|Course Maps and Profiles||Pre-Event Registration|
|Aid Stations||Post-Event Happenings|
|Start Times||Special Information|
48km Mountain Bike
Based around the 42 Traverse track, known to many mountain bikers as one of the (if not the) best one day mountain bike trails in the country. The mountain bike event will start on a private Landcorp farm to the south west of the start of the 42 Traverse track. Thanks to the very generous Landcorp farmers for providing us with a great start section to get you to the 42 Traverse track. No more state highway and no more gravel road sections, just excellent gravel tracks, a fast farm section, and a scenic private road!
The 42 Traverse is a historic logging road – undulating (but overall, more down than up) with a few (but not many) technical bits and a handful of short river crossings. In summary… it’s awesome! The event will finish (along with all of the other event options) in the Owhango township Domain where there will be all sorts of good stuff going on!
Vertical Meter gain: 854m
Cut Off / Maximum Event Time – 6.5 hours Please note that all mountain bikers entering the 48km Mountain Bike are required to carry compulsory gear items. View the compulsory gear list
42.2km Trail Marathon
Known to many as one of the most outstanding mountain bike tracks in the country, not many people realise that the 42 Traverse track is an equally outstanding track to experience on foot. You’re in for an amazing journey and about the most fun you can have with your running shoes on!
The 42 Traverse track is a historic logging road – undulating (but overall, more down than up) with a handful of short river crossings. The terrain under foot is a variety of dirt (which can get a little muddy in places) and gravel. There is plenty of room for passing if need be and plenty of views to boot.
At the end of the 42 Traverse track you will do a 2.5km loop of the world class Owhango Trails to get the marathon distance and will finish with a short piece of amazing single track through some stunning native bush and private farmland.
The event will finish in the Owhango township Domain where there will be all sorts of good stuff going on!
Vertical Meter gain: 798m
Cut Off / Maximum Event Time – 7 hours Please note that all marathoners are required to carry compulsory gear items. View the compulsory gear list
24km Trail Adventure Run & Walk
The 24km adventure run and walk will start and finish at the domain in the Owhango township. Those of you giving this one a nudge will experience some fantastic and scenic native single track, sections of gravel road and an unbelievable 7km loop through some established trails in the Tongariro Forest (off the main 42 Traverse route).
Vertical Meter gain: 656m
Cut Off / Maximum Event Time – 6 hours Please note that all entrants entering the 24km Trail Adventure Run or Walk are required to carry compulsory gear items. View the compulsory gear list
11km Trail Run / Walk
We have combined the best parts of the 6.5km course and added in a great new section of track, to produce a very achievable and scenic 11km run or walk course. Starting and finishing in the Owhango Domain, you will be treated to fantastic native bush single trails and stunning views of the Whakapapa River. If you successfully tackled the 6.5km course last year, the step up to this 11km course might just be for you!
Vertical Meter gain: 256m
Cut Off / Maximum Event Time – 3 hours
6.5km Trail Run / Walk
This 6.5km event, targeting kids, family groups and entry level trail runners and walkers is a wee gem! Starting and finishing in the Owhango Domain, you’ll be treated to a fantastic native bush, single track loop before finishing along with all of the other event goers.
Vertical Meter gain: 148m
Cut Off / Maximum Event Time – 2 hours
Course Maps and Profiles
- 48km Mountain Bike Course – North (3.7mb pdf)
- 48km Mountain Bike Course – South (2.4mb pdf)
- 42.2km Trail Marathon Course – North (3.7mb pdf)
- 42.2km Trail Marathon Course – South (2mb pdf)
- 24km Trail Adventure Run/Walk Course (2mb pdf)
- 11km Trail Run/Walk Course (305kb pdf)
- 6.5km Trail Run/Walk Course (162kb pdf)
The following aid stations are available;
48km Mountain Bike – view south map, view north map – You will pass 6 aid stations on the 48km Mountain Bike course, however we do expect you to be self-sufficient and carry enough food and at least 1.5L of liquid.
