Please read the information below before entering.

Click on the Enter Now buttons to enter – you’ll be taken to our entry system (EventPlus) and if you’ve used that system to enter any event before, you’ll simply have to log in and select which events you want to enter.

Yes, you can enter a team of three or five, but it would fall into the 4 person category or 6 person category for results.   To do this select either 4 person team or 6 person team on the first part of the entry process and only fill in only three or five lots of details.  Then  use the promo code THREE or FIVE at the checkout and it will discount to zero the 4th person or 6th person so you only pay for 3 or 5 people.

If you are entering a relay team and don’t know all the team members names yet – just enter the correct number of people you will have in your team and put tbc in the name fields.

2022 Event Update – COVID/OMICRON

Well – here we are again! The 2022 Riverhead ReLaps Backyard Ultra is planned for 2 April 2022 and we thank you for entering. However, we are, as you know, at the mercy of Omicron. BUT….good news!

We to let you know our thinking at this stage. We are continuing to plan that the event is happening in Traffic Light level/zone/alert Red, but with probably only the Ultra event allowed and with limited support. This would keep us under 100 people and allow at least the ultra to happen. Not ideal, because the relay is so much fun and really adds to the weekend, but this looks like our plan.

At this stage we are looking to not allow any personal support crew to keep the numbers down and instead have a “Gang of Supporters” who communally offer some support to all the runners.

We have sold out of our 77 person limit and are now taking peoples names for a waitlist. So if you are no longer able to attend due to injury or whatever, please let us know so we can withdraw you and refund your entry as per the refund policy, which you agreed to when entering.

While we’re taking about policy – please make sure you have a read of our COVID policy (on the website). Most importantly, in order to have any event at all, we require everyone to be fully vaccinated and you’ll be asked to provide evidence of this (Vaccine Pass) at the event.
For those that have entered the relay or solo then please hold fire in case anything changes and we can proceed with those events. At this stage we haven’t been promoting the event (for obvious reasons), so only have 2 solo runners and 3 relay teams entered. We’ll do refunds for you later, as if they happened at this point in time using the COVID refund policy (80% refund or credit for next year).

We can’t wait to to see you there! Lot of fingers crossed…..Get ready to “Keep on Lapsin!”

That’s all for now. We’ll keep you updated with info as we invent it, in this fast changing environment 🙂


  • The Organisers reserve the right to combine event categories if there are less than ten participants in a category.

  • RULES & PARTICIPANT WAIVER – refer bottom of this page.  You will sign for your acceptance of these during the entry process.

  • ENTRIES CLOSE – Standard priced online entries close at midnight 25th March 2022.

  • LATE ENTRIES – Entries may be accepted after this time at the discretion of the race director subject to availability. Successful late entries will incur an additional fee of $20 per person. No entries will be considered after midday Wednesday 30th March 2022.

  • All fees are expressed in NZ Dollars

  • The government has mandated that for events like ours, all workers (including staff and volunteers) must be vaccinated.  For any event over 100 people (like all our events),  all participants, crew and spectators need to be vaccinated and we have to use My Vaccine Pass verification.


    • Entries cancelled greater than 5 mths before the event will receive a full refund less a $25 admin fee.
    • For entries cancelled greater than 4 weeks before an event – participants will receive an 70% refund.
    • For entries cancelled between 4 weeks and 2 weeks before an event – participants can receive a credit for another Lactic Turkey event of equal or lesser value (minus $10 admin fee) or can be refunded 50% of their entry.
    • For entries cancelled within 2 weeks of an event there will be no refunds. A credit valued at 50% of the entry fee can be put towards another Lactic Turkey Events event

    • Events cancelled due to COVID-19 related circumstances – see our current COVID-19 policy.
    • For events cancelled due to extreme weather or other factors outside of the control of Lactic Turkey Events (excluding COVID-19 which is covered in the COVID-19 policy) – where possible 50% of entry less a $10 fee will be refunded to participants. If this is not possible, Lactic Turkey Events will refund as greater percentage of entry as is possible.


Please refer to the Lactic Turkey Events Covid-19 policy here 

As of 23 January 2022 we have moved to the Red Traffic Light which complicates things ☹, due to the 100 person limit.  We will let things settle a little and make a call in a couple of weeks on if we can hold the event.  Hopefully in this time we will learn how long we’re likely to be in Red and what we need to do.  It is possible we would restrict the event just to the Ultra runners in order to stay under the 100 person limit.


