EVENT INFO AND RULES
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Merchandise cutoff date and time
Monday 26 September 2022 - 12pm
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Adults || Kids (5 & over)
Super Early Bird (First 50 entries) = $20.00
Early Bird (25 entries) = $25.00
Standard (25 entries) = $30.00
* Kids under 10 must be accompanied by an adult throughout the duration of the course.
* Course may be subject to change
Adults || Kids (minimum age 12)
Super Early Bird (First 25 entries) = $45.00
Early Bird (25 entries) = $50.00
Standard (50 entries) = $60.00
*Course may be subject to change
Adults || Kids (minimum age 15)
Super Early Bird (First 25 entries) = $65.00
Early Bird (25 entries) = $70.00
Standard (50 entries) = $80.00
* The 40km course is 2 laps of the 20km
* Course may be subject to change
7:00am - Admin opens
8:45am - Compulsory Safety Briefing
9:00am - 20km + 40km Starts
11:00am - 9km Starts
12:00pm - Prize giving
RACE START METHOD
All participants will do an approx. 400m loop to start the race off. This loop is to thin people out before reaching the first climb which is roughly a 200m long narrow single track eventually widening.
Please note there is a section of approx. 20m on Lake Kai Iwi where some people (depending on MTB experience) will have to carry their bike.
40km - View course map here, please note this course is 2 laps of the 20km.
20km - View course map here
9km - View course map here
40km - here
20km - here
9km - here
Parking is available at the Pine Beach Campground
E-Bikes are permitted in all 3 distances
The order in which you start is TBC
There will be an option available for participants to store gear at the start/finish area while out on course. Gear can be left at the registration tent which can be located at the start/finish area. All gear must be clearly labelled with your event number. You will need to present your event number to collect gear. While all reasonable care is taken of gear, Sport Northland is not responsible for any lost or damaged items. Please do not leave valuables.
AID STATIONS & PORTALOOS
The Aid Station/Portaloo locations listed below are approximate distances throughout the course. This event is cupless (on course); therefore, no cups will be available at any aid stations throughout the entire course. You will need to bring your water bottle or a hydration vest. All our Aid Stations will provide water, RLine Electrolyte Hydration and basic first aid. For more information on RLine Electrolyte Hydration, click here. The Aid Stations are self-service which means you will need to top up your own water.
Please refer to our printable course maps on this page for Aid Stations and toilet locations.
Aid station – There are no aid stations on course, but you will find an aid station located at the Start/Finish area.
Toilets – Located at the 5.5km mark at the Promenade Campground, the 8.5km mark and Campground toilets at the start/finish area.
Aid station – 8km, 11km points on course and an aid station located at the Start/Finish area.
Toilets –8km, 14.5km, just past the 16.5km point and Campground toilets at the start/finish area.
(All aid stations & toilets will be passed again on your second lap).
Aid station – 8km, 11km, *20km distance Start & Finish area.
Toilets –8km, 11km, 14.5km, just past the 16.5km point and Campground toilets at the start/finish area.
Finish Aid Station
Upon finishing everyone will receive Water and R-Line. There will be disposable cups upon finishing.
*The finish area will have a separate water refill station available for the 40km participants on their second lap of the course, this is a good opportunity to swap out your water bottles or refill your vessels.
Cupless on Course
As we mentioned right from the beginning, we are a cupless event. To cut down on waste, we will have no cups at aid stations. You will need to carry a bottle or hydration pack with you. Limited stock of reusable cups will be available for sale at the start area, but we encourage you to purchase one in advance and use it in your training.
Prior to the event, reusable cups are available to purchase from Sport Northland or at the online checkout at time of your event entry purchase.
Aid Station Etiquette
We will have aid stations spread throughout the course, offering water and R-line.
Do not expect the marshal on the drink station to pour your water. If you need something from the aid station, please help yourself.
Respect that people will want access to the aid station so please grab what you need then kindly move out of the way.
Event numbers must be displayed on the handlebars of the bicycle. The number plate must be readable, so it must be fastened as flat as possible. Event numbers are coloured differently to help us identify which distance you are in.
Pickup location: Sport Northland – 97 Western Hills Drive, Kensington, Whangarei
Date & Time: Thursday 6 October 2022 – 8.00am – 5.30pm
Pickup location: Pine Beach Campground, Kai Iwi Lakes (start/finish area at admin)
Date & Time: Saturday 8 October 2022 – 7.30am – 9.00am
We will have a photographer on course. Your photos will be uploaded to our Facebook Page within 48 hours of the event taking place.
All 3 distance are electronically timed
St Johns Ambulance will be positioned at the start/finish area and on course (position on course yet to be determined)
Please inform a marshal if you or someone else requires assistance on the course. A tail marshal will follow the event.
We know some of you will want to see how you stacked up against the field, not only overall but also in your age group; Therefore we have made this possible. When checking out the results (when they are live), you can filter by race/age group/gender.
The breakdown of age groups is as follows;
10-14 |15-19 | 20-29 | 30-39 | 40-49 | 50-59 | 60+ | SS | E Bike
PLACEGETTERS PRIZEGIVING & SPOT PRIZES
1st place male and female from each distance are acknowledged at the finish area at 12:00 pm
Spot prizes will be given out during the prize-giving
Entrants for all events are eligible for spot prizes.
Part 1 - Fair Play & Race Etiquette
All participants must wear a helmet
Headphones, earpieces or portal speakers are NOT permitted during the event.
A participant may only dispose of rubbish at various aid stations along the course.
It is the requirement of the participant to stay on course and follow the course marking. It is your own fault if you get lost out there.
Passing participants MUST let the rider you are about to pass know when and on which side. E.g. "rider coming up, passing on your right when you are ready". If you are riding in a group let the rider in front know how many people will pass him/her. If you are being passed find the next best place to move to the side and let them pass.
Race numbers must be displayed on the handlebars of the bicycle. The number plate must be readable, so it must be fastened as flat as possible.
Participants may not have no participating support ride the course with them during the race.
Part 2 - Mechanical assistance
Mechanical assistance during a race is subject to the conditions below.
Bike changes are not allowed, and the rider must cross the finish line with the same handlebar number plate they had at the start.
Part 3 - Crashes & Injured riders
A participant that locates another participant who is injured in a crash MUST STOP to make sure that person is okay.
If the participant is injured to the extent they need medical support, you MUST stay with him/her and send the next participant to the next marshal to report the medical incident.