Central Plateau – Saturday 2 May 2020
48km Mountain Bike
42.2km Trail Marathon Run
24km Trail Adventure Run / Walk
11km Trail Run / Walk
6.5km Trail Run / Walk
No more plastic cups!
As trail runners and nature lovers we're keen to do our part to protect our beautiful planet and reduce the environmental impact of our events. As such T42 is removing disposable cups from all aid stations. Please remember your reusable cup, hydration pack or water bottle to fill up!
We’ll have collapsible silicone cups available at event base for $5.
Some courses may be subject to change – updates will appear on this page as released.
48km Mountain Bike
42.2km Trail Marathon
24km Trail Adventure Run & Walk
11km Trail Run / Walk
6.5km Trail Run / Walk
START & Cut-off TIMES
|Distance||Start Location||Start Time||Cut-Off|
|48km MTB||Landcorp’s Taurewa Station||09.00am||6.5 hours|
|Marathon||Kapoors Road*||09.30am||7 hours|
|24km||Owhango Domain||09.30am||6 hours|
|11km||Owhango Domain||10.00am||3 hours|
|6.5km||Owhango Domain||10.00am||2 hours|
*Spectator vehicle access only. Participants must get a bus from either the MTB start or The Park Hotel.
Mountain Bike 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 email@example.com.
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 Hotel 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’s Taurewa Station and drive to The Park Hotel (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.
|TIME||MTB DESTINATION / STAGE|
|07.30am||Mountain bikers arrive at Taurewa Station (Landcorp Farm) in their own transport with mountain bikes|
|08.45am||Mountain Bike race briefing|
|09.00am||Mountain Bike event starts at Taurewa Station|
|From 11.30am||Buses will be leaving Owhango Domain (finish line) and returning to The Park Hotel and then onto Landcorp Farm for those that need to collect their vehicles|
|From 11.30am||Bikes will be transported from Owhango Domain back to The Park Hotel where they will be racked. All bikes must be collected before 7.00pm|
Transport needs to be booked when entering the event. If you missed booking your bus while entering just follow the link in your Register Now event confirmation email. You’ll be able to add transport, merchandise, meals etc.
IMPORTANT: You will not be able to book bus transport at registration on the Friday evening and there is no all-day parking available at the Marathon start.
TRANSPORT TO START
Buses are available from The Park Hotel and the MTB start (Landcorp’s Taurewa Station) to the Marathon start point.
TRANSPORT FROM FINISH
Buses are available from the finish at Owhango Domain back to The Park Hotel and the 48km MTB start (Landcorp’s Taurewa Station).
|TIME||MARATHON DESTINATION / STAGE|
|08.10am||Marathon bus leaves The Park, National Park Village to MTB start (Landcorp’s Taurewa Station)|
|08.25am||Bus arrives MTB start (Landcorp’s Taurewa Station) to collect any people who register Saturday morning or people who prefer to leave their cars at Lardcorp Farm|
|08.35am||Bus departs MTB start (Landcorp’s Taurewa Station) to go to the Marathon start. THERE IS NO ALL DAY PARKING AT THE MARATHON START. IF DRIVING, YOU MUST BE DROPPED OFF|
|08.45am||Bus arrives at Marathon start|
|09.15am||Marathon race briefing|
|09.30am||Marathon event starts|
|From 11.30am||Buses will be leaving Owhango Domain (finish line) and returning to The Park Hotel and then onto Landcorp Farm for those that need to collect their vehicles.|
24km, 11km and 6.5km Transport
Things are a little simpler for you as your start and finish line are in the same place. We envisage people will drive themselves to the start.
|TIME||24KM - 11KM - 6.5KM DESTINATION / STAGE|
|08.00 - 09.00am||Runners and walkers arrive at Owhango Domain in own transport|
|09.15am||24km Run/Walk race briefing|
|09.30am||24km Run/Walk events start|
|10.00am||6.5km and 11km Run/Walk race briefing|
|10.00am||6.5km and 11km Run/Walk events start|
|09.30am||Marathon event starts|
|From 11.30am||Buses will be leaving Owhango Domain (start/finish line) and returning to The Park Hotel.|
|$25.00||The Park Hotel Ruapehu, National Park Village to the Marathon start, one way|
|$10.00||Marathoner from MTB start (Landcorp’s Taurewa Station), one way|
|$19.00||Owhango Domain to The Park, National Park Village (post race)|
|$21.00||Owhango Domain to Taurewa Station, Landcorp Farm (to collect your car)|
The pre/post event base will be at The Park Hotel Ruapehu, National Park Village.
