beach, we will be using our fantastic overland contingency course for the 2019 Cole Murray Cape Kidnappers Trail Run - details below.  There may be an extra km or two for free..

 

32km Course Description

Teams and Solos, Walk or Run

(Teams are a relay - please see the FAQ page for more info)

The Cole Murray Cape Kidnappers Trail Run will be starting and finishing at beautiful Clifton Bay in the Hastings District of Hawkes Bay. The course is amazing, with participants being treated to some stunning scenery. The course is all on private land and includes windswept beaches, native forest, waterfalls, river gorges and beautiful coastal farmland. The area includes the world renowned five star lodge "The Farm" at Cape Kidnappers and the largest mainland gannet colony in the world.

Leg 1: (15km)

Participants will start at the Hygge Café at Clifton Bay and run up the road to the Cape Kidnappers Farm/Clifton Station driveway before heading up a gravel forestry road for approx. 3.5km. Over the style and along a farm track on Clifton Station, before ducking through the predator proof fence and beginning the two way section past Transition 2. The course then travels along the forestry road and through the regenerating native forest Rough Block, then leaves the two way section, turning left and traversing over Cape Kidnappers Farm to arrive at Transition 1.

Leg 2: (10.5km)

This leg remains unchanged from previous years. The course heads down the hill to the beautiful coastline and Flat Rock, then follows the coastline for a couple of km before starting the infamous climb up Hellevator Hill – don’t forget to turn around and admire the views from the top! Follow the farm track across the top and then you continue to Transition 2, along the Rough Block track that you headed out on.

Leg 3: (8km)

Crossing back through the predator proof gate, the course undulates across Clifton Station, with more downhill than uphill than in previous years. It then follows the Maraetotara Stream (and at times through it) as you make you way back to Hygge at Clifton Bay cafe - where the adventure began.

Note: Any competitor in the 32km solo or teamunable to arrive at Transition Two for the beginning of leg 3 by 2.00pm will be transported back to the start/finish. They will be recorded as a DNF. Timing will close at 4.00pm - anyone finishing after 4.00pm will not receive a finishing time.

45km Course Description

Solo runners only, there is no team event for 45km

You no longer have to run up “that hill” twice!

The 45km event is for runners only with a minimum entry age of 18. It is a challenging course and is not suitable for walkers or those new to long distance running. As a guideline, you should be able to complete a road half marathon in 2 hours 15mins or less or you are unlikely to make the cut offs. If you are unsure about your suitability to enter the event, please contact us.

Leg 1: (28km)

This starts with a lap of the 15km course. Participants start at the Hygge Café at Clifton Bay and run up the road to the Cape Kidnappers Farm/Clifton Station driveway before heading up a gravel forestry road for approx. 3.5km. Over the style and along an undulating farm track on Clifton Station, before passing the predator proof gate where the 32km course branches off.

The course then undulates across Clifton Station, with more downhill than uphill, then follows the Maraetotara Stream (at times through it). Here the 15k heads back to the finish but you turn right after the river and head back up the gravel forestry road for approx. 3.5km. Over the style and along a farm track on Clifton Station, before ducking through the predator proof fence and beginning the two way section past Transition 2. The course then travels along the forestry road and through the regenerating native forest Rough Block, then leaves the two way section, turning left and traversing over Cape Kidnappers Farm to arrive at Transition 1.

Leg 2: (10.5km)

This leg remains unchanged from previous years. The course heads down to the beautiful coastline and Flat Rock, then follows the coast for a couple of km before starting the infamous climb up Hellevator Hill – don’t forget to turn around and admire the views from the top! Follow the farm track across the top and then you continue to Transition 2, along the Rough Block track that you headed out on.

Leg 3: (8km)

Crossing back through the predator proof gate, the course undulates across Clifton Station, with more downhill than uphill, then follows the Maraetotara Stream (and at times through it) as you make you way back to Hygge at Clifton Bay cafe - where the adventure began.

Note: Any competitor in the 45km solo unable to arrive at Transition Two for the beginning of leg 3 by 2.00pm will be transported back to the start/finish. They will be recorded as a DNF. Timing will close at 4.00pm - anyone finishing after 4.00pm will not receive a finishing time.

15km Course Description

Participants will start at the Hygge Café at Clifton Bay and run up the road to the Cape Kidnappers Farm/Clifton Station driveway before heading up a gravel forestry road for approx. 3.5km. Over the style and along an undulating farm track on Clifton Station, before passing the predator proof gate where the 32km course branches off.

The course then undulates across Clifton Station, with more downhill than uphill, then follows the Maraetotara Stream (at times through it) as you make you way back to Hygge at Clifton Bay cafe - where the adventure began.

The compulsory gear requirement for the 15km event is the same as for the 32km event.

You need to attend athlete check in and race briefing on FRIDAY as per details below.

All finishers will receive a medal.

