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ENTRY CATEGORIES and COSTS

  • Stage 1 – 10km Forest Run
  • Stage 2 – 30 km Road Bike
  • Stage 3 – 25 km Mountain Bike (Gravel Road)
  • Stage 4 – 8 km Paddle and Run to Finish

INDIVIDUALS- Price includes event t-shirt*   Individual Entry Form 

  • Open/Vet/Old Farts Male & Female $90
  • Youth $75

TEAMS – Price includes event t-shirts*  Team Entry Form

*Event t-shirts are included in race packs for entries received before 23rd October 2017

Entries with a postal date after 30th October will be deemed to be late entries. Late entry fee $30.00

No refunds after 30th October without medical certificate

 

Race Day Sunday 5th November 2017
Race Organiser Kaukapakapa Scout Group
Race Director Graeme Hounsell
Email [email protected]
http://www.rcc.org.nz
Phone 09 420 5322
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 “Canoe & Kayak Ltd.” 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 CO-ORDINATOR 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 ap-proximately 45 to 50 minutes
    DO NOT PANIC – a better than average mountain biker will take 55 minutes to ride the course
  7. At Pohoi, 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

    No Dogs