Aid stations will be located at the following approximate distances;6.5km, 14.0km, 24km, 32km, 37.5km, 39.5km
24km Trail Adventure Run/Walk – view map – You will pass 6 aid stations, however we do expect you to be self-sufficient and carry enough food and liquid to meet your requirements.
Aid stations will be located at the following approximate distances; 3.0km, 6.4km, 8.6km, 16.7km, 18.9km, 21.3km
11km Trail Run/Walk – view map – You will pass 2 aid stations, however we do expect you to be self-sufficient and carry enough food and liquid to meet your requirements. 3.8km, 8.3km
6.5km Trail Run/Walk – view map – You will pass 1 aid station at approximately the 3.8km mark, however we do expect you to be self-sufficient and carry enough food and liquid to meet your requirements.
Each aid station will offer the following items;
Loaded Electrolyte Drink
Sweets (likely to be jet planes)
A basic first aid kit
View the New Zealand Care Code Checklist for information on caring for the environment.
48km Mountain Bike
- Start time 09.00am
- Start location – Landcorp’s Taurewa Station, off state highway 47
42.2km Trail Marathon
- Start time 09.30am
- Start location – Kapoors Road (Spectator vehicle access only. Participants must get a bus from either the MTB start or The Park Hotel)
24km Trail Adventure Run/Walk
- Start time 09.30am
- Start location – Owhango Domain
11km Trail Run/Walk
- Start time 10.15am
- Start location – Owhango Domain
- Start time 10.15am
- Start location – Owhango Domain
Marathon Runners Transport
This transport will need to be pre-booked when registering for the event – you can do this during the entry process or if you missed booking your bus whilst entering then you can do so now via your Register Now registration confirmation. Here you will be able to access your registration and add transport, merchandise, meals etc.
NOTE: YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO BOOK BUS TRANSPORT AT THE EVENT REGISTRATION ON THE FRIDAY EVENING!!
Bus transport is available from The Park Hotel Ruapehu (The Park) and from Landcorp Farm (48km MTB start) to the start point of the Marathon event,
There is also bus transport available from the finish at Owhango Domain (finish) back to The Park Hotel Ruapehu. For those who choose to drive to Landcorp Farm (48km MTB start), there will also be a bus available from the finish back to the start at Taurewa Station (Landcorp).
Entrants who collect their registration packs on Saturday morning from Landcorp Farm or park their cars at Landcorp Farm, instead of The Park, can catch a bus from Landcorp to the marathon start. We recommend you catch the main bus from The Park in the National Park Village to the race start, but if you are arriving on the morning of the race you can park your car at the mountain bike start at Landcorp Farm.
Marathon Transport Schedule: (please note that due to a course change this event will now start at 9.30am not 9.15am)
- 8.10am Marathon bus leaves The Park, National Park Village to Taurewa Station (Landcorp Farm) for the Marathon start
- 8.25am Bus arrives Landcorp Farm (start of mountain bike event) to collect any people who register Saturday morning or people who prefer to leave their cars at Lardcorp Farm
- 8.35am Bus departs Landcorp Farm to go to the Marathon start. *THERE IS NO ALL DAY PARKING AT THE MARATHON START. IF DRIVING, YOU MUST BE DROPPED OFF
- 8.45am Bus arrives at the start of the Marathon event
- 9.15am Marathon race briefing
- 9.30am Marathon event starts
- From 11.00am buses will be leaving Owhango Domain (finish line) and return to The Park and then onto Landcorp Farm for those that need to collect their vehicles.
Mountain Bikers Transport
It is expected that mountain bikers will drive themselves and their mountain bikes, or get dropped off by support crew, at the start of the 48km Mountain Bike event at Landcorp’s Taurewa Station. If you are not able to get yourself to the start – please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Once you have completed your event at Owhango Domain, you will be asked to check your bike in at the ‘transport departure area’. We will then transport your bike back to The Park where your bike will be racked in the car park and can be collected anytime before 7.00pm.
You will then be able to relax at the finish line, enjoy the festivities and merit prize giving. You’ll then catch a bus back to your car at Landcorp Farm and drive to The Park (10 mins) to collect your bike. There will be security at The Park until 7.00pm, after this time we have no responsibility for your bike – so please collect it before then.
