Withdrawals & Transfers

Refunds and Transfer Policy

  • Refunds will be via the credit card you used to pay for entry.
  • 60% of entry fee will be refunded for withdrawal prior to 1 April.
  • 40% of entry fee will be refunded for withdrawal prior to 1 June.
  • 20% of entry fee will be refunded for withdrawal prior to 1 September.
  • No refunds will be given for withdrawals after 1 September.


No transfers to anyone else. Until September 30 you can transfer your entry to the 2020 event only for $50 plus the difference between the 2019 and 2020 pricing at the time you enter.

Changing distances

You can change up or down distances until September 30 (entry limits permitting) but you will not get any partial refund.

Please email renee@totalsport.co.nz if you would like to withdraw, transfer or change up or down distances.

Event Disclaimer

Taupo Ultramarathon event disclaimer: I have read and understand the information regarding this event and understand that I participate in this event at my own risk. I hereby attest and verify that I am physically fit and have sufficiently trained for this event. I agree to comply with the rules and directions of event officials and their personnel. I hereby allow the use of my name and image to be used in the media and for marketing purposes, and accept that my details will be added to the Taupo Ultramarathon event database. I agree to a drone flying above me to take images during the event. I accept that if my actions result in a Search and Rescue effort being undertaken I will be liable for the costs. I also understand that I will be contacted via email by Taupo Ultra Ltd from time to time in regards to upcoming events and promotions. I hereby agree that in the case of event cancellation due to extreme inclement weather (at the discretion of event officials), my entry fee shall be entirely non-refundable. I hereby acknowledge this waiver, release and indemnity discharge all persons, corporations, associations and bodies involved or otherwise engaged in promoting or staging the event and their servants, agents, representatives, officers and employees. This includes but is not limited to Taupo Ultra Ltd, the various committees, members, and employees of all independent contracted suppliers to the event, local and regional councils, cities and districts and their respective officers, directors, employees, independent contractors, representatives, agents, volunteers, event organisers and sponsors whether or not the loss, injury or damage is attributed to the act or neglect of any or more of them.

Why the Search and Rescue clause?

What the Search and Rescue part of the terms and conditions cover is a situation where an athlete withdraws from the event without letting our marshalls or officials know. We kick off a search effort but meanwhile the athlete is having a drink on the lakefront, which is fine for the said athlete but not so for everyone else!