Frequently Asked Questions
And ones you didn't even know you wanted to ask!!
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- Te Mata Peak Walk (12.8 km) – 8am from HN Primary
- Te Mata Peak Run (12.8 km) – 9am from HN Primary
- Tainui Trail Run & Walk (3.5km) – 10am from the Tainui Reserve, access via Keith Sands Grove or Glenpark Place. Please park nicely!
We encourage you to arrange a guardian/grandparent/ other parent/babysitter to accompany or be with children at the commencement and completion of the Tainui Trail while you are on the longer course. Please ensure your children understand what to do prior to and after the event if not accompanied by a parent or caregiver. We encourage you to work with other families to ensure that children are fully supervised.
There will be water at the top of Te Mata Peak and at the Tainui Reserve Green but please use this as a back up to your own supply as sometimes, beyond our control, we run out. We stress again – carry water with you especially in the Te Mata Peak trail, use ours as a back up.
In case of emergency, please phone 111 immediately. If not an emergency, St John’s Ambulance will be at the finish line and will provide first aid care for both courses on the Peak Trail Blazer. If you or someone else is injured or needs help, please tell the marshal closest to you if you require assistance, or ask another competitor to alert the next marshal. They will contact the appropriate people.
Yes. There will be food and drink AND Hawthorne Coffee for you to purchase at the race village at HNP, but feel free to bring your own.
You will still be able to complete the Peak Trail Blazer, but without the help of the marshals on the course. All marshals will be removed by midday, but the course will still have signage on it.
No. Care must be taken and road rules observed at all times.
You can study the course maps and course notes on this website prior to the event, listen to the course briefing and marshal instructions on the day and follow all signage.
No. We will have safety marshals at all road crossings helping children and adults cross safely. However, please ensure your child knows the roads won’t be closed and that road rules must be obeyed at all times.
You 100% won’t melt, we guarantee it. Take a rain coat and dress for the conditions. It will be very unlikely we will ever cancel the event. If we deem any part of the course to be unsafe due to the weather conditions, we would redirect that particular part of the course. If this is the case, you will be notified of all changes at registration on Saturday 19 November, along with Facebook posts and an email.
Please note that no refunds will be given after 5pm Friday 21st October. Those after a refund prior to this time, must email race directors on peak email@example.com with a reason for their change of heart.
No. You must walk. If you wish to run/walk, you must enter in the run categories.
Nope. You are then a runner.
NO! You are then a runner.
No – not on your Nelly! Stick to your own start time.
Yes it is advised. As well as for safety, and for a few well-earned selfies along the way! Tag #PTB2022
Yes – undoubtedly!
The current situation dictates that we are required to request that whilst indoors or in a large group, that all individuals wear a mask. This includes during the registration and briefing. We understand this is in no way an ideal situation. However in order to run the event in a responsible public health manner, we ask this of the competitors and their supporters. Obviously whilst eating and drinking, masks can be removed. Finally, if you are unwell and COVID-19 symptoms we request that you consider the health and wellbeing of others when deciding on your involvement in the event.
The COVID-19 Protection Framework is the Governments approach to managing COVID-19 in the community. The event will go ahead under Green, Orange and Red status (you read that right! COVID will not cancel us this year!).
Green: Event will go ahead as planned.
Orange: Event will go ahead as planned with minor changes to gathering and eating areas.
Red: Event will go ahead with changes to the event timeline, start/finish lines and prize giving will be cancelled with prizes given out at the finish line.
In the event that further government regulations mean that we are unable to hold the event it will be cancelled with no postponement date. Entrants will receive an 80% refund should the event be cancelled due to COVID-19.