General Event Information
Athlete Check In / Number Pick up


All competitors must check in and pick up their race number on Friday 2 October 4.30pm - 8.30pm at the Napier War Memorial Centre, 48 Marine Parade, Napier.  Check in must be completed on Friday.

Race Start Times


8.00am 32km Walkers

8.15am 32km Runners

8.30am 21km Walkers & Runners
8.45am 15km Walkers & Runners (solos and teams)
9.45am 5km Trail Taster Walkers & Runners

Race Briefing


Race briefing is compulsory and will be held at the start line. Race briefing notes will also be in your race pack - please read them as they contain information that you need to know before you get to the start line.

You must be in the start zone 10 minutes before your race start or you will not be permitted to start the event.

Change to Teams Event for 2020


Government guidelines around transportation and social distancing are constantly changing and this raises a level of uncertainty about how things will look in October. To provide some certainty around the teams event and how it will operate, this year all team members will be running the 15km course, starting and finishing at race HQ - there will be no bus transport to transition points. You all start at the same time and you may run/walk together or separately and your individual times will then be aggregated to provide an overall team time.

Compulsory Gear


All competitors (except the 5km runners & walkers) 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, waterproof jacket, survival blanket

Option B - 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 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


T-shirts will be available for collection at registration.  Colour this year is navy blue. There is a mens and womens fit option.


Finishers Medals


The Cole Murray Cape Kidnappers Trail Run will have Finishers Medals for all competitors who finish prior to race cut off at 4pm.

Team members will each receive a medal, providing the last team member finishes prior to race cut off.



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.



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




There is parking available at the 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 4.30pm 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 Monday 14 October, after which time they will be donated to charity.

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 (other than as detailed below for Covid-19 cancellation) from 31 August 2020 - 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 September 30 or at the information desk at Athlete Check In on October 2.

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 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 2021 Cole Murray Cape Kidnappers Trail Run OR

2. Receive an event credit for the value of your entry to be used at one of our other events - 2021 Run the Vines or  OR

3. 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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Jamrac Events Ltd

Jamie & Rachael Tel 021 086 47102


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