Entries & Details

Course Description


The Futureproof Life Rodney Coast Challenge multisport course description is as follows:


  • 10 Km Forest Run, from Muriwai beach to Rimmer Road forest entrance

  • 30 Km Road Bike stage heads out from Rimmer Road on to S.H. 16 through Helensville, Kaukapakapa, and onto Makarau

  • 25 Km Mountain Bike stage heads up the Makarau Valley onto Tahekeroa Road, right into Upper Waiwera then on to Noakes Hill. Right into Krippner Road and then descends into Puhoi

  • 8 Km Kayak down the Puhoi River starting at the back of the Puhoi Park and finishing at Wenderholm Park, with a 100 m sprint to the finish

Full course maps


Entry Categories and Costs


Event is going ahead with current Covid-19 level. Full refund policy available if event cancelled

Here at the Kaukapakapa Scouts we run this event on a voluntary basis to raise money for our Keas, Cubs and Scouts. This makes it easier for us to continue to plan for Level 1 or2 and with this in mind we are offering the following options in case we do have to cancel the event due to Covid-19 restrictions:

  • Transfer entry fees to next year

  • Full entry fee refund

  • Donate all or some of the entry fee to Kaukapakapa Scouts


Individuals - price includes event t-shirt* Individual Entry Form

  • Open/Vet/Old Farts Male & Female - $105

  • Youth 13-18 years - $80


Teams – price includes event t-shirts* Team Entry Form

  • Team of 2 $180 ( Youth 13-18 years $150 )

  • Team of 3 $225 ( Youth 13-18 years $180 )

  • Team of 4 $270 ( Youth 13-18 years $220 - Use your own kayak )

  • Team of 4 School Teams Challenge – $270 – Kayak Supplied - Same Kayak for every team

  • Youth competitors in any category can hire a kayak for $50 - this is an entry level racing ski (sit on top)

  • CHECK OUT THE CLUB PHYSICAL CORPORATE TEAM CHALLENGE – be in to WIN $500 Cash !!


*Event t-shirts are included in race packs for entries received before 1st November 2020

Entries received after 10th November will be deemed to be late entries. Late entry fee $30.00

No refunds after 1st November without medical certificate


Race Day Sunday 15th November 2020

Race Organiser Kaukapakapa Scout Group

Race Director Graeme Hounsell

Email info@rcc.org.nz

http://www.rcc.org.nz

Phone 027 462 0675

Registration From 6:30 AM Rimmer Road car park area, beach end

Race Briefing 7:15 AM Woodhill Forest, Rimmer Road car park area, beach end

Safety Requirements N.Z.S.A approved bike helmet stages 2 & 3. N.Z.S.A approved buoyancy aid stage 4. Bikes must be in road safe condition. Entry refused where any bike is deemed unsafe


Timetable


5:30 AM The Puhoi park transition area opens for competitors wishing to drop their Kayaks off before the start. This is highly advisable. Officials will be on hand for security

6:00 AM The Mountain Bike transition area at Makarau opens for competitors wishing to drop off their mountain bikes. Officials will be on hand for security

6:00 AM The Road Bike transition opens for competitors wishing to drop their cycles off. Officials will be on hand for security

6:30 AM The registration area at beach end of Rimmers Road is open for check-in. Race numbers issued at check-in. Only one member of a team or the support person needs to be at check-in, other team members can go directly to their transition areas. Please bring your race number

7:15 AM Pre-race briefing

7:30 AM Race Start


Competitors Briefing


  1. Race bib number to be worn and kept visible at all times. Individual competitors pin bib down. Team competitors please ensure number can be read at all times. Your race bibs are to be returned to officials at the end of the race. If withdrawing from the race please hand in your bib to a course official

  2. Course sign-posted with “Futureproof Life Rodney Coast Challenge.” signs at regular intervals, but you must familiarise yourself with the course in advance

  3. Road rules must be obeyed at all times. At no time are any roads closed to the public and vehicles have right of way

  4. Course Marshals are NOT Traffic Officers. They indicate one of the following
    * Change direction – slow down, obey road rules
    * Congested area – slow down, beware of people and traffic

  5. Race bibs numbers must be clearly displayed to the front. If not you will not be recorded as finishing the event. It is your responsibility to ensure that your number is clearly displayed and recorded

  6. When arriving at the Makarau Road bike transition area, all competitors must go through the transition stage off their bikes.

