New Caledonia is a French Paradise in the South Pacific, a popular destination for tourists, especially those on Cruise Ships. Experience New Caledonia in a more scenic way and Run XTERRA New Caledonia, in Paita, about 20km from the capital Noumea allows you to experience beautiful trails with magnificent views, beautiful beaches, and a beautiful sunrise. The main event at XTERRA New Caledonia is the 22km run, provides you a course of mountain climbs, descents and technical terrains. There is also 2 shorter courses on offer, including a 10km and a 5km Trail run. As this is a family event, there is also a 1km kids race around Rivland Paita Resort, the loyal hosts and ongoing sponsor of XTERRA New Caledonia.
Thursday 24th-Friday 25th
Race bib pick up at RESORT RIVLAND (start of the race)
Saturday . September 26 from 6 AM to 7 AM
6am to 7am: late packet pick up
22km starts 7.30 am
7:45am, bus departure for 10km
8:45am: 10km start
8am: 5km start
10:30km 1km run start
XTERRA New Caledonia Trail Run
XTERRA New Caledonia TANEO - 22km
3 aids stations , D+ 950m
XTERRA New Caledonia FORD - 10km
1 aid station, D+ 300m
1km (kids fun run)
Paita, New Caledonia 98890
XTERRA New Caledonia like many other races relies on Volunteers to make the race safe and successful. Although Athletic Club Paita produces a bunch of volunteers, if you would like to volunteer please contact the race director on noord [at] hotmail.fr and can work out where you would like to volunteer. Eg: Your family may be competing and you would like to volunteer on course or at the start/finish line.
Volunteers will also get a free meal and a shirt and also good fun !!!
Mandatory Gear: All Competitors on the 22km and 10km run must start with at least (one) litre of water with them.
Shoes: Trail shoes, with good grip are recommended.
Weather: Hot and Humid
On course: There are 3 Check Points (CP) which contain Water, sports drinks, food and first aid. Please refer to the map.
Competitors are also encourage to bring there own hydration and nutrition supples.
What is the course like: Rolling hills, dirt, steep climb and descent, rocks, beach sand, wet grass.
Both the 22km and the 5km course start and finish at Rivland Paita (loop).
The 10km run is a one-way run, with all competitions catching a race courtesy bus to the start. There is no other access to the 10km start line. The bus will depart Rivland Paita at Approximately 7:45, for the race to start at 8:45. Please be ready to board the bus, 10mins prior to departure time. there are no toilets at this start, so please use the ones prior to bus departure.
For XTERRA New Caledonia Trail Run race questions please contact:
Race Director: Nordine Benfodda
Contact Email: noord [at] hotmail.fr
Contact Phone: 00687 93 66 43
If you would like to speak to an English speaking Athlete who has competed in the 22km event 3 times, please contact Emma Kraft on +61 438813321 or emmakraft [at] hotmail.com.
Note: Please do not contact xterraplanet.com for questions about this specific race. Use the email and/or number provided here.