Saturday 13th of October 2012
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The short course is an entry level, off-road adventure race and is a great way to enter the world of adventure racing with 5km Run/12km MTB for women and 7km Run/15km MTB for men. The longer course is designed to challenge the more experienced, for women 10km Run/26km MTB and men 12km Run and 27km MTB. The races are run separately, women in the morning and men in the afternoon. Both Short and Long Courses can be run as a team, however, those wishing to run as a mixed gender team must run the Men’s Length courses in the afternoon. The Mountain Biking component of both events is of a non-technical nature with the courses run exclusively on Forest roads and tracks.
Enquiries can be emailed to
or phone 03 315 5009 between 8am and 9.30pm.
Entries accepted up to the closing date of 10th October 2012.
Refunds will be given up to the closing date of 10th October 2012, less $5 admin fee. No refunds will be given after this date.
Walkers are welcome to compete on the Short course, but due to marshalling resources and timing constraints, there is no separate category for these competitors.
Registration will be at the Monteith's Brewery Bar Amuri Ave Hanmer Springs from 7.00pm to 9.00pm on Friday 12th and then at the Start/Finish Area from and 7.30am to 8.45am, and also 10am to 12.45pm on Saturday 13th . You will receive your race number and final details then. Please register early.
Race brief for the Women’s Race will take place on the start at 9.00am am. Men’s Race brief will be at 1.00pm. All competitors must be present for this.
Mixed Gender Teams The morning race is solely for women and school teams. All competitors who wish to compete as a mixed team must run the Men’s distances, either in the Short race or the Long Race
The Start/Transition/Finish Area is on Jollies Pass Road, 1km beyond the Hanmer Forest Camp. It will be signposted from the centre of the village. Please park as directed.
Start time for the Women’s Long race will be at 9.30am, the Short race will start at 9.45am. The Men’s Long race will start at 1.30pm and the short race will start at 1.45pm.
Transition runners should run across the finish line tagging their cyclist inside the transition area.
Prize Giving will be once all competitors have finished, at approx 5pm. This will take place at the Montieths Brewery Bar Amuri Ave, along with the distribution of spot prizes.
Accommodation See www.hanmerholidayhomes.co.nz for details.
Extreme weather conditions i.e. fire danger or strong winds can cause the forest to be closed at short notice. Should this happen the organisers reserve the right to hold entry fees and offer an alternative date.
Bike Checks: We highly recommend that competitors present their bike for a check prior to the race.
Bike Check Details HERE
We wish to thank the many local businesses for their valued support of this race including Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa, Hanmer Holiday Homes, Alpine Holiday Homes, Montieths Brewery Bar and Matariki Forests for permission to use their forest tracks.