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6th October 2018

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Event Info

32km Course Description

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 of the most stunning scenery for any event in the world. The course is mainly on private land and includes windswept beaches, native forest, waterfalls, river gorges and stunning coastal farmland. The area includes world renowned five star lodge "The Farm", Cape Kidnappers Wildlife Reserve and the largest gannet colony in the world.

Leg 1: (11km)

Participants will start at the Hygge at Clifton Bay cafe carpark and travel along the beach for 8km before leaving the beach and ascending (120m) to Transition One via the rest hut and prominent fence line.

Leg 2: (10km)

Participants will follow course markers along a track before descending to Flat Rock. After 2km they will reach Rangaiika before climbing steeply (246m) and then proceeding onto Transition Two.

Leg 3: (11km)

The course is undulating for 1.5km before participants descend for 3km to the Maraetotara waterfall and then follow the river (at times through it) as they make their way to Hygge at Clifton Bay cafe - where the adventure began.

45km Course Description

Exact course distance is subject to confirmation.

Leg 1: (11km)

Participants will start at the Hygge at Clifton Bay cafe carpark and travel along the beach for 8km before leaving the beach and ascending (120m) to Transition One via the rest hut and prominent fence line.

Leg 2: (23km)

Participants will follow course markers along a track before descending to Flat Rock. After 2km they will reach Rangaiika before climbing steeply (246m) and proceeding into Transition Two before heading out onto the Hansen Farm Loop.  

Leg 3: (11km)

The course is undulating for 1.5km before participants descend for 3km to the Maraetotara waterfall and then follow the river (at times through it) as they make their way to Hygge at Clifton Bay safe - where the adventure began.

Note: Any competitor unable to arrive at Transition Two by 1pm will be transported to the finish at Hygge at Clifton Bay cafe.

The event will be starting and finishing at the beautiful Hygge at Clifton Bay cafe , 468 Clifton Road, Te Awanga, Hastings.

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 are no medals awarded for the 5km event.

Training        

  • 32km Course Map click HERE.  The course map/distance/topography is an indication only and is subject to change.
  • Training Schedule (32k Solo) click HERE
  • Training Schedule (Relay Leg) click HERE
  • Training Schedule (45k Solo) click HERE

Pre Race Training

Please note only the beach is available for training on as the rest of the course is on private land and is not accessible.

Race Start Times

7.15am Walkers 32km (teams and solo) & 45km Runners
7.30am Runners 32km (teams and solo)

8.00am 5km Trail Taster Walkers & Runners

Time of Transportation to Transition Points

Transportation to transition points 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 – 7.00am (walkers and runners)
Bus to Transition Point Two – 8.30am (walkers and runners)

Aid Stations

There will be aid stations at Transition 1 and Transition 2, and also on the Hansen Farm loop 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

 3.00 pm 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 (expect 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

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 1.30pm 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 younger than 18 years need to obtain written approval from the Race Coordinator before competing in 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. All gates MUST be opened and closed behind you - there are NO EXCEPTIONS. 
* Medals will be presented to all competitors who complete the solo event prior to 3pm.  There are no medals for team runners.   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 Coordinator before 2.30pm race day. * The decision of the Race Coordinator will be final.
* Race officials directions must be followed at all times.
* In the event of bad weather or flooding, we reserve the right to change any leg of the race at any point. Please dress accordingly with poly pro or similar top and bottom, fleece or wool hat, waterproof top, gloves and survival blanket.

How to Enter 

CLICK HERE TO ENTER

Entries are open online up until midnight Sunday 30 September 2018 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

There is a registration processing fee of $2.00 to add to the event entry fee below.

Early BirdStandardTrouble Deciding
1 May - 31 July1 Aug - 16 Sept17 Sept - 30 Sept
Individual 32km Course Walk or Run
$ 89$109$119
Individual  45km Course Runners only $109$129$149
Team Max 3
members
Walk or Run $180$200$210
Individual 5km Trail Taster Walk or Run $ 35$ 40$ 45
T-shirt  Cape Kidnappers Trail Run T-Shirts $ 30     $ 30$ 30
Bus Tickets to Start/Finish Napier i-SITE to Clifton Each way $ 15$ 15$ 15

Athlete Check In

All competitors must check in and pick up their race number on Friday 5 October 4pm - 7pm at the Napier War Memorial Centre, 48 Marine Parade, Napier.  Check in must be completed on Friday.

Race Briefing

Race briefing is compulsory. You may attend either the 6.00pm or the 7.00pm briefing on Friday 5 October 2018 at the Napier War Memorial Centre, 48 Marine Parade, Napier.

T Shirts

All t-shirts will be available for collection at registration.  Colour is green, design is still being confirmed!  However we do have a mens and womens fit option this year.

Finishers Medals

The Cole Murray Cape Kidnappers Trail Run will have Finishers Medals for all solo runners who complete the 32km solo walk or run or the 45km solo run prior to race cut off.

Team runners do not qualify for finishers medals but we hope they might inspire you to take on the solo run next time.

There are no medals for the 5km Trail Taster Walk/Run.

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 2018.  

Entries are not transferable to another participant.

Entries are not transferable to future events.

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.

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.

Accommodation

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

Buses from Napier to and from Clifton Startline

There will be a bus departing from the Napier i-SITE information centre, Marine Parade, Napier at 6.15am 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.

There will be a gear tent for safe storage of your belongings while you are running in the event. 

Terms and Conditions

Please go  HERE

Contact details:

Jamrac Events Ltd

Jamie Sinclair Tel 021 485 695

Rachael Verry Tel 0274 95 95 95