TRAIL TRILOGY 2017

6 TOWNS    5 START LINES    1 FINISH LINE    EVENTS    1 DAY OF FLAT OUT FUN

HALF MARATHON

 

Bought to you by Diamonds on Seddon in Waihi

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The Half Marathon is a classic and it’s a great course to set your off-road PB.

Run or walk from Paeroa to Waihi on the most scenic and varied section of the Hauraki Rail Trail. The course runs along-side the Ohinemuri River, crossing bridges and passing through a 1km long train tunnel in the spectacular Karangahake Gorge. You’ll soon arrive at the halfway point at Victoria Battery, Waikino then just follow the beautiful river-side trail all the way upstream to the finish line at Waihi Station. 

The course only rises 100m over its entire length, with the first half being essentially flat and the second half a bit more rolling with a couple of short pinches to challenge your average pace.


COURSE MEASUREMENT

The Half Marathon course has been measured in accordance with the accepted measurement standards of AIMS and the IAAF and is supported by the NZ 100 Marathon Club.

Note: Your gps may produce a different result due to passing through the narrow Karangahake Gorge and other built-in gps inaccuracies.

 

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RACE INFO
  DETAIL
 
 Distance
 21.1km — The course has been measured in accordance with the accepted standards of AIMS and the IAAF.
 Structure
 Run or Walk for individuals only, sorry no teams for the 21k event.
 
 Event Cost
 Under 18 or with Student ID = $40. Open = $45. Senior (60+) = $40
 
 Registration
 From 7.30am to 8.45am at the start line, 8 Rotokohu Road, Paeroa.
 Late Registration
 NA
 
 Race Start Location
 8 Rotokohu Road, Paeroa.
 Be at the Start Line
 9.15am for pre-race briefing.
 
 Race Briefing
 9.15am at race start line, 8 Rotokohu Road, Paeroa.
 Race Start Time
 9.30am
 
 Prizegiving
 1.30pm at Waihi Train Station. Wrigley Street.
 Toilets
 There are toilets at the start line and at the finish at Race HQ.
 
 Parking
 There is good parking near the start line.
  MAP

MORE ABOUT YOUR RACE


AID STATIONS

There are 3 aid stations on the Half Marathon course. They are at Karangahake Hall (7km), Victoria Battery - Waikino (13km) and with 5km to go. They will provide water and Hammer Endurolytes Fizz. (see course map)


GEAR BAG DROP

If you have some gear you'd like to discard and leave at the start line, then pick up again at the finish line, that's cool. We'll have a gear drop area at the start line and we'll happily transport your stuff to the finish line/event HQ for you so you can wrap up warm again after your race. Be sure to clearly mark your gear bag so it doesn't get picked up by somebody else by mistake.


BUSES

There won't be buses taking competitors to the start line, you must make your own arrangements. Please try and car-pool where possible. You can do this via our Facebook page.


21k RUN/WALK TRANSPORT SERVICE.

Thanks to Bularangi Motorbikes, we’re able to offering a mini-van service from the finish in Waihi, back to the 21k start line in Paeroa after your event. It's just $10 per seat and the van will run hourly throughout the day. Book your seat at the time of entry by just checking the tick boxes. If you've already entered before this service was available then just log back in and you'll be able to add it to your entry.  There only 11 seats per trip so bookings are essential.

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