|Male age groups||Female age groups|
|16 – 19||16 – 19|
|20 – 39||20 – 34|
|40 – 49||35 – 44|
|50 – 59||45 – 54|
Minimum age: 16 years
At the Karamea Bowling Club (adjacent to the Karamea Area School and the Karamea Domain) on Friday 20 April 2018 from 4 pm to 8 pm, and Sat 21 April from 5.45am until 6.45am
Race packs can be collected at time of registration and will contain an electronic timing tag, race number, previously ordered merchandise and any additional race information
There will be no pre-race briefing. Full briefing notes will be emailed to runners prior to the race and a hard copy will also be placed in each race pack. View the briefing notes here. It is runners’ responsibility to familiarize themselves with the details of the notes prior to starting the race.
Transport to Start Lines
All competitors will be transported by bus to the start lines. Please read the following information carefully:
20 km Competitors
The access road to the start line at the Oparara Basin is narrow and in places steep and is closed to ALL traffic except the buses. The bus will depart from outside the Karamea Area School on Waverley Street at 7.00 am. If runners are late for their bus connection there is no alternative way of getting to the start line and they will be out of the race; there will be no exceptions. Please make sure to understand this and be on time.
36 km Competitors
The bus will depart from the Karamea Area School on Waverley Street at 7.30 am. Please make sure to be on time. If runners miss the bus, it will be their responsibility to get themselves to the start line. If runners arrive late at McCallum’s Mill and after the race has started, they will not be permitted to run. Please make sure to understand this and be on time.
The Break Creek left branch road from McCallum’s Mill to the Oparara Basin will be closed to all unauthorized vehicles from 5.00pm Friday 20 April until 12.00 Saturday 21 April 2018.
Warm Clothing and Gear Drops Sites
It is advised that warm clothing be worn while waiting for the race start at McCallum’s Mill and the Oparara Basin. Surplus gear is to be left in a bag with the runner’s race number and name clearly written on it, and dropped at the allocated drop sites so that it can be transported back to the Karamea Domain. Gear can be collected from the main entrance at the Karamea Bowling Club rooms.
As weather can be unpredictable at any time of the year in Kahurangi National Park, the following mandatory gear must be carried at all times to ensure the safety of the competitors.
- Hat/beanie, gloves, long sleeve top (all to be either woollen or thermal)
- Waterproof Jacket
- Survival bag/blanket
- Simple first aid kit suitable to cope with any minor injury.
Gear will checked prior to the start and any competitor not complying with the rules will be withdrawn from the race.
It is the responsibility of entrants for both races that they are suitably prepared to complete their nominated event. As a guide, competitors in the 36 km event should be race fit to marathon standard and those in the 20 km event to half marathon standard.
Please read our detailed assessment of risks runners may face as a competitor.
8.30am for both the 36 km and 20 km races.
Runners must be aged 16 years or older on the day of the race.
Immediately crossing the finish line runners must remove their timing transponder (a marshal will assist with this). Failing to return the transponder will incur all charges related to replacement.
Prize Giving Ceremony
A prize giving ceremony will be held at the Karamea Domain at 3.00 pm when the electronic timing results have been collated. In the event of wet weather, an alternative venue will be announced at the race briefing.
The first, second and third place getters, male and female of both the 36 and 20 km races will receive prizes. First, second and third place getters in all categories will receive a medal. All competitors will receive certificates.
There will be a comprehensive range of spot prizes on offer. Competitors eligible for spot prizes will be randomly awarded with a tag as they cross the finish line. Prizes can be collected from the Spot Prize Tent. Main spot prizes will be drawn at the prize giving ceremony.
These will be situated at 5.6 km, 10 km and Oparara Basin, Fenian Carpark and Flaxmill Road.
Marshals will be positioned at McCallum’s Mill, Oparara Basin, Caves Carpark, Sunshine Flat, Postal River, Maloney’s Bluff, Fenian/Oparara Road junction, Flaxmill/Kohaihai Road, Wharf Road/Waverley Street, Waverley Street opposite the entrance to the Karamea Domain and the finishing chute.
First Aid Medics
Medics will be situated at the Oparara Basin carpark, Sunshine Flat, Postal River, Maloney’s Bluff, Fenian-Oparara Road Junction, and the Karamea Domain.
Land SAR Com
There will be Land SAR Com at McCallum’s Mill, Oparara Basin, Sunshine Flat, Postal River,Maloney’s Bluff, Fenian-Oparara Road Junction, and the Karamea Domain.
There will be toilets at McCallum’s Mill, Oparara Basin, Sunshine Flat, Fenian Carpark and the Karamea Domain.
Commitment to Health and Safety
The health and safety of competitors and all paid and volunteer workers associated with the event is paramount and taken seriously by the event organisers. All reported accidents or near miss incidents will be documented as part of the organisers’ plan to minimise similar issues in the future.
The event organisers reserve the right to cancel the race without prior warning if they consider that proceeding could pose a major health and safety risk to competitors, supporters or race volunteers. Under these circumstances, no refund will be given.