SATURDAY 14 OCTOBER 2017

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Pre-race Updates

All entrants will receive regular newsletters via email with important race information prior to race day. We will also provide regular updates on our website and via the Taupo Ultra Facebook page. So make sure you connect with us on Facebook!

Registration

Where: Wairakei Resort Taupo, 640 Wairakei Drive, Taupo

When: Friday 13 October, between 5pm and 10pm

*Note: Registration is also available for the 14 km and 24km distances at the Kinloch Hall from 10.30am on Saturday 14 October.

Registration Requirements

All competitors must get their complusory gear checked by the event team before registering.

All 74km and 100km participants must be weighed prior to registering by our medical team.

DROP BAGS

Where: Wairakei Resort Taupo

When: 5pm-8pm

Although we encourage participants to have supporters and spectators on the course it is not essential to have a support crew. On the course dropbags are available for all 100 km, 74 km and 50km solo runners. All participants can make use of the finish line drop bag service.

How the drop bag service works:

At registration pick up the appropriate drop bag label . Then place your filled and clearly labelled dropbags and finish-line bags into the appropriate bin. Dropbags must be deposited at race registration before 8pm Friday. Please do not use the dropbag service for any Aid Stations where your support crew will be definitely attending. If you have a dropbag at an Aid Station you will be asked to move it from the ‘unused pile’ to the ‘used pile’ even if you did not use your dropbag. This allows us to transport your dropbags quickly back to the finish-line once they have been used. 

Dropbag Collection after the event

Dropbags from across the course will be available at the drop bag tent at the finish-line. You will be able to collect these by providing your race number to our volunteers at the Dropbag Collection desk in the tent at the finish-line. If for you are not able to collect your dropbag from the finish-line on race day, these will be available at the Wairakei resort before and during the prizegiving on Sunday. Dropbags not collected at prizegiving should be picked up from 43a Horomatangi St, Taupo before you leave town.

Dropbag locations

Dropbags 100km - map

Drop bag 1 – End of Hingarae road

Checkpoint     33km

Drop bag 2 – Airstrip

Checkpoint     50km

Drop bag 3 – Kinloch Hall

Checkpoint     77km

 

Dropbags 74km - map

Drop bag 1 – Airstrip

Checkpoint     27km

Drop bag 2 – Kinloch Hall

Checkpoint     50km

 

Dropbags 50km - map

Drop bag 1 – Kinloch Hall

Checkpoint     26km

Event Briefings

50km, 74km and 100km competitors 

This briefing is compulsory for all participants. At the briefing we will go over all the logistics of the event and well as cover the all-important health and safety and medical aspects of the event. 

Where: Wairakei Resort Taupo

When: 6.00pm, Friday 13th

Briefing Time for 14KM & 24KM competitors 11.45am on Startline

The race briefing for all 14km and 24km competitors will be held prior to the race start at the Kinloch Domain on Saturday morning.

Where: Startline, Kinloch Domain

When: 11.45am, Saturday 14th 

CARBOLOAD DINNER 5-6pm

Where: Wairakei Resort Taupo

When: 5pm - 6pm

A delicious pre-race carbo load dinner will be available on race night for $45.00 per person! Book tickets here. This is a chance to get a good dinner the night before the event and catch up with other athletes and supporters prior to the event. 

EVENT DAY TRANSPORT TIMES

EventDeparture TimeDeparture LocationDestinationCost
100km* 03.50am* Taupo i-site* Whakaipo Bay (then on to 100km start) $40
100km 04.30am Whakaipo Bay 100km start $30
74km** 05.30am** Whakaipo Bay** Taupo boat harbour** $20
74km 06.15am Taupo Boat Harbour 74km start -
50km 09.00am Whakaipo Bay 50km start $25
24km 10:30am Whakaipo Bay Kinloch Hall - 24km start $20
14 km 10.30am Whakaipo Bay Kinloch Hall - 12km start $20

*This bus travels to the finish at Whakaipo Bay and then onto the 100km start (same bus as the 100km / 4.30am one above). Only use this bus if you want to be picked up in Taupo and have arranged for someone to collect you at the finish, or have alternative transport home after the race. Do not be late - this bus cannot wait.

Book buses here.

**The boat to the start of the 74km event leaves from the Taupo Boat Harbour at 6.15am and takes you to the startline at Kotukutuku Bay (trip is included in cost of your entry fee).


EVENT DAY START TIMES

EventStart TimeStart Location
100 km Ultra Marathon run Solo / Teams 06.00am Waihaha carpark on State Highway 32 on Taupo's western bay
74 km Ultra Marathon run 08.00am Kotukutuku Bay*
50km Trail Run/Walk 10.00am Airstrip on Whangamata Road just past the K2K carpark
24 km Trail Run/Walk 12.00am Kinloch Hall, Kinloch Domain
14 km Trail Run / Walk 12.00am Kinloch Hall, Kinloch Domain

*Boat access only. Participants must get the 6:15am boat from the Taupo Boat Harbour - cost included in entry fee. For more info about getting to start location see the Transport page.


RACE FINISH TIMES (approx)

100km: We expect the fastest runner to be across the line in just under 9 hours and the slowest runner to take 19 hours.

74km: We expect the fastest runner to be across the line in just over 7 hours and the slowest runner to take 15 hours.

50km: We expect the fastest runner to be across the line in just under 4 hours and the slowest runner to take 11 hours.

24km: We expect the fastest runner to be across the line in just over 2 hours and the slowest runner to take 6 hours.

14km: We expect the fastest runner to be across the line in just over an hour and the slowest runner to take 4 hours.


POST RACE PRIZE GIVING BRUNCH  

Where: Wairakei Resort Taupo

When: 11.00am - 1.00pm - Brunch from 11.00 - 12.00 - Prize giving from 12.00 - 1.00pm

Cost: $39.00 per person book here