12 October 2019


Frequently Asked Questions

Can I enter on the day?

No.  Entries close at midnight 28 September 2019 unless sold out prior and no entries can be received after this.  Unless you wish to add $100 to your entry fee which will be donated to the Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter Service. If this is the case then email us and if numbers permit your entry may be accepted.

Aid Stations - how many and where are they?

32km Course

There is an aid station at the start/finish.  The next aid station is at Transition 1, at the 10km mark.  There is a second aid station at Transition 2 at the 21km mark.  Aid stations have water and Hammer Endurolytes Fizz Electrolyte.

45km Course

There is an aid station at the start/finish. The next aid station is at Transition 1, at the 10km mark. The second aid station is at Transition 2 at approx the 21km mark.  The third aid station is on the Hansen Farm at approximately the 31km mark. 

Aid stations have water, Hammer Endurolytes Fizz Electrolyte, sunscreen and First Aid personnel.

Is there car parking at the Start/Finish?

Yes, there is excellent car parking available.

I’m flying to Napier for the race - how do I get to the start and back again?

You can purchase a bus ticket to get you to and from the event.  This must be purchased in advance when you enter to ensure we have enough seats for everyone.   The bus departs the Napier i-SITE at TBC and returns after prize giving.  There will be a gear tent for you to leave your belongings while you are running the event.

Can we enter the 45km run as a team?

No.  The 45km event is only available as a solo run.

Can I drive to the start/finish line?

Yes you can and there is parking available nearby.

Are there medals for finishers?

Yes, everyone who finishes before race cut off will receive a medal.

Every team member will receive a medal this year, providing their last team member finishes before race cut off.

How hard is the course?

The course is challenging but well worth it!  You do need to train, this isn’t an event to do if you haven’t!  Make sure you include hill work in your training.

See the Course Descriptions on our Event Information page for more details.

Why is there a minimum age for entry?

This event is challenging and takes competitors over relatively remote terrain so should you require assistance, it may not be immediately available.  While many young athletes are capable of running the distance, the question from a health and safety perspective is whether they have the maturity to successfully manage the situation should they find themselves lost or injured.  When we were working through the extensive health and safety plan for the event, this was an area that was highlighted for concern.

Teams - tell me what I need to know

Teams are a relay.

Teams consist of 3 people, with each person completing a 10-11km relay leg.

Team member 1 starts from Race HQ and runs/walks to transition 1. A bus takes them from transition 1 back to Race HQ.

Team member 2 takes the bus from Race HQ at TBC to transition 1. They run/walk from transition 1 to transition 2. A bus takes them back from transition 2 to the Race HQ.

Team member 3 takes the bus from Race HQ at TBC to transition 2. They run/walk from transition 2 to the finish line.

Team members 2 and 3 need to be at the bus pick up point at Race HQ 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time of their bus.

If you miss the bus you will not be able to participate as there is no other transport available to the transition points.  You are not permitted to make your own way to the transition points.

The bus pick up point is in the carpark of Hygge at Clifton Bay cafe by Race HQ - it will be clearly signposted from Race HQ.

Can a team member continue on the course after they have finished their leg?

No as we have to account for everyone on the course at all times.  Team members who have completed leg 1 or leg 2 must return to race HQ on the bus.

Can a team member complete two legs of the team relay?

Yes but the captain needs to log on and ensure they have ticked two legs for the team member who is registered to run/walk two consecutive legs.

Can a team member run/walk all 3 legs of the team event, alongside their team mate(s)?

No - if you wish to run all 3 legs then you must enter the solo event.