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General Event Information
Athlete Check In / Number Pick up


All competitors must check in and pick up their race number on Friday 11 November 2022 3.30pm - 7.00pm at the Napier Conference Centre, 48 Marine Parade, Napier.  Check in must be completed on Friday.

Race Start Times
Venue: The Woolshed, 459 Clifton Road, Te Awanga, Hastings

7.45am 32km Walkers

8.10am 32km Runners

8.30am 21km Walkers & Runners
8.50am 15km Walkers & Runners 
9.30am 5km Trail Taster Walkers & Runners

Race Briefing


Race briefing is compulsory and will be held at the start line. Please ensure you familiarise yourself with the information on this website.

Compulsory Gear


All competitors (except the 5km runners & walkers) must carry the required compulsory gear.

Required: 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

If the weather forecast three days before the race doesn’t look good then the compulsory gear list may be amended - you will be advised accordingly.

This is for your safety and is required as if you are unfortunate enough to suffer an injury, due to the nature of the terrain, it can take some time for help to reach you. It 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. 


T Shirts


Pre-purchased T-shirts will be available for collection at registration.  Colour this year is grey marle. There is a mens and womens fit option. Orders close 20 October 2022.


Finishers Medals


The Cole Murray Cape Kidnappers Trail Run will have Finishers Medals for all competitors who finish prior to race cut off at 3.30pm.

Race Cut Off Times


All competitors in the 21k and 32k must be on their return journey past T2 before 2.00pm.  


Competitors in the 15k must reach MP3 at the Predator Proof Fence Gate (7km from the start) by 10.50am.

Any competitors not reaching the cut off points by the required times will be transported back to the start/finish.

Prize Giving


All prizes are spot prizes. Prize giving will be at the start/finish area at 3.30pm.



Please note that for safety reasons use of ipod, mp3 player, Walkman or similar is not permitted. Enjoy the surroundings of Cape Kidnappers - it is a beautiful environment.



Make sure you book your accommodation early as there is now often a shortage in Hawke’s Bay.




There is parking available across the road from Race HQ but if you can carpool that would be appreciated.  Please ensure you allow plenty of time - there is only one road in and out of the venue so there will likely be some delays.

Buses from Napier to and from Clifton Startline


For those of you who don’t wish to drive to the race start/finish, you can opt to take the bus.

There will be a bus departing from the Napier i-SITE information centre, Marine Parade, Napier at 7am 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.

** You only need to book and pay for buses to go from Napier to the start line and return. 

Bag Drop


You can leave your gear at the Bag Drop for safe storage of your belongings while you are running in the event - bag drop opens at 7.30am.

  • You will be provided with a bag tag at athlete check in to label your bag

  • Your bag must zip up or be sealed

  • We are not responsible for any damage or loss to the bag or contents - please do not store fragile or valuable items.

  • Your bag must be collected by 4.00pm before you leave the event.

  • Any items not collected will be available for collection from Napier City Bike Hire & Tours, 117 Marine Parade, Napier until Tuesday 15 November , after which time they will be donated to charity.

Refunds, Transfers, & Cancellation Policy


Refunds before 1 August 2022 will be subject to a $20 administration fee.

Refunds from 1 August 2022 to 30 September 2022 will be reimbursed at 50% of the entry fee. 

Refunds from 1 October 2022 to 31 October 2022 will be reimbursed at 20% of the entry fee. 

Please note there are no refunds (other than as detailed below for Covid-19 cancellation) from 31 October 2022 - please do not ask as a refusal always offends!

Entries are not transferable to another participant.

Entries are not transferable to future events.

You may change to a shorter distance but there is no refund for the difference in entry price.  Changes must be requested via email before 31 October or at the information desk at Athlete Check In on 21 November.

Force Majeure: In the case of event cancellation due to extreme inclement weather (at the discretion of event officials), or other reasons beyond the control of the event organisers, entry fees are non-refundable.

If the Cole Murray Cape Kidnappers Trail Run scheduled for 12 November 2022 has to be cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions, then competitors can opt for one of the following options:

1. Transfer your entry to the November 2023 Cole Murray Cape Kidnappers Trail Run OR

2. A refund of your entry fee, minus a $20 administration charge.

**As stated in the Event Waiver, there are no transfers. Under no circumstance are you permitted to give your number to another person. The safety of our athletes is paramount, therefore we need to ensure we have correct details of all our runners on course. As our event is run on private land, any unregistered runners are trespassing and will be dealt with accordingly.

All refund requests must be sent via email to Rachael Verry, Jamrac Events  Ltd  email  All refund requests will be responded to within 48 hours.  If you do not receive a response then we have not received your request.


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Contact details:


Jamrac Events Ltd

Jamie & Rachael Tel 021 086 47102


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