Starting at Constable Road in Muriwai, you'll run to the entrance at Goldies Loop. Enjoy the shade of the forest before the relenting heat on Te Henga track. You'll descend into the bush along a gravel trail, cross the foot bridge and proceed along the bush track to just before the Mokoroa Falls lookout. Here you'll descend the stairs to the river and follow downstream along track (crossing the river approx. 6 times) till you reach the foot bridge. Ascend up to Constable Road and along to the Te Henga track to Bethells. As Bethells Beach comes into view, you'll make a switch back off the track and descend to the stream. Your feet will go for one last dip, across the edge of the car park and Bethells Reserve then onto private Bethells land of the event base.
Please note there is a cut off time for the 21km. You must be heading south onto Te Henga track by 12.45pm which gives you a total time of 6.5 hours to complete the 21km.
The 21.1km event starts from Constable Rd, Muriwai at 9:30am (just after #87 Constable Rd, by the entrance to the Te Henga walk way) with a course briefing 10 mins before the start time.
If your being dropped at Constable Rd in Muriwai and are pre registered or entering on the day, please arrive at Constable Rd 45 minutes before your designated start time.
Please note that due to the increase in residence on Constable Road in Muriwai there is no parking available on Constable Rd. It is highly recommended that you park in Bethells Beach and catch the bus to the start line. This way you end up where your car is (at the finish line). The bus will leave at 8:00am and will take 1hr to get to Constable Road, Muriwai.
If you would like to book a bus, you can do that through the registration system. If already registered, you are able to access and your registration through your confirmation email to add the bus item.
Over the 21.1km course you will see two aid stations:
- At approx. 4km into Goldies Loop where Horseman Road enters the track.
- At approx 10km on Constable Rd after you've come out of Goldies Loop.From here on we aren't able to get aid stations on to Te Henga walk way so please make sure your carrying enough hydration, especially if it's a hot day.
All aid stations will have LOADED electrolyte drink, water and bananas. It is important that all competitors treat these aid stations as a backup rather than a first option. You should come 100% prepared for your day out with enough food and water for the duration of your journey.
Depending on the weather/forecast for event day, a call will be made by event staff on Thursday as to whether we will be implementing the below options for the competitors in the 42.2km/30km/21.1km event. This will be communicated to you before race day, but plan to need it all, and leave out the un-required items if that call is made. (Final decision to be made and communicated on event morning).
- Option 1: Nothing
- Option 2: Seam sealed jacket
- Option 3: Long sleeve top (polyprop or wool), beanie (polyprop or wool), survival blanket, seam sealed jacket
While some of this gear may seem excessive, we ask you to bring it for your safety. You may not need it while you are running or walking but if something happens and you have to stop you will need it. The event is on very exposed, rugged country and it can be very cold if you have to stay in one spot.