Mountain Bike Transport Schedule:
- 7.30am – 8.30am Mountain bikers arrive at Taurewa Station (Landcorp Farm) in their own transport with their mountain bikes
- 8.45am Mountain Bike race briefing
- 9.00am Mountain Bike event starts at Taurewa Station
- From 11.00am buses will leave Owhango Domain (finish line) and return to The Park and then onto Landcorp Farm for those that need to collect their vehicles.
- From 11.00am bikes will be transported from Owhango Domain back to The Park where they will be racked and can be collected before 7.00pm
24km, 11km and 6.5km Runners and Walkers Transport
Things are a little simpler for you as your start and finish line are in the same place. We envisage most people will drive themselves to the start. However, if you are not able to drive yourself to the start there are some buses available from The Park Hotel Ruapehu to Owhango Domain (your start and finish line). This transport will need to be pre-booked when registering for the event – you can do this during the entry process or if you missed booking your bus whilst entering then you can do so now via your Register Now registration confirmation. Here you will be able to access your registration and add transport, merchandise, meals etc.
24km, 11km and 6.5km Transport Schedule:
- 8.00am – 9.00am The majority of runners and walkers arrive at Owhango Domain in own transport
- 9.15am 24km Run / Walk race briefing
- 9.30am 24km Run / Walk events start
- 10.00am 6.5km and 11km Run / Walk race briefing
- 10.15am 6.5km and 11km Run / Walk events start
- From 11.00am buses will be leaving Owhango Domain (start/finish line) and heading back to The Park
- The Park Hotel Ruapehu, National Park Village to the Marathon start = $15.00 one way
- If you are a marathoner and wish to leave your car at the mountain bike start there will be a bus pickup available to take you to the marathon start = $10.00 one way
- The Park Hotel Ruapehu, National Park Village to Owhango Domain (this option is for 6.5km, 11km and 24km runners and walkers) = $15.00 one way
- Owhango Domain to The Park, National Park Village (post race) = $15.00 one way
- Owhango Domain to Taurewa Station, Landcorp Farm (to collect your car) = $20.00 one way
The Park Hotel Ruapehu is the official event base and accommodation venue for the T42 Central Plateau event and will host the pre-event registration, post-event celebration dinner, major spot prize ceremony and post-event party. With a variety of modern accommodation options in a character alpine lodge. There is an accommodation option for all preferences and budgets.
Check out www.the-park.co.nz for room descriptions and images. Hotel rooms are priced on double/twin share basis unless otherwise stated. Book early to be close to all the action!
|Accommodation Option||Actual Package price|
|Stylish single bed in four share room w. ensuite (linen provided) (linen provided)||
$42.00 per night.Please note: the quad loft room is four share basis.40 individual beds available or book a quad loft room for you and all your family or mates for $168.00 per night.
|Premium hotel room w. ensuite||
$290.00 for the weekend.20 rooms available.
|Standard hotel room w. ensuite||$250.00 for the weekend.10 rooms available.|
|Lofted hotel room w. ensuite||
$280 for two persons for the weekend.$35PP per night for each additional person in room (maximum occupancy 4 persons) – 25 rooms available.
|Self contained lofted apartment w. ensuite|
For all you need to know about National Park Village and the many attractions and activities available in the surrounding region we recommend you visit www.nationalpark.co.nz
From Turangi to Taurewa Station, Landcorp Farm
Follow State Highway 47 for approximately 33km toward the National Park Village. You’ll pass the entrance to Kapoors Road, Taurewa Station, Landcorp Farm is 700m past this point on the right. There is loads of off-road parking available.
From National Park Village to Taurewa Station, Landcorp Farm
Follow State Highway 47 for approximately 15km toward Turangi (past the Chateau Tongariro turnoff). Taurewa Station, Landcorp Farm is on the left before you get to Kapoors Road.