  • RUN
  • Individuals only
  • Complete one lap an hour restarting again on the hour


$70Per person
  • Solo or Teams of 2, 4 or 6 people
  • Complete as many laps as you can in 8 hours
  • $42 Juniors 14-17yrs and Senior Citizens over 65yrs


$80Per person
  • Solo or Teams of 2, 4 or 6 people
  • Complete as many laps as you can in 12 hours
  • $48 Juniors 14-17yrs and Senior Citizens over 65yrs


$100Per person
  • Solo or Teams of 2, 4 or 6 people
  • Complete as many laps as you can in 24 hours
  • $60 Juniors 14-17yrs and Senior Citizens over 65yrs

If you are entering a relay team and don’t know all the team members names yet – just enter the correct number of people you will have in your team and put tbc in the name fields.


We have event trucker caps and t-shirts for sale as part of the entry process or our online store HERE.

$20 – Trucker 5-panel Mesh Caps

We wear these caps ourselves and no matter if its a formal cap for wearing out and about or your running cap, these things look good and are quality.

$30 – Commemorative Event Tee (not a running tee but one you wear out and about)

Making use of the fancy event logo these shirts can be worn with pride!

Regular fit, Crew neck, Mid weight, 180 GSM, 28-singles
100% combed cotton (marles 15% polyester)
Neck ribbing, side seamed, shoulder to shoulder tape, double needle hems, preshrunk to minimise shrinkage
Regular fit, Crew neck, Mid weight, 180 GSM, 28-singles
100% combed cotton (marles 15% polyester)
Neck ribbing, side seamed, shoulder to shoulder tape, double needle hems, preshrunk to minimise shrinkage


The following are the rules of the event and you will sign your agreement to these during the entry process.

Event in the following waiver declaration is known as “Riverhead Backyard ReLaps Ultra and Relay”.

  • I agree to comply with the rules, regulations and event instructions of the Event.
  • At all times competitors must obey the instructions of Race Officials and Police Officers and beware of vehicular transport. Any competitor who fails to obey the instructions of Race officials or the Police will be removed from the Event and disqualified. The race director has the discretion to disqualify competitors.
  • No competitor may use any banned substances with the intent to improve their performance, eliminate the sense of fatigue or for any other purpose. Any competitor serving a ban for banned substances in another sport is not permitted to enter.  The Event Organisers may test any athlete for the use of a prohibited substance at its own discretion – a positive test resulting in disqualification.
  • It is important that all competitors exhibit good behaviour and sportsmanlike conduct, and treat fellow competitors, Event organisers, volunteers and contractors with courtesy and respect. Failure to do so may result in disqualification at any time before, during or after the Event.
  • If a competitor withdraws from the Event they must advise the finish line officials of their withdrawal as soon as possible and prior to leaving the venue.
  • I acknowledge that there are risks involved with participation in this Event and fully realise the dangers of participating in an event such as this and fully assume the risks associated with such participation and my wellbeing during the Event.
  • I understand and agree that situations may arise during the Event, which may be beyond the immediate control of officials or organisers, and I must continually participate in a manner that does not endanger either myself or others.
  • I certify that I am physically fit, have sufficiently trained for participation in the Event and I have not been advised otherwise by a qualified medical person.
  • The Event organisers reserve the right to alter rules, regulations, Event course and venues at any time provided athletes are advised prior to the Event, or if such a change is in the interest of competitor safety.
  • The Event Organisers reserve the right to implement the contingency plan in the interests of competitor safety but will not be held liable for any loss as a result of such a decision. In the event such a decision is made, if the conditions are still deemed to be unsafe, the Event organisers have sole discretion, and may cancel the Event without obligation to refund entry fees.
  • Neither the organisers, the sponsors nor other parties associated with the Event shall have any responsibility, financial or otherwise, for any risk incident that might arise, whether or not by negligence, from any direct or indirect loss, injury or death that might be sustained by me or any other party directly or indirectly associated with me, from my intended or actual participation in the Event or its related activities. I do therefore hereby on behalf of my heirs, executors, administrators and assignees release and forever discharge the organisers, sponsors of, landowners and any and all persons involved in the conduct of the event from any and all liability whatsoever or claims of damages or actions whatsoever (including negligence) in any manner arising out of my participation in the Event.
  • I authorise my name, voice, picture and information on this entry form to be used without payment to me in any broadcast, telecast, promotion, advertising, or any other way pursuant to the Privacy Act 1993.
  • I consent to organisers or suppliers filming me with an aerial quadcopter above or next to me while taking part in the Event.
  • I consent to receiving medical treatment which may be advisable in the event of illness or injuries suffered during the Event.
  • I have if relevant to this Event, made my team members aware of these conditions and have authority to sign on their behalf.
  • I understand that I have rights under the Privacy Act 1993 to access and correct any information held about me.
  • I declare that I have read and understand the current Lactic Turkey Events COVID-19 Policy on the event website
  • I confirm that if I am over 12 years of age, I am double vaccinated and will be able to prove this using the New Zealand Governments “My Vaccine Pass” app or paper equivalent.