TO ENTER IN THIS EVENT, YOU MUST READ ALL THE INFORMATION DETAILED BELOW AND ABIDE BY ANY INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN BY THE RACE MARSHALLS
Sunday 22 April 2012
Half Marathon: Walkers - 8.30am, Runners - 10.00am
10km Event: Runners - 10.15am, Walkers - 10.20am
(No late starters will be permitted)
Both events start and finish at the Trentham United Harriers& Walkers clubrooms, Trentham Memorial Park, Barton Road entrance, Upper Hutt.
NB: This event is sanctioned by Athletics NZ Association (Sanction number AW1103).
1) The race is conducted by the Trentham United Harriers & Walkers Club. Please follow the Race Marshalls instructions.
2) Race Numbers should be attached to your front, they must be worn and visible at all times during the race.
3) Runners can walk, but walkers CAN NOT run. Any walker failing to adhere to these rules may be disqualified.
The 10km event is open to entrants over 12 years old but entries will be accepted from younger entrants competing with an adult. The Half Marathon event is open to entrants over 16 years old.
How To Enter
There are three ways to enter this event:
Option 1) Online entry - We would like to encourage online entries by clicking on the EnterOnLine link in the right-hand panel opposite.
Option 2) Postal entry - You may down-load the entry form in the right-hand panel or fill out the entry form on the back of the event flyer (available at The Shoe Clinic stores in Willis street and Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt Information Centre and other sports shops in Upper Hutt). Please post entries to the Race Secretary, Moonshine Event,
PO Box 40-357, Upper Hutt.
Option 3) Enter in person - We will have the registration desk at the Trentham United Harriers& Walkers clubrooms open from 1-5pm on Saturday 21 April and from 6:30am on race day (Sunday 22 April). We will accept entries up till 15 minutes prior to the start of your event. Please arrive early to avoid long queues.
Entries received by Saturday 14 April 2012:
$25 for 10km event
$35 for the Half Marathon event
Entries received after Saturday 14 April 2012: (will incur a late fee of $5.00)
$30 for 10km event
$40 for Half Marathon event
Postal entries will close on Saturday 14 April 2012.
Entry on-line will close at 11:55pm on Tuesday 17 April 2012.
After these dates, you may enter this event at the registration desk at the Trentham United Harriers clubrooms on Saturday 21 April between 1-5pm, and on Sunday 22 April from 6:30am until 15min prior to the start time of your event.
Entry fees can be refunded if you withdraw in writing to PO Box 40-357, Upper Hutt, before the closing date (14 April 2012). A deduction of $5 will be made to cover administration costs. No refunds will be given thereafter.
Race numbers will NOT be posted out. Race numbers can be collected from Trentham United Harriers clubrooms on Saturday 21 April between 1-5pm, and Sunday 22 April from 6:30am. Please register early to avoid lengthy queues. Registrations will close 15 minutes prior to the start of your event. Numbers must be pinned on the front at chest height and be clearly visible at all times. Please keep your number for collection of spot prizes after the finish.
The 10km course is a flat, off-road course through parkland, bush track and along the scenic Hutt River trail and is ideal for social and recreational runners and walkers.
The Half Marathon course is a challenging, off-road trail race. The 5km hill section is steep and the track is narrow in parts. It is best suited to experienced, long distance competitors with a high level of fitness. NB The Half Marathon course will have a cut-off time of 1hr 45min (walkers) and 1hr 10min (runners) enforced at the swing bridge (9.2km from start) which signifiies the start of the Cannon Point walkway. Race officials will eliminate from the event, any competitor unable to reach this point within the stipulated times.
Both courses are measured distances and commence from the Trentham United Harriers clubrooms. The 10km course heads north along the flat Hutt River Trail for 6.2km, to the turn-around point after the first water stop. The Half Marathon course extends on along the Hutt River trail, past the duck pond at Te Haukaretu Park, and across the Norbert Street Bridge. A right-hand turn after the bridge follows a trail to Bridge Road and up to a swing bridge which signals the start of the Cannon Point walkway. The trail continues along a gentle bush track to Birchville Dam where it becomes suddenly steep and extends to the top of the ridge, providing spectacular views of bush-clad hills and the Hutt valley. From here, the course undulates along a narrow clay track to the top of Cannons Point and onto the Zig-Zag track that descends steeply and emerges onto Totara Park Road. Crossing the Totara Park Bridge, the course then follows the Hutt River trail south back to Trentham Memorial Park, and finishes back at the Trentham United Harriers clubrooms.
The course is not suitable for pushchairs. Dogs are not allowed to accompany competitors on any part of the course and are not permitted on any part of the Cannon Point walkway. Trentham Memorial Park is a smoke-free zone.
The weather and what to wear
The event will be held wet or fine. Dress for the conditions on the day! The weather can be unpredictable and it is essential that you bring a change of clothes for after your race. In case of bad weather we strongly advise you wear thermals and carry a parka, hat and gloves.
Water & First Aid Stations
Water stops will be provided at approximately 5km intervals along the course. We suggest you also bring your own water bottle. Upper Hutt Community Rescue will be stationed on the hill section of the half marathon course, and they reserve the right to withdraw any entrant they consider should not continue for medical reasons.
Recorded Times & Certificates
Times will recorded up until 12:45pm on race day and posted on our website. Certificates will be available at the finish line for competitors to record their times.
The prize-giving will be held at the Trentham United Harriers clubrooms at 1pm (approximately). All entrants are eligiable for major prizes and spots prizes. Being a fun run, NO merit prizes will be given. You must be present with your race number to collect your prize otherwise prizes will be redrawn. Prizes that are not claimed will be redrawn.
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Toilets and showers are available at the Trentham United Harriers clubrooms. Hot and cold beverages, a sausage sizzle and snack food will be available at the finish.
Photographs of the event will be taken by Gary Nesbitt and will be available on the web at http://www.nesport.co.nz.
Michael Beaumont (Event Organiser)
Phone: 021 02394689