Frequently Asked Questions
And ones you didn't even know you wanted to ask!!
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Online Entries will close 5pm, Friday 22 November.
You will still be able to enter the Peak Trail Blazer at registration on Saturday 23 November (1:00pm – 3:00pm at Havelock North Primary, 9 Campbell Street, Havelock North) or up to 30 minutes before the start of each race on the HNP school field (for BOTH courses, so you need to give yourself time to get to the Tainui start if you are a late sign up for the 3.5km course).
Please note that for all sign ups on Saturday and Sunday a $10 late fee will be charged and you are likely to miss out on a race pack. Sorry.
Three. Run or walk. School or Other. All members of your team start together and complete the whole course (therefore there are no transitions or separate ‘legs’ in the Peak Trail Blazer). You don’t have to keep together on the course, but your team time will be taken when the last member of your team crosses the finish line.
- 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 23 November, along with Facebook posts and an email.
Please note that no refunds will be given after 5pm Friday 22 November. Those after a refund prior to this time, must email race directors on firstname.lastname@example.org 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 #PTB2019