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6th October 2018

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I enter on the day?

No.  Entries close at midnight 30 September 2018 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.   There will be a gear tent for you to leave your belongings while you are running the event.

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.