Teams of 2 to 5 have to score as many points as they can in the time allowed – either 3 or 1.5 hours

You can score points in two ways:

  1. Navigate to checkpoints (numbered circles on the map) and record the code or answer the question (on the provided scorecard) to prove you have been to that checkpoint. Navigation is easy with no compass needed. If you can read a street map or similar then you will be sweet!
  2. Complete the various Mystery Activities which are marked (with a letter) on the map at various locations. The activity supervisor will give you instructions on how to complete the activity and you must complete the activity to score the points. The activity supervisor will score and record your points.

Everything is optional so teams decide how many activities they will complete or navigational checkpoints they will visit and in what order. That’s part of the strategy!  But watch out – we start deducting points off if you come back after the allocated time limit (3 or 1.5 hrs).  30 points per part minute you are late!


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30th June 2019

The open bird sanctuary of Shakespear Regional Park makes for really interesting navigating.  Open farmland and primo bush tracks gives a bit of everything and 360 degree views to distract you!


28th July 2019

This event is in the pine forest of Riverhead.  A big network of tracks zigzagging through the lush green mature forest, making navigation easier with lots of options for you to do a course that suits!


25th August 2019

Open farmland and primo bush tracks gives a bit of everything and 360 degree views to distract you!

Event Base location is [here]

And in a similar format – our P6 or P3 Introductory Adventure Race on

10th November 2019

This is a the same sort of event but the P6 is a 6 hour version with Mountain bike and tubing stages.  The P3 is 3 hours long and has no mountain bikes.  See the P6/P3 event website for more information


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3 Hour Event

1.5 Hour Event


 From 9:00 am

From 10:30 am

Final Event Briefing:

9:45 am

11:15 am


10:00 am

11:30 am


1:00 pm

1:00 pm

Prize Giving:

1:27 pm – ish

1:27 pm – ish

At registration you will collect a race pack which has the following for the team:

  • Maps
  • Plastic bags to protect maps if needed (feel free to return these to registration before the start if you don’t think you’ll need them)
  • Navigational checkpoint descriptions – lists the checkpoints location and a description of the exact spot to find the marker
  • Mystery activity descriptions – list all the activities, a description, what points they are worth and where they are.

You then have planning time between when you register and when you start.  Teams should read all the information and plan what activities they are going to do and which navigational checkpoints they plan to visit.

We’ll have a compulsory race briefing where we’ll brief you on some basics on how the event works, health and safety, rules and anything else that needs covering.


This year we are using an app called SporteeringTM  for scoring the checkpoints you visit.  Please ensure one person in each team downloads the SporteeringTM App onto their phone and we’ll send instructions leading up to the event.  The app will use the phones camera (ensure this works!) to scan a QR code on the marker at each checkpoint and activity that your team chooses to visit, to prove you have been there and keep a tally of your accumulated score.

This will allow us to have the results and therefore the prizegiving very quickly after the last finisher.

Download the INSTRUCTIONS HERE which also has a test course you can do at home to familiarise yourself with the app and process.

So before the event ensure you:

  1. Have downloaded the app
  2. Have registered on the app and made the Alias your team name
  3. Filter the events using New Zealand as the country and select the relevant event: Either “Lactic Turkey TrailNav 1 – Shakespear (1.5hr)” or “Lactic Turkey TrailNav 1 – Shakespear (3hr)”
  4. Enter the Voucher Code TURKEYRUN

Now you are ready to turn up to the event.


About 30 mins after the finish, after we have tallied everything up, we have a prize giving with a few merit prizes for the top teams and a range of great spot prizes drawn randomly.


  • Appropriate footwear for the event.
  • A raincoat is needed if it is raining and the event will still go ahead even in rain! If this is the case, a change of clothing will be needed for afterwards.
  • We recommend each solo/team takes a little first aid kit with them. Any medication should also be taken (eg. for allergies or asthma).
  • A pen, pencil or highlighter for planning. It is recommended you take one with you out on the course too.
  • You’ll also need the mobile phone with the Sporteering app ready to go.


  • Teams must stick together as a team for the duration of the event – for all activities and navigation
  • Please take all your rubbish home with you
  • Fun is essential, if you’re not having fun choose a different attitude!


Lactic Turkey Events tries to do our bit for the environment and we’ve been #paperplasticcupfree for our trail runs for two years now.  We’ve sourced a new type of 220ml foldable/crushable reusable cup as per below.

Thanks to IronOak Financial Services, everyone will get one of these free for their first event, to use at our events or any other event that is cupless!

If you lose your cup for some reason then you can purchase replacements for $4.

There will not be any paper/plastic cups at the aid stations throughout the day or at the finish line, so you will need to take this on the run with you to use.