TRAIL TRILOGY 2017

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

9k RACE THE TRAIN - FUN RUN/WALK

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Race the Train is a great event for families. Your day starts with a free train ride from Waihi Station to to your start line at Waikino. Once the train drops you on the Waikino Station platform, it's a short walk over the road and you're ready for race briefing.

This course is super-cool fun right from the start as you race through a tunnel and over the Ohinemuri River foot-bridge before you turn hard left and upstream, chasing the train along the beautiful river-side trail all the way to the finish line at Waihi Station.

When you hear the Goldfields Railway train's whistle, that's your signal to 'Race the Train' back to Waihi. The course meanders along-side the Ohinemuri River back to the finish line and if you're fast enough you'll see the train along the way. The train takes about 40 minutes station to station.


LIMITED ENTRIES - BE QUICK

We are limited to 200 participants for this event so make sure you get in quick and enter as soon as possible so you don't miss out, it will fill up fast.

 RACE INFO
  DETAIL
 
Distance
9km
Structure
Run or Walk for individuals only, sorry no teams for Race the Train.
 
Event Cost
 
Registration
From 7.30am to 8.15am at Waihi Train Station. Wrigley Street.
Train Departure
The train will depart Waihi Station at 8.30am sharp. It can't wait for stragglers so make sure you're on time to avoid missing out.
 
Late Registration
By arrangement from 8.45am at race start line, Waikino. CASH ONLY
 
Race Start Location
Waikino Station.
Be at the Start Line
9.15am for pre-race briefing. Your free train ride will get you to the start line on time.
 
Race Briefing
9.15am at race start line, Waikino.
Race Start Time
9.30am
 
Prizegiving
11.30am at Waihi Train Station. Wrigley Street.
Toilets
There will be porta-loo toilets at the start line and at the finish at Race HQ.
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Parking
There is NO PARKING at Waikino. Park at Waihi Station and take the free train to the start line.
 
Gear Bag Drop
Bring a bag with you on the train, and just before start time peel off your outer layers and throw them in the bag. Then leave the back with us and we'll get it back to the finish line for you ready to collect after your race. Make sure you label your bag clearly so it doesn't get mixed up.
 

MORE ABOUT YOUR RACE


AID STATION

There is 1 aid station on the Race the Train course, it is at about the 5km mark, and it will provide water only.


TEAMS

Sorry, there is no Teams division in the Race the Train event because unfortunately there is nowhere to access the course for a team changeover.


BUSES

You should use the FREE TRAIN from Waihi to the start line or make your own arrangements for drop-off. There is NO PARKING at Waikino.


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.

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ABOUT YOUR FREE TRAIN RIDE TO THE START LINE AT WAIKINO


There is NO PARKING at Waikino so all competitors will start the day with a free train ride from Waihi Station to Waikino Station on the Goldfields Historic Railway. Park at Waihi Station, register for your run or walk, then it's "all-aboard" the train for the trip to Waikino. The train will drop you just across the road from the start line so you can race it back to Waihi.

About Goldfields Historic Railway

Travel back in time and enjoy a journey on the heritage train between Waihi Station and Waikino Station at the eastern end of the spectacular Karangahake Gorge.

WAIHI STATION

38 Wrigley Street, Waihi

P: 07 863 9020

info@waihirail.co.nz

 

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