Frequently asked questions

Can I enter on the day?

No. Entries close at midnight 27 September 2020 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?

Aid stations have hand sanitiser, water, Hammer Endurolytes Fizz, sunscreen and first aid personnel. Due to Covid-19 requirements, volunteers will be manning the aid station supplies so please be aware that there may be delays. We strongly encourage all competitors to carry their own supplies. Please note there are no cups on the aid stations - all competitors must carry a hydration pack as part of their compulsory gear. There is an aid station at the start/finish. 32km Course There are aid stations at 6km, 7km, 15km, and 24km. 15km Course There is an aid station at 6km. 21km Course There is an aid station at 6km, 7km, and 13km. 5km Course There is no aid station on the course.

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. The bus departs the Napier i-SITE at 7am and returns after prize giving. There will be a gear tent for you to leave your belongings while you are running the event.

Can I drive to the start/finish line?

Yes you can and there is parking available nearby.

Are there medals for finishers?

Yes, everyone who finishes before race cut off will receive a medal. Every team member will receive a medal this year, providing their last team member finishes before race cut off.

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 Details page for more information.

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

This year the teams event is a 2 person relay. Each team member will run 15k or 17km The first team member will start with the 32km runners or walkers. Changeover is at Transition 1. The second team member will be bussed to Transition 1. This is automatically included in your entry fee and there is no need to book. The bus leaves Race HQ at 7.50am sharp.

Where is the start line and Race HQ?

Race HQ & the start/finish line is beside Hygge at Clifton Bay Cafe, 468 Clifton Road, Te Awanga, Hastings.