event four

Saturday - 20th May

Imagine picking your way through bush-clad trails with hundreds of other bobbing head torches, all under a starlit sky. No personal bests in this event, just a brand new experience for most and new way to explore Wellington’s great trails. We’ll keep the tracks nice and sure underfoot, and make sure you arrive home safe and sound. No special gear other than a head torch – with NEW batteries – required. We do require you to carry your mobile phone with you.

venue

Wainui Trail Park
Wainuiomata

distances

Long (10km) and Short (6km) Courses
Short Course open to Walkers

getting there

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important
Due to the timing difference, there is a significant change in event schedule this time.
Registration starts at 4.30pm and finishes at 5.30pm.
Long Course briefing is at 5.50pm, Race Start at 6.00pm.
Short Course briefing is at 6.05pm, Race Start at 6.15pm
long course
11 km

Winding tracks with good underfoot conditions. Climbing slowly the first half, descending the second. One short but absolute munter of a climb in the middle (you’ll walk it, trust me). Some great views over the city at night. Quick (and brave) runners back in sixty minutes, the more leisurely among you back in an hour and a half.

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This course follows the black solid line shown above in an anti-clockwise direction. You start with a good kilometer of 4WD track allowing for passing and sorting out of your racing order before you hit the single trail. The next 15 minutes or so is a consistent but very runnable climb up to the ridgeline. Turn right, following a track called Towhai Traverse and adding in another loop that includes a thigh-killing climb, made acceptable only by the fact that its night time and you can’t see how long it goes on for. From the top you can see the whole world. Then you head left back down the hill (check out the views over Wellington) on another section of 4WD (more good passing opportunities!). Finally back into the bush for the final couple of km back to the finish line.

 

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medium course
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short course
6 km

Like the Long Course runners you get winding tracks with good underfoot conditions. Easy climb up, easy descent down. If you are a quick runner you should be going the Long Course, so the rest should be around this course in forty to fifty minutes.

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Just over 6km. This course follows the black solid line shown above in an anti clockwise direction. You start with a good kilometer of 4WD track allowing for passing and sorting out of your racing order before you hit the single trail. The next 15 minutes or so is a consistent but very runnable climb up to the ridgeline before you head left back down the hill (check out the views over Wellington) on another section of 4WD (more good passing opportunities!). Finally back into the bush for the final couple of km back to the finish line.

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