Upper Mangatawhiri Campsite (map)
A good workout with some steep climbs and technical running.
Why is it more expensive to enter On The Day of the event?
It makes it challenging for us logistically when participant numbers are unknown, which is the reason many events don’t allow any late entries on the day. It costs us more to process manual entries, both in house and for our timing team, and we incur additional costs for having to allow “extras” of items such as race bibs + timing chips, catering etc for those additional unknown numbers.
We understand not everyone wants to commit their time too far in advance, so registrations are open online until 10am on the Friday before each event. This should give you plenty of time to sign up online once you’ve decided what to do with your weekend!
Due to the exposed nature of the Hunua Super Long and Long course’s, participants will be required to carry mandatory equipment. Specifically:
Long sleeve top (polyprop or wool)
Beanie (polyprop or wool)
Waterproof seam sealed jacket
Gloves (polyprop or wool)
We will conduct spot checks on the start line and will strictly enforce the mandatory equipment rule. Non-compliance will result in disqualification or participants will be transferred to the mid/short, there will be no exceptions. This is for safety reasons due to the isolated and exposed nature of the super course.
Course Cut Off: For safety reasons there will be a cut off for the Long and Super Long at the entrance of the Pukapuka Track.
Long Course - 11.00am cut off (9.7km from start)
Super Long - 11.30am cut off (13.6km from start)
Bad Weather Contingency: In the event of poor weather, event staff may choose to adjust the Super Long and Long course’s for safety. Should this occur, a map of the contingency course will be posted on the 'Event Information' board, outside registration and participants will be notified by event staff.
3.3km (with R-Line electrolyte drink, water, chips, pretzels & lollies)
6.8km (with R-Line electrolyte drink & water)
9.5km (with R-Line electrolyte drink, water, chips, pretzels, lollies & oranges)
15.5km (with R-Line electrolyte drink, water, chips, pretzels , lollies & oranges)
*Please remember your own cup/bottle/hydration pack as there will be no disposable cups provided at drink stations
Toughness Factor: 9/10
Participant Briefing: Click here to view
Should you come across an injured participant, stop and apply first aid if you are trained. Send the next participant through to the next marshal or course crew location (or back if you had recently past one) and notify them of the participants; race number, name, location and description of incident.
If you happen to become lost or disoriented on course, stop and remain calm before retracing your steps to the last know course marking. If you still cannot find the course marking, stop and put on your additional warm clothing and blow your whistle.
It's all about personal responsibility!
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