FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Have a question about the event? Please check the FAQ below. We might have already thought of it.  If your question still isn’t answered, send us an email by going to the Contact Us page or sending it directly to us on trailrun@waitetuna.school.nz

As this is a fundraiser there are no refunds, selling of entries to another person, or deferring of entries to another year.

We have especially set up the 5km option with children in mind.

Due to the demanding nature of some of the trails on this event there are restrictions on the ages that may take part on each course.

21km

Age range: 16 years and over

10km

Age range: 9 years old and over

  • 12 to 17 years with permission of a guardian
  • 9 to 11 years to have a named adult at the event with them

5km

Age range:  5 years old and over

  • 9 to 17 years with permission of a guardian
  • 5 to 8 years accompanied by named adult
  • Children under 5 years old is at the discretion of the organisers. Any child under 5 years old permitted on the event must be with an adult at all times and the adult must be able to carry the child to complete the course. Pushchairs/ buggies are not permitted on the course.

No not at all, the elevation of the 21km event is very steep, so we do recommend putting in good preparation for this option, it certainly isn’t for the faint-hearted.

Yes there are cut-off times for each of the trails and we will have tail end Charlies coming round at these times to make sure everyone who hasn’t made it to the cut-off point on time makes it back to the staging area. The cut-off times are as follows:

  • 21 km Trail:
    There are 3 cut-off points on this trail, you have 3 hours to reach the 8 km marker, 5.5 hours to reach the 15 km marker and 7 hours to complete the trail
  • 10 km Trail:
    You have 3 hours to reach the 6 Km mark and 6 hours to complete the trail.
  • 5 km Trail:
    You have 5.5 hours to complete the trail.

No, the event is held on private land and is not usually open to the public.

Yes, trail shoes are recommended except for the 5km event.

There will be an aid station available on the 10km option and two aid stations on the 21km option. The aid stations will provide water and some food. Food and drinks will be available to purchase at the start / finish line area. We do recommend carrying water on the longer options.

In the week prior to the event all competitors will be advised what compulsory gear they must have.

These are the three categories:

  1. No compulsory gear
  2. Waterproof jacket
  3. Thermals, top and bottom, seam sealed jacket, thermal hat and gloves.

As the owners of this working farm have very kindly let us put the event on over their land it is important that we do everything we can, as organisers and participants, to protect the land and stock from biosecurity risks. By only taking clean running shoes onto the main farm we make sure we don’t introduce any
unwanted nasties.

Sure, as long as you can make the cut-off times you are welcome to walk the trails.

  • 21km Trail start time: 8am
  • 10km Trail start time: 9am
  • 5km Trail start time: 9.30am

As this a working farm, dogs will not be allowed onto the property. Please do not bring any dogs to the event.

Registration

Dates

5 km

10 km

21 km

Early Bird

Now-8 Sept

$15

$35

$55

Normal

9 Sept- 9 Nov

$20

$45

$65

Late registrations

10 Nov – 22 Nov

$30

$55

$75

The event is being held at 324 Waitetuna Valley Road, Raglan. This is private land that is kindly being opened to runners/ walkers for this event.

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