From Turangi to Owhango Domain
From Taumaranui follow State Highway 4 toward the National Park Village for approximately 20km to Owhango. The Domain is on the left off the highway as you enter Owhango – follow the event signs.
From National Park Village to Owhango Domain
From National Park follow State Highway 4 toward Taumaranui approximately 20km to Owhango. The Domain is on the right off the highway as you enter Owhango – follow the event signs.
The pre / post event base will be at The Park Hotel Ruapehu, National Park Village.
There will be a pre-event registration happening on Friday 5th May, from 4pm – 10pm and we encourage all entrants to attend between these times. Late registration will be available on the Saturday morning. For mountain bikers late registration will be available at Landcorp Farm (your start line) from 7.00am – 8.30am (Start at 9.00am) on the Saturday morning.
For marathon runners late registration will be at LandCorp Farm. If you haven’t registered on Friday night – this is where you will have to park, register and then get the bus to your start. See the transport section above for more information.
Marathon registration will be from 7.00am – 8.30am on the Saturday morning (Your bus leaves at 8.40am SHARP to get you to the start line).
For 24km runners and walkers late registration will be at Owhango Domain (your start and finish line) from 8.00am – 9.00am (Start at 9.30am) on the Saturday morning. For 6.5km and 11km runners and walkers late registration will be at Owhango Domain (your start and finish line) from 9.00am – 10.00am (Start at 10.15am) on the Saturday morning.
If you have registered on Friday night you do not need to re-register on Saturday morning – just arrive at least 30 mins before your start time.
The merit prizegiving will be held at Owhango Domain for 24km, 11km & 6.5km participants at 1.00pm – we acknowledge that not everyone will have finished at this stage; however this prizegiving is for merit prizes only. Prizegiving for 48km MTB and marathon participants will be held at The Park Hotel Ruapehu at 5.30pm before the gourmet BBQ buffet dinner is served from 6pm in waves.
All minor spot prizes will be handed out as competitors come across the finish line at Owhango Domain.
All major spot prizes will at awarded at the post-event BBQ and party The Park Hotel Ruapehu on Saturday night.
The T42 Celebration Barbeque dinner costs $35.00 per adult (half price for children 12 years and under) and will be served from 6.30pm in The Park dining/lounge area on Saturday after the prizegiving proceedings.
Pre-bookings are essential and tickets can be purchased while registering online or if you’ve already entered simply click on the link within your registration confirmation and you can add transport, merchandise, meals etc. Tickets will be available for collection from pre event registration when registering for the event at The Park on the Friday evening.
From 5.00pm Thursday 29 April tickets can be purchased directly through The Park Hotel Ruapehu on a limited basis Ph 0800 800 491 or email email@example.com and will need to be secured with a valid credit card number. Due to The Park’s food ordering requirements BBQ tickets required after 3pm Thursday 5th May will be subject to availability. Get in early folks!
Any questions email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cut Off / Maximum Event Times
- 48km Mountain Bike – 6.5 hours
- 42.2km Trail Marathon – 7 hours
- 24km Trail Adventure Run/Walk – 6 hours
- 11km Trail Run/Walk – 3 hours
- 6.5km Trail Run/Walk – 2 hours
All participants in the 48km Mountain Bike, Marathon and 24km Adventure Run & Walk will be required to have the following compulsory gear items at registration. There is no compulsory gear required for the 11km and 6.5km options but it is strongly advised that participants carry liquid and a rain jacket and thermal top, especially if the weather is bad. Gear checks for the 48km Mountain Bike, Marathon and 24km Adventure Run & Walk will be carried out at registration and there will also be random checks on Saturday morning at the start line. If you do not have the correct equipment, we can not allow you to start. This is for your safety, you are entering an alpine environment where conditions change rapidly and you need to be prepared. This is the sort of gear you WILL want to have on hand should anything nasty happen to you during the event as it could take some time to get you off the course if you are unable to make it on your own. Aid stations with water will be no more than 8kms apart. However, if you think you will need more liquid or food, it is your responsibility to carry it to ensure your own safety.
