HUNTERVILLE – SATURDAY 3RD FEBRUARY 2024
40km Trail Run | 40km MTB & E-Bike | 20km Trail Run/Walk | 20km MTB & E-Bike | 5km Run/Walk
This event is a fundraiser for the local Hunterville School. Thank you for your support.
The pre/post event base will be at Otairi Station 5024 Turakina Valley Road.
Early registration: Friday 2 Feb, from 5pm-7pm at Hunterville School Hall.
On the day registration: At the event base as below
40KM TRAIL RUN – 7.00am – 7.45am.
20KM TRAIL RUN/WALK – 7.30am – 8:15am.
40KM MTB and E-BIKE – 7:30am-8:45am
20KM MTB and E-BIKE – 8am-9am
5KM RUN/WALK – 9.00am – 10.00am.
If you have registered on Saturday night you do not need to re-register on Sunday morning – just arrive at least 30 mins before your start time.
Start & Cut-off Times
|40km Trail Run / 20km Walk||8.00am||7 hours|
|20km Trail Run||8.30am||6 hours|
|40km MTB / E-bike||9.00am||6 hours|
|20km MTB / E-bike||9.30am||5 hours|
|5km Run/Walk||10.00am||2 hours|
40KM MTB, 40KM Trail RUN – Children aged 12 and under are not able to participate in these events without prior approval.
20KM RUN/WALK, 20KM MTB – Children aged 10 and under are not able to participate in this event without prior approval.
5KM RUN/WALK – It is suggested children 8 and under run/walk with a parent or guardian.
Gear Checks & Aid Stations
There will be no compulsory gear check, however please use your common sense if the weather is bad or marginal. You will be heading out over remote farmland and reaching elevations of over 700m where it can be very cold if the weather is bad. Be responsible for your own safety!
Aid stations with water and first aiders will be about 10kms apart. However, if you think you will need more hydration or food it is your responsibility to carry it to ensure your own safety.
The events are all loop races so will start and finish in the same location. Super easy!
All finishers will receive a medal.
Prize giving will be held for all participants at 1.00pm – we acknowledge that not everyone will have finished at this stage; however we are aware people will want to travel home after their event.
Junior: Under 14 | Teens – 14 to 19 years | Open: 20 – 39 | Master: 40 – 49 | Veteran: 50 – 59 | Legend: 60 +
Otairi Station have kindly opened up a nice big flat paddock and their shearers quarters which has a kitchen and toilet block for your use. Camping will be $20pp and will go towards Hunterville School for their fundraising efforts. Feel free to pitch a tent or bring your campervan. Bookings not required. Payment on arrival at the camping site.
Head to Hunterville and take Onga Road heading west. This will turn into Turakina Valley Road and Otairi Station entrance is on your right. It is about 15 minutes out of Hunterville, 5024 Turakina Valley Road.
No Disposable Cups
As trail runners and mountain bikers we’re keen to do our part to protect our beautiful planet and reduce the environmental impact of our events.
As such we will not have disposable cups at aid stations. Please remember your reusable cup, hydration pack or water bottle to fill up!
If you are entering the 40kms you must be sure that you’re battery will last for long enough to get you through the distance with the amount of climbing involved in this loop (nearly 1400m). We are offering to do a spare battery drop at the 21km mark. You will need to hand in your spare battery to the registration tent by 8am before the start of your event.