5km Course Description

The 5km Course is an out and back. Runners will travel along the pathway to Clifton Station, before heading up the hill on the farm track to experience some of the spectacular views that our longer course competitors enjoy.

There is no compulsory gear requirement for the 5km event.

There is no race pack for the 5km event but you still need to pick up your number and timing chip at registration on Friday 11 October. The 5km briefing will take place at the start line 15 minutes prior to race start.

All competitors under the age of 8 must be accompanied around the course by an adult who has also entered the event.

All finishers will receive a medal.

Training & Course Maps        

  • 15k course map and profile HERE
  • 32k course map and profile HERE
  • Training Schedule (32k Solo) click HERE
  • Training Schedule (Relay Leg) click HERE
  • Training Schedule (45k Solo) click HERE

Pre Race Training

Please note that the course is not available for pre race training as it is on private land.  But just find some decent hills and some stairs and follow the training plans, and you will be good to go!  

Race Start Times

8.00am Walkers 32km (teams and solo) & 45km Runners

8.15am Runners 32km (teams and solo)

8.45am 15km Walkers & Runners

9.45am 5km Trail Taster Walkers & Runners

Time of Transportation to Transition Points

Transportation to transition points for team members running legs 2 & 3 will be by bus from Hygge at Clifton Bay café carpark. NO private cars will be allowed access to the transition points which are on private land. Please note no support crew will be allowed at the transition points. Buses will return when full.

Bus to Transition Point One – 7.45am (walkers and runners)
Bus to Transition Point Two – 9.30am (walkers and runners)

Aid Stations

There will be aid stations at Transition 1 and Transition 2, and a third aid station for the 45km course.

Each aid station will have water and Hammer Endurolytes Fizz available.  

Please note: to reduce waste and to be environmentally friendly, there are no cups at the aid stations.  There will be water containers with taps so you can refill your hydration packs or water bottles.  

Prize Giving

Time 4pm Hygge at Clifton Bay - beside the cafe.

Race Regulations

Please take time to read the following -

* The official race number must be worn and visible throughout the race.
* All roads are classed as open at all times, so all road rules must be obeyed.

*Compulsory Gear – will be checked at registration

All competitors (except the 5km runners) must carry the required compulsory gear - competitors will be advised on the Wednesday before the event which gear list will apply. 

Option A - water or hydration drink (it is suggested that an individual should carry 1.5 litres), race food, cap or hat, whistle, survival blanket

Option B - water or hydration drink (it is suggested that an individual should carry 1.5 litres) race food, cap or hat, whistle, waterproof jacket, survival blanket

Option C - water or hydration drink (it is suggested that an individual should carry 1.5 litres), race food, whistle, waterproof jacket, polypro/merino top or similar, gloves, hat/beenie, survival blanket

This is for your safety and is also a requirement of our audited health and safety plan for the event.  A whistle and a survival blanket will be included in your race registration pack.

* Competitors who have not reached Transition Two by 2.00pm will be withdrawn from the race.
* Toilets will be at the start/finish area and at each Transition.
* Strictly no pets allowed.

* Participants younger than 16 years need to obtain written approval from the Race Coordinator before competing in the 32km event, solo or as part of a team.  

* Participants must be a minimum of 18 years to enter the 45km event.  

* No assistance may be given to competitors unless it is by another competitor.
* To enable us to run this event we have sought permission from the landowners. It is extremely important that we treat the land that we pass through with respect. There is to be NO deviation from the marked course and this is TRESPASSING if you do.  Competitors must carry their own rubbish out. Anyone seen dropping rubbish on the course will be disqualified.   This includes items that are “biodegradable”.  All gates MUST be opened and closed behind you - there are NO EXCEPTIONS. 
* Medals will be presented to all competitors who meet interim cut off times and complete their event prior to 4pm.   All prizes will be "spot prizes". Competitors must be present at prize giving to claim their prizes otherwise they will be redrawn - there are NO EXCEPTIONS. 
* Any withdrawals during the event must be notified to the Marshall at the nearest Transition point.
* Disqualification of any team competitor disqualifies the whole team.
In the case of disqualification you may choose to continue and have race times recorded. You have the right to make a protest at the completion of the race.
Disputes must be presented in writing to the Race Director before 4.00pm race day. * The decision of the Race Director will be final.
* Race officials directions must be followed at all times.

*No athlete who is currently serving a sanction for violating sports anti-doping rules may enter the Cole Murray Cape Kidnappers Trail Run.

* In the event of bad weather or flooding, we reserve the right to change any leg of the race at any point. 

How to Enter 

entries HAVE NOW CLOSED

Race briefing is compulsory.

If you cannot personally attend Athlete Check In and the compulsory Race Briefing on Friday 11 October, you will not be permitted to start the event.

Entries will be open online up until midnight Sunday 6 October 2019 unless sold out prior.

No entries can be accepted after entries close - although if you make an additional donation to the Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter Service of at least $100 we will consider it!

