Tombstone

Mountain Bike Race

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Race Info

5 December 2021

The Tombstone Mountain Bike Race provides a thrilling cross-country mountain bike challenge that takes competitors on a stunning journey through Hanmer Forest. Take your pick from the short course (20km) or the long course (35km).

Both races incorporate the newly completed ‘Tombstone’ track, which has been lovingly handcrafted over the last 5 years. This advanced single-track with 185m of climbing provides stunning views from the highest point (698m) followed by an exciting 240m descent with multiple twists, turns and drops.

Race Options

Short Course| One Lap | 20km | 600m elevation gain

Long Course| Two Laps | 35km | 1200m elevation gain

Race Categories

Solo - Male and Female

Junior (12-17)

Senior (18-39)

Veteran (40-49)

Masters (50-59)

Classic (60+)

Courses

Both courses follow the same route, the only difference being that the long course involves a second lap! The race starts with a gradual climb up McIntyre Road before joining Mach 1 for a descent back towards Black Dog, around the race village at Hanmer Springs Forest Camp and then back to McIntyre Road. After this initial short lap to space the riders out, the course joins Base Camp, Western Link, Swamp and then starts climbing steadily up Yankee Zephyr before eventually joining the newly created Tombstone track. After a gradual climb with some 25 switchbacks you will reach the highest point of the course (698m). Please not this is an advanced track which includes some technical downhill sections. After a thrilling descent on the Tombstone track, the course then climbs up Big Foot via a series of switchbacks followed by a flowy descent before joining Detox, Mach 1, Black Dog and towards the finish line at Hanmer Springs Forest Camp. For those of you taking on the Long Course (2 Laps), it’s time to repeat!

Course Map

Short & Long Courses (1 & 2 laps) - click here

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On the Day

Location

The race village is located at Hanmer Springs Forest Camp, 243 Jollies Pass Road. Access will be available from 8:00am on Sunday morning. Please park your vehicles in the designated parking area.

Race Times

Short & Long Course

Race Briefing: 8:15am

Race Start: 8:30am

Kit

Hanmer Springs is an alpine village and can experience a wide range of weather conditions. We recommend you consider carrying the following. Layered clothing, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, hydration pack, survival blanket, energy bar. Please do not wear headphones as this limits your ability to hear directions from marshals and hazards. Helmets are mandatory.

Prize giving

The Prize giving ceremony will be held at Hanmer Springs Forest Camp at approx. midday or as soon as the last rider has completed. There will be spot prizes. If you place then you must be at the prize giving to receive your certificate and prize.

Enjoy Hanmer Springs

Hanmer Springs has accommodation for you from camping through to 5-star luxury. Book your accommodation online at www.visithurunui.co.nz, www.hanmerholidayhomes.co.nz, or www.alpineholidayhomes.co.nz

Due to liquor licensing Hanmer Events do not allow BYO to their events. Please do not bring dogs to the event unless they are assistance dogs or with our marshals.

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Registration

Registrations open

Short Course | One Lap
$45
Long Course | Two Laps
$65

Online Registrations close on Thursday 2nd December 2021, after this date you will need to register between 7am-8am on Sunday 5th December 2021 at Hanmer Springs Forest Camp. Late registrations will incur a fee of $20.00. Race pack collection is from Hanmer Springs Forest Camp between 7am - 8am on Sunday 5th December 2021.

Changes and cancellations incur a fee of $10.00. No changes can be made to your registration after 5th November 2021. No refunds will be given after 5th November 2021.

In the case of Force Majeure, including COVID-19, no refunds will be issued. Your entry will automatically be transferred to a rearranged date or you will be provided with a credit towards any other Hanmer Event.

For all juniors completing an indemnity form will need to be completed by a parent or legal guardian.