Event Information

Central Plateau – Saturday 4 May 2019

 

Event Options

  • 48km Mountain Bike

  • 42.2km Trail Marathon Run

  • 24km Trail Adventure Run / Walk

  • 11km Trail Run / Walk

  • 6.5km Trail Run / Walk

10 Year Anniversary Festivities

We’ll have some pretty delightful 10 Year festivities! Stay tuned for updates :)

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 1Above 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.

Course Descriptions

Some courses may be subject to change – updates will appear on this page as released.

48km Mountain Bike

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48km Mountain Bike

Based around the 42 Traverse track, known to many mountain bikers as the best one day mountain bike trails in the country. The mountain bike event will start on excellent gravel tracks, a fast farm section, and a scenic private road on a private Landcorp farm before hitting the 42 Traverse track. (Big thanks to the very generous Landcorp farmers for providing us with a great start section to get you to the 42 Traverse track!) 

The 42 Traverse is a historic logging road – undulating (but more down than up!) with a few  technical bits and a handful of short river crossings. In summary… it’s awesome! The event will finish in the Owhango Domain, where there will be all sorts of good stuff going on.  

Vertical Meter Gain: 854m

Start Time: 09.00am

Start Location: Landcorp’s Taurewa Station, off state highway 47

Cut Off / Maximum Event Time: 6.5 hours

Aid Stations: You will pass 6 aid stations on the 48km Mountain Bike course. Please remember your own cup/bottle/hydration pack as there will be no disposable cups provided at drink stations.

Aid stations will be located at the following approximate distances; 8.5km, 15km, 23.5km, 34.5km, 42 

  • Water
  • 1Above Endurance Drink
  • Bananas
  • Sweets (likely to be jet planes!)
  • Vaseline
  • A basic first aid kit
Compulsory Gear: All 48km MTB participants are required to carry compulsory gear items.

42.2km Trail Marathon

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42km 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 an historic logging road – undulating (but 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 spectacular 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 Domain where there will be all sorts of good stuff going on!

Vertical Meter Gain: 798m

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)

Cut Off / Maximum Event Time: 7 hours

Aid Stations: You will pass 6 aid stations on the Marathon course. Please remember your own cup/bottle/hydration pack as there will be no disposable cups provided at drink stations.

Aid stations will be located at the following approximate distances: 6.5km, 15.0km, 26km, 34.5km, 37.5km, 39.5km 

  • Water
  • 1Above Endurance Drink
  • Bananas
  • Sweets (likely to be jet planes!)
  • Vaseline
  • A basic first aid kit
Compulsory Gear: All marathoners are required to carry compulsory gear items.

24km Trail Adventure Run & Walk

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24km 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

Start Time: 09.30am

Start Location: Owhango Domain

Cut Off / Maximum Event Time: 6 hours

Aid Stations: You will pass 6 aid stations on the 24km course. Please remember your own cup/bottle/hydration pack as there will be no disposable cups provided at drink stations.

Aid stations will be located at the following approximate distances; 3.0km, 6.4km, 8.6km, 16.7km, 18.9km, 21.3km

  • Water
  • 1Above Endurance Drink
  • Bananas
  • Sweets (likely to be jet planes!)
  • Vaseline
  • A basic first aid kit
Compulsory Gear: All entrants in the 24km distance are required to carry compulsory gear items.

11km Trail Run / Walk

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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

Start Time: 10.15am

Start Location: Owhango Domain

Cut Off / Maximum Event Time: 3 hours

Aid Stations: You will pass 2 aid stations. Please remember your own cup/bottle/hydration pack as there will be no disposable cups provided at drink stations.

Aid stations will be located at the following approximate distances: 3.8km, 8.3km

  • Water
  • 1Above Endurance Drink
  • Bananas
  • Sweets (likely to be jet planes!)
  • Vaseline
  • A basic first aid kit

6.5km Trail Run / Walk

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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

Start Time: 10.15am

Start Location: Owhango Domain

Cut Off / Maximum Event Time: 2 hours

Aid Stations: You will pass 1 aid station at approximately the 3.8km mark. Please remember your own cup/bottle/hydration pack as there will be no disposable cups provided at drink stations.

  • Water
  • 1Above Endurance Drink
  • Bananas
  • Sweets (likely to be jet planes!)
  • Vaseline
  • A basic first aid kit

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 10.15am 3 hours
6.5km Owhango Domain 10.15am 2 hours

*Spectator vehicle access only. Participants must get a bus from either the MTB start or The Park Hotel.

Transport

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 rosalie@totalsport.co.nz.

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 11.00am 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 11.00am 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

Marathon Transport

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 11.00am 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 11.00am Buses will be leaving Owhango Domain (start/finish line) and returning to The Park Hotel.

Transport Pricing

PRICE BOOKING
$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)

Registration

The pre/post event base will be at The Park Hotel Ruapehu, National Park Village.

Event registration is Friday 4th May, from 4–10pm and we encourage all entrants to attend between these times.

Late Registration - Saturday Morning

48KM MTB
Landcorp’s Taurewa Station (your start line) from 7.00am – 8.30am.

MARATHON
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.

24KM RUN/WALK
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.

Apparel

2019 apparel coming soon!

Accommodation

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 - 2019 Prices TBC

Room Package Price
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

FAMILY DISCOUNT
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.

GROUP DISCOUNT
A 10% discount is available for groups of 10+ people. Once you have at least 10 people in your group email tauporego@totalsport.co.nz for a discount code or to organise a group invoice.

Driving Directions

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 bookings@the-park.co.nz. These will be subject to availability – get in early folks!

Be sure to stick around after dinner for some legendary dancing and celebration!

Compulsory Gear

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

  • 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

  • Whistle

  • Safety blanket

*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