Compulsory Gear List:
- Beanie – polypropylene or wool
- Spare long-sleeve thermal top (ie. if you are wearing one, you also need to be carrying one)
- Full-fingered gloves – polypropylene or wool
- Tights – polypropylene or wool
- Jacket – seam sealed
- Basic first aid kit including; 2m x 38mm strapping tape, 1x 50mm crepe bandage, 4x gauze pads, 6x painkillers, 75mm self adhesive bandage strip
- Safety blanket
*please note that this list may be altered (shortened) on event morning depending on the weather forecast, however you will need all of the above items to pass the gear check at registration.
Once again – if you don’t have this gear, you will not be able to start this event – NO EXCUSES (we’ve heard them all and they don’t work… we’re totally immune! Our concern is YOUR safety!)
Participant responsibility code
It is the responsibility of each participant to ensure that they have read and understand all the course, event and safety information obtaining to their chosen event before entering the event. It is also the responsibility of the participant to ensure they are at a competent level to complete their choose event. All personal, contact, emergency and medical information given to Total Sport must be true and accurate.
“I have read and understand the safety 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 and reviewed the course descriptions and difficulty ratings of the event that I have chosen to enter. 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.
I understand and accept that my details will be added to the Total Sport event database and I will be contacted from time to time in regards to upcoming events and promotions. I understand that my details will never be distributed to a third party. 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 non‐refundable. I hereby acknowledge this risk disclosure, 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 the various committees, members, and employees of all independent contracted suppliers to the event, local 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.
I agree to disclose any personal medical conditions which may affect staff, myself or other participants at a Total Sport event. I agree to disclose any specific patient details and/or relevant medical information when treated by a Total Sport staff member or Event Medic for an accident, for the purpose of continual improvement of the Safety Management System. The Privacy Act (1992) prevents Total Sport from releasing specific patient details, without patient consent.”
- Sufficient preparation to complete your chosen event
- Ability to follow course marking
- Must carry any required gear with you
- Appropriate experience for the event you are competing in (see course ratings)
- Read all course and safety information prior to participating
(The ratings below are the minimum experience level required to participant in each specific event)
- 6km run/walk – First time
- 11km run/walk – First time
- 24km adventure run – Intermediate
- 42km run – Intermediate
- 48km Mountain Bike – Intermediate
- All participants must follow the course marking signs and instructions, this is your responsibility.
- Participants are not allowed to go off course routes. Should you wish to withdraw you must notify an event official e.g. marshal or course crew and await instructions.
- On completing the event you must cross the finish line as the timing transponder records you as finishing – this is used as a safety check for participants.
- Participants who require any personal medication or disability assistance devices while participating must carry those items. This is your responsibility.
You must wear your event number on your front so it is visible at all times.
- You must wear your timing transponder correctly at all times, on your shoes, around your ankle or on the fork of your bike for mountain bikers.
- NO LITTERING please
- When over taking other runners/walker you must signal to them that you are attempting to pass. Pass on the right.
- You must respect and treat fellow participants with care. Be friends out there.
- If you are entered in a walk event you must walk only
- Leave gates as you found them
- Other participants
- Inclement weather – Heat/Cold
- Personal injury and individual physical condition
- Challenging terrain
- Natural hazards e.g. rough surfaces, livestock, (Long and S/Long) slippery rock, ocean and unstable cliffs
- Manmade hazards e.g. stairs, fences, bridges, gates
Course Restrictions (cut-offs etc if required)
Should you encounter an incident on course, please follow these steps:
- STOP – do not place yourself in danger
- Try to communicate with the person
- Assist with basic first aid if you are capable and can do so safely
- Send the next participant through to notify the next event official of the situation and location of the incident e.g. two bikers collided, 4km back on the trail, one requires assistance to a sore arm.
- Stop the next participant and request assistance if required.
Incident reporting form
National Park Village
For all you need to know about National Park Village and the many attractions and activities available in the surrounding region we recommend a visit to www.nationalpark.co.nz
These can be ordered during the online entry process or click on the link within your registration confirmation to add it to your registration.
Tongariro National Park Casual Cotton Tee – $39
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T42 Trucker Cap - $20