Conditions of entry

Because of the unique nature of the race, certain conditions of entry apply. These have been put in place to protect you, the environment and the organisers.

  1. You must be a fit and experienced mountain runner and/or tramper (hiker).
  2. Your estimated time to complete this event must be less than 10 hours.
  3. All individuals, and at least one member of each team, must have been over the route previously (running or tramping (hiking)). However you can contact the organiser to seek an exemption.
  4. Individual entrants must have competed previously in a team and/or be an experienced mountain runner where your entry will be accepted at the discretion of the organiser.
  5. Participants enter with the full knowledge of the inherent risks, danger and hazards involved.
  6. In the event of bad weather the race will be postponed to the following day.
  7. Organisers reserve the right to stage an alternative race if conditions are not suitable.
  8. Entries close 1:00 AM - 1 March. Late entries will be accepted (preferably on-line) up to midnight of the Wednesday before race weekend, but not on race day.
  9. Competitors must carry or risk disqualification: a windproof and waterproof jacket & overtrousers, full set of thermal underwear and spare top, warm hat, gloves, map and compass (one per team), survival blanket and food. We also recommend carrying water.
  10. Race numbers must be clearly visible at all times.
  11. Competitors must respect the environment (i.e. no litter to be left anywhere) and be aware of and courteous to other track users.
  12. Participants must be over 18 years of age on race day.
  13. Please give assistance to any other participant, or race marshal (they will be wearing a vest labelled SAR) who is injured or needing help. Report this to the nearest checkpoint. Your split time will be adjusted.
  14. If you are a full time tertiary student or a level equivalent wage earner then you are eligible for the discount entry fee.
    You must supply proof though, which must be attached to the entry form. This can be a copy of your student card, a copy of your community services card or a signed affidavit (including a witness) stating that you receive the minimum wage.

If you are in any doubt about your ability to complete this rugged mountain race safely, please, for the sake of yourself and others, wait another year.

Entry form options

You can use the following options to enter this event:

Use a official printed entry form

You can request one to be mailed to you.
Fill out this form and mail it in. You have 2 methods of payment. See payment options below.
The entry form will include the race information, conditions of entry, contact details and race records.

Email us to request a form. Please supply your name, mail address and the number of copies required.

Print out an entry form

Download the file format that you can best make use of:

Fill out this form and mail it in. You have 2 methods of payment. See payment options below.
The entry form will also include the race information, conditions of entry and contact details.

Use the on-line entry form

You have 3 methods of payment. See payment options below.
NB. Before you submit your entry you can request a copy.

Entry fees

Optional additional costs

Payment option details

You have three options for payment:

  1. Use internet banking or teller deposit. (Preferred option)
    Account number: 03 0547 0395579-00
    Account details will also be on the entry form. Please provide a name to identify your deposit.
    If the entry is a team, then each member can pay separately.
    NB. Not available for late entries produced On-line.
  2. Pay by cheque.
    If the entry is a team, then each member can pay separately.
    NB. Not available for late entries produced On-line.
  3. Use a credit/debit card or PayPal account. (On-line entry only)
    The full amount must be made as one transaction.