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 7.45am 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 9.15am 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 ONLY If you have registered as a two person team and the team member 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.