Event Details

The around the mountain relay comprises of teams of between 10 and up to 18 members completing the 150km. There are 21 legs between 5 and 11km. You must have a minimum of 10 team members with a maximum of 18. There is no age limit for participation but participants under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult. The event will start from the TSB Stadium in Mason Drive New Plymouth on Friday night and will culminate with a prizegiving on Saturday 3 November at 6.30pm.

Start Times
Solos: 5pm Friday 2 November 2018
Walkers: 8pm Friday 2 November 2018
Composite: 11pm Friday 2 November 2018
Runners: 2.30am Saturday 3 November 2018
Registration & Collection of Event Packs

Event packs must be collected from the TSB Stadium at Mason Drive New Plymouth between 3.00pm and 9.00pm on Friday 2 November. Packs will be made up for teams and include a race number for each person, minor spot prizes as well as other giveaways. The team pack to be collected by the team manager or a designated team member and distributed to the rest of the team.

Team Managers Briefing

There will be a Team Manager's briefing at 7.00pm on Friday 2 November at the TSB Stadium. Attendance is compulsory.

General
  • Team managers will be sent an information pack after initial registration.
  • Breakfast will be available at the Kaponga transition from 4.00am - 10.00am Saturday 3 November
  • Toilets and Horley's electrolyte and water will be available at all transitions..
  • Team photos will be taken at the finish and available to purchase a week after the event..
  • Massage tent/showers at the finish area.
  • Live band, food/drink for sale leading up to prizegiving at 6.30pm,
    Saturday 3 November (Due to new alcohol laws No BYO).
Safety

The event takes place on public roads which are open to other road users. All competitors must walk/run on the left hand side of the road during the hours of darkness. You must wear a reflectorised top and must provide your own head lamps. The Frontrunner will also have headlamps for sale on the Friday evening. For safety reasons those without the proper safety gear, including head lamps, will not be permitted to start. We will supply glow sticks/and flashing rear lights for teams. Please wear your team number at all times. Supporter's cars - please take extreme care and do not park within coned areas at transition zones.

Getting around the course

We would like to restrict the number of support vehicles staying with the team on the course at any one time to two. There are several options:

  • Option 1. You have a large van that stays on the course following the team around and vehicles come and go during the Night / day shuttling new people out and those that have finished back to base.
  • Option 2. Have 2 mini vans and every one supports the team and stays together for the duration getting in a few power naps where and when possible.
  • Option 3. Divide the team into 3 or 4 groups. One van stays on the course while the team does the first legs. The 2nd van comes out and drops off a fresh group of competitors and brings the first group back to base. The final group is shuttled out at the appropriate time for the final change.

Plan to all meet at the top of Gover Street and cross the finish line together, we will capture this image for you.

Walkers

Each team must consist of a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 18 walkers. Each walker must complete at least 1 leg but no more than 3 legs. There are 21 legs to be covered by the entire team. Start time for the walking teams is 8.00pm, Friday 2 November from the TSB Stadium, Mason Drive, New Plymouth.

Composite (Runners and Walkers)

Each team must consist of a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 18 participants. Each participant must complete at least 1 leg but no more than 3 legs. There are 21 legs to be covered by the entire team. Walkers (only) must complete legs 1,2,6,9,10,17,and 19. All other legs are optional walking legs. Start time for the composite teams is 11.00pm, Friday 2 November from the TSB Stadium, Mason Drive, New Plymouth.

Social Runners

Each team must consist of a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 18 runners. Each runner must complete at least 1 leg but no more than 3 legs. There are 21 legs to be covered by the entire team. Start time for the running teams is 2.30am, Saturday 3 November from the TSB Stadium, Mason Drive, New Plymouth. (All legs are run legs.)

Catch-Up Legs

Teams are able to use legs 7,15, and 18 as catch up legs to ensure the team will finish by 6.00pm. Teams may have two members on the course at the same time when using catch up legs. Team managers will record the extra time taken on the team time sheet eg. The time difference between the person leaving the Catch up leg, and the time when the previous leg participant arrives at the start of the catch up leg. Full details on catch-up legs will be sent to your Team Manager along with other important information. Catch up legs example here

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