The 45km event is for runners only with a minimum entry age of 18.  It is a challenging course and as this is the first year it has been run, we are being deliberately conservative.  As a guideline, you should be able to complete a road half marathon in 2 hours 15mins or less or you are unlikely to make the cut offs.  If you are unsure about your suitability to enter the event, please contact us.

Please note that entry numbers are limited.

Entry Fees

All fees are in NZD


StandardLate Entry          LastMinute
1 June

15 Sept
16 Sept 

27 Sept
28 Sept

6 Oct
Individual5km Trail TasterWalk or Run455055
Individual15km Course
Walk or Run
758085
Individual32km Course
Walk or Run
119129139
Individual45km Course
Run Only
159169179
Team RelayMax 3 members
Walk or Run
220235250
T ShirtCape Kidnappers Trail RunT Shirts3535N/A

Bus Tickets to Start/Finish
Napier i-SITE to CliftonEach Way1515Enquire

Athlete Check In

All competitors must check in and pick up their race number on Friday 11 October 4.30pm - 8.30pm at the Napier War Memorial Centre, 48 Marine Parade, Napier.  Check in must be completed on Friday.

Race Briefing

Race briefing is compulsory. 

If you cannot personally attend Athlete Check In and the compulsory Race Briefing on Friday 11 October, you will not be permitted to start the event.

For the 15km, 32km (solo and teams) and 45km entrants, you may attend either the 5.00pm, 6.30pm, 7.30pm or the 8.30pm briefing on Friday 11 October 2019 at the Napier War Memorial Centre (Napier Conference Centre), 48 Marine Parade, Napier.

Briefing for the 5km event takes place at the start/finish line on Saturday morning, time 9.30am.

T Shirts

All t-shirts will be available for collection at registration.  Colour this year is grey/blue. There will be a mens and womens fit option.

Finishers Medals

The Cole Murray Cape Kidnappers Trail Run will have Finishers Medals for all competitors who finish prior to race cut off.

Team members will each receive a medal, providing the last team member finishes prior to race cut off.

Refunds, Transfers, & Cancellation Policy

Refunds before 1 July will be subject to a $20 administration fee. Refunds from 1 July to 31 August will be reimbursed at 50% of the entry fee.

Please note there are no refunds from 31 August 2019 - please do not ask as a refusal always offends!

Entries are not transferable to another participant.

Entries are not transferable to future events.

You may change to a shorter distance but there is no refund for the difference in entry price.  Changes must be requested via email before September 30 or at the information desk at Athlete Check In on October 11.

In the case of event cancellation by the organisers due to extreme inclement weather (at the discretion of the event officials), entry fees shall be non-refundable.

**As stated in the Event Waiver, there are no transfers. Under no circumstance are you permitted to give your number to another person. The safety of our athletes is paramount, therefore we need to ensure we have correct details of all our runners on course. As our event is run on private land, any unregistered runners are trespassing and will be dealt with accordingly.

All refund requests must be sent via email to Rachael Verry, Jamrac Events  Ltd  email info@capekidnapperstrailrun.co.nz.  All refund requests will be responded to within 48 hours.  If you do not receive a response then we have not received your request.

Headphones

Please note that for safety reasons use of ipod, mp3 player, Walkman or similar is not permitted. Enjoy the surroundings of Cape Kidnappers - it is a beautiful environment.

Accommodation

There is a large variety of accomodation available in Hawke’s Bay.  Please visit www.hawkesbaynz.com for more information.

Parking

There is parking available at the Race HQ but if you can carpool that would be appreciated.  Please ensure you allow plenty of time - there is only one road in and out of the venue so there will likely be some delays.

Buses from Napier to and from Clifton Startline

For those of you who don’t wish to drive to the race start/finish, you can opt to take the bus.

There will be a bus departing from the Napier i-SITE information centre, Marine Parade, Napier at 7am and returning after prize giving.  The journey takes approximately 30 minutes.

Tickets are $15 each way and must be ordered when you enter so that we can ensure we have adequate seats available.

** You only need to book and pay for buses to go from Napier to the start line and return.

** You do not need to book buses for team members to get to and from their start and finish points.

Booster Bag Drop

You can leave your gear at the Booster Bag Drop for safe storage of your belongings while you are running in the event - bag drop opens at 7.30am.

  • You will be provided with a bag tag at athlete check in to label your bag
  • Your bag must zip up or be sealed
  • We are not responsible for any damage or loss to the bag or contents - please do not store fragile or valuable items.
  • Your bag must be collected by 4.30pm before you leave the event.
  • Any items not collected will be available for collection from Napier City Bike Hire & Tours, 117 Marine Parade, Napier until Monday 14 October, after which time they will be donated to charity.

Terms and Conditions

Please go  HERE

Contact details:

Jamrac Events Ltd

Jamie & Rachael Tel 021 086 47102

For further information, please visit our FAQ Page