Event registration is Friday 1 May, from 4–10pm and we encourage all entrants to attend between these times.
Late Registration - Saturday Morning
Landcorp’s Taurewa Station (your start line) from 7.00am – 8.30am.
Landcorp’s Taurewa Station from 7.00am – 8.30am 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. Your bus leaves at 8.40am SHARP to get you to the start line.
Owhango Domain (your start and finish line) from 8.00am – 9.00am.
6.5KM & 11KM RUN/WALK
Owhango Domain (your start and finish line) from 9.00am – 10.00am.
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.
Our awesome event tee is back! Stock is limited so be sure to nab yours soon.
Purchase your tee through the online registration form when entering any T42 event.
If you have already entered and would like to purchase a tee you can do so through your confirmation email, which will take you back into the system to make other purchases.
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 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!
Event Accommodation Specials - 2020 Prices TBC
|Queen +1 (1 Queen 1 single)||$105|
|Queen (1 Queen)||$105|
|Twin (2 singles)||$105|
|Quad Mezz (4 singles)||$140|
|Family Mezz (1 Queen 2 singles)||$140|
|Super Family (One has 2 doubles & the other has 1 double & 3 singles)||$140|
Family & Group Entries
Get out and enjoy an active day with all the little people in tow! Our Family Entry is an affordable way to make this happen – and is intended to acknowledge the extra financial commitments that families with children face. Accordingly, this is not an entry option for just two adults. We’re sure you understand.
Family members may enter any event distance under a family group entry. A 15% discount off the total entry fees will be automatically applied when at least 1 adult and 1 child are entered.
A 10% discount is available for groups of 10+ people. Once you have at least 10 people in your group email firstname.lastname@example.org for a discount code or to organise a group invoice.
For all you need to know about National Park Village and the fabulus attractions and activities available in the surrounding region check out nationalpark.co.nz
Directions 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.
(These are suggestions only, please consult a map for specific directions.)
Prize Giving & After Party
Prize giving 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 prize giving is for merit prizes only. Prize giving for 48km MTB and Marathon participants will be held at The Park Hotel at 5.30pm before the gourmet buffet dinner is served from 6pm in waves.
Minor spot prizes will be handed out as competitors come across the finish line at Owhango Domain.
Major spot prizes will at awarded at the post-event BBQ and party The Park Hotel Ruapehu on Saturday night.
The T42 buffet dinner is $40 per adult ($17.50 for children 12 years and under) and will be served from 6.30pm in The Park dining/lounge area on Saturday after prize giving.
Bookings are essential and dinner tickets can be purchased while registering online. If you’ve already entered simply click on the link in your confirmation email and you can add meals, etc. Your dinner tickets will be available for collection at registration.
From 5.00pm on the Thursday before event day tickets can be purchased directly through The Park Hotel Ruapehu on a limited basis, and will need to be secured with a credit card. Phone 0800 800 491 or email email@example.com. These will be subject to availability – get in early folks!
Be sure to stick around after dinner for some legendary dancing and celebration!
All participants in the 48km Mountain Bike, Marathon and 24km Adventure Run & Walk will be required to have all compulsory gear. There is no compulsory gear required for the 11km and 6.5km options, but it is strongly advised that participants carry hydration 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 10kms apart. However, if you think you will need more hydration or food it is your responsibility to carry it to ensure your own safety.
Compulsory Gear List:
Beanie – polypropylene or wool
Long-sleeve thermal top
Full-fingered gloves – polypropylene or wool
Jacket – seam sealed
*please note that this list may be 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!)
Health & Safety
SAFETY AND MEDICAL PROVIDERS – PEAK SAFETY
At Total Sport we have been using the safety services of Peak Safety for quite some time now – they really are top shelf! They have been in operation since 1996 (1 year longer than us!) so have a massive amount of experience to draw on; this combined with their absolute passion for the outdoors and everything safety really does make for a winning combination.
Not only do they offer a wide range of safety management services but they also run a large range of safety and first aid courses. If you or someone you know needs something in this department we highly recommend you get in touch with these guys first – very nice and very professional guys and girls! Learn more at peaksafety.co.nz
OUTDOORS MARK CERTIFICATION
We always complete the 3-yearly compressive safety audit to keep our Outdoors Mark Certification current.
Although this is not compulsory for us as we aren’t classed as an ‘adventure activity operator’, we do it voluntarily to make sure we keep our most important asset (YOU GUYS! 😊) as safe as we can!