  7. The Mountain Bike stage is a public gravel road, keep left at all times. The Noakes Hill Road incline is very steep, if walking, allow those riding the right-of-way, i.e. clear yourself well left of the obvious cycle line. The Krippner Road decline is a DANGEROUS, steep decline with bad cambers and gravel on sharp corners, plus oncoming traffic. Ride within your limits. Keep well to the left on all corners and remember you cannot claim a prize in hospital!
    Note: Support crew vehicles are banned on the Mountain Bike stage, be prepared to service your own breakdowns on this stage

  8. The Kayak launch site is a cleared area of bank at the back of the park, flagged for entry. You may have the assistance of one supporter. Kayaks are not to be moved from the transition area until the kayaker is ready. Entry to the water is on a first in, first served basis, be patient. LIFE JACKETS must be worn

  9. Kayakers turn right when entering the main river at the fork, and go down river to Wenderholm. You must keep to the right-hand side of the channel when approaching on-coming craft, and at all corners. Kayaks must finish to the east of the Wenderholm boat ramp. Look for the flagged area. Kayakers must run through the park to the finish chute. Follow the “Canoe & Kayak Ltd” signs. The park is open to the public, please give way to the public


Transition Maps

Forest Run 10 km

Beach start – Rimmers Road, Woodhill Forest, to Coast Road, left into Mission Road, left into Selwyn Road, right into Rimmers Road – Bike transition at Rimmers Road entrance car park

Road Bike 30km

Rimmers Road, left onto State Highway 16, right at roundabout into Helensville, and on through to Kaukapakapa Village, north past Kaipara Lookout before descending and right into the Makarau Valley for the Mountain Bike

Mountain Bike 25km

From transition turn right into Makarau Road, left into Tahekeroa Road, right into Upper Waiwera Road, left into Noakes Hill Road, right into Krippner Road, downhill to Puhoi Park for Kayak transition

Kayak 8km

Kayak start chute at rear of park, paddle down river to Wenderholm Regional Park, beaching kayaks to left of boat ramp, and run 150 m through park to Beach Finish Banner

General Safety


If you are at the scene of any accident please give assistance as required and relay a message of help via the next competitor

IMPORTANT!! IF YOU WITHDRAW FROM THE RACE PLEASE NOTIFY THE NEAREST MARSHAL COORDINATOR OF YOUR NUMBER AND HAND IN YOUR BIB


Time Saving Ideas


Drop off your Kayak and Mountain Bike at transition areas before the race

IMPORTANT! IF THE COMPETITOR(S) YOU ARE SUPPORTING FAIL TO ARRIVE AT A TRANSITION AREA NOTIFY THE TRANSITION MARSHAL OF THEIR NUMBERS FOR LOCATION


Important Points to be Observed


  1. NO PARKING at the end of Rimmer Road. Use designated parking areas

  2. NO PARKING in immediate area of road end at check-in. Parking one side of road only facing forest entrance where directed

  3. ONE supporter only may assist in each transition area

  4. OBSERVE ALL ROAD RULES Extreme care at all intersections

  5. NO SUPPORTERS VEHICLES are to travel over the Mountain Bike Course in the interests of safety. Travel via Silverdale/Orewa to Puhoi

  6. Kayak access is limited, patience may be required

  7. All paddlers must wear a buoyancy vest or life jacket

  8. Puhoi River will be patrolled but it is impossible to be everywhere at once. Please assist fellow competitors if required

  9. Kayakers must run through the marked course in Wenderholm Park to Finish

  10. RACE NUMBER MUST BE CLEARLY DISPLAYED AT EACH TRANSITION, IF NOT, YOU WILL BE RECORDED AS NOT COMPLETING THE EVENT

  11. It is your responsibility to ensure that your number is recorded

  12. Prize giving will be held at approx. 1 PM. Any competitor still on the course will have their numbers included in the drawing of spot prizes


Support Crew Briefing


  1. Familiarise yourself with the above Transition Maps

  2. The success of the event is with you the support crews
    Rule No 1 – courtesy to all competitors not just your own entrants

  3. When exiting parking area give way to cyclists and incoming forestry traffic, faze into the left lane clear of cyclists

  4. Drive from Road Bike Transition to Mountain Bike Transition takes approximately 30 minutes, travelling withing speed limits. Do not speed, Traffic Police are in attendance

  5. Park at Mountain Bike Transition as per map 2 or as directed

  6. SUPPORT VEHICLES ARE BANNED ON MOUNTAIN BIKE COURSE
    This is a rough gravel road. Be fair to your competitor and give them a fair go. The following route is the quickest: Exit car park, return down Makarau Road to SH16 travel via Kaukapakapa, Kahikatea Flat Road and Pine Valley Road. Take Motor way extension north to avoid Silverdale and Orewa. Travel past Wenderholm Regional Park to Puhoi turn off on the left. This drive takes approximately 45 to 50 minutes
    DO NOT PANIC – a better than average mountain biker will take 55 minutes to ride the course

  7. At Puhoi, after 9 AM vehicles must not cross over the bridge opposite the pub, to avoid congestion with Mountain Bikes. If kayaks need to be carried to rear of the park it is best to drop these off before the race starts. Kayak transition will be manned from 5:30 AM
    CARS MUST NOT DRIVE ON THE GRASS

  8. WENDERHOLM REGIONAL PARK
    Obey Park speed restrictions please
    DO NOT block access to the boat ramp and respect public rights to use the Park. Assist to clear your competitors kayak from the landing area as quickly as possible
    NO DOGS ALLOWED WITHIN THE PARK