EVENT 3 – PIHA, WAITAKERE REGIONAL PARK

Woohoo!!!  The wild west coast will have a trail run/walk event in the Waitakere Ranges again!!! Join us on Sunday 15th November.

We’ve all been locked out of the Waitakere Ranges for a few years, due to Kauri Dieback, but our courses will tempt you back!

Using recently opened tracks, you’ll enjoy the range of what Piha and Anawhata have to offer – bush, beach, farm, stunning views and everything else we’ve all missed about running or walking in the Waitakere Ranges!!

Here’s a sneak look at the park and its terrain!

DIRECTIONS

  • The event base is at Piha Domain.
  • The event base will be here HERE
  • Refer course map below for parking and event centre locations.
  • Allow 50mins to get there from Central Auckland
  • Please drive slowly and be aware of runners and walkers

CARPOOLING

We’ve set up a group associated with the Wild Auckland Facebook Page to try and facilitate carpooling to our events.

People will post to here looking for rides and if you have space and want company head on over and offer some space in your car to the events.

Check out the Wild Auckland Carpooling Group here

TIMETABLE

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Kids Dash (2-3km)

The Tour (7-10km)

The Discover (12-15km)

The Expedition (18-25km)

Registration at the venue

 From 8am
From 8am
From 8am
From 8am

Race Briefing

11:45am
10:15am
9:45am
8:45am

Start

12noon
10:30am
10am
9am

Prizegiving

1pm
1pm
1pm
1pm

THE COURSES

KIDS DASH

TOUR

DISCOVERY

EXPEDITION

Courses will be clearly marked with course marking and marshals where necessary.

As a condition of our permit with Auckland Council, courses may be subject to change due to weather and ground conditions.

A map which shows all courses is below – everyone follows the same route with the turn around points for each course marked with relevant coloured arrow.  We put km markers in the various course colours too so you can try and follow the route on the map?!

Maybe click on the image to see a higher res version you can print out for peace of mind on the day!

COVID PROCEDURES

We are so lucky to be able to have events after the unusual times we’ve all experienced in the last few months. However, there are few things to be aware of as we adjust to our new normal at COVID-19 Alert Level 1.

  • If you or someone you are in close contact with have symptoms of cold or flu, are unwell or who are waiting on test results for COVID-19 you must stay away
  • If anyone (or if anyone close to you) has been overseas or in self isolation within the last two weeks prior to the event you must stay away
  • If you are an at-risk person or you live with or have regular contact with an at-risk person(s) then you must stay away
  • Participants must supply all their own water, food and other refreshments for the duration of the event. No aid stations will be available
  • The Ministry of Health requires all gatherings to have a system to record and retain the contact details of all people involved in or attending the gathering.  To ensure Lactic Turkey Events can comply with this, all participants must enter any event via our website at least 24 hours before the start. Spectators and non-participants will be required to register their attendance on the day also. This information will be available to the Ministry of Health for 4 weeks after the event.
  • There will be a contract tracing QR code poster to scan on arrival FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS AND SPECTATORS.  The government tracing app can be downloaded at https://tracing.covid19.govt.nz/
  • There will be a hand sanitizer stations at in various locations around the event base. Please use these as required.

ON COURSE REFRESHMENTS

Please ensure you have enough nutritional supplies and water for your needs.  Saying that, we will provide a water stop on the course at the distances indicated above for each course.  This water station will have water and jet planes!  These will be served to you due to COVID-19 restrictions.  Please be patient.

At the finish we will have water and Tailwind electrolyte drink.

Don’t forget your reusable cup if you attended our first event. If this is your first Wild Auckland event then you’ll get a cup for free when you arrive.

OFF COURSE REFRESHMENTS

We’re lucky in Piha because right near the event base is the famous Piha Store – an institution in Piha!!

Make sure you pop across the road and say hi to owner – Pete! and get a yummy coffee and delicious food

FRESH, FREE RANGE, ORGANIC, FOOD, COFFEE

COMPULSORY GEAR

For this series of events, due to the nature of the courses we do not insist on any compulsory gear.  However we recommend the longer course participants take the basics as it’s good practice to carry this type of gear anytime you hit the trails!

We recommend the following: Whistle, wind and waterproof seam sealed jacket, thermal hat/Thir, at least 1 litre of fluid, a survival blanket, a mobile phone and a first aid kit.

You will also need your reusable cup as we will not have paper cups at aid stations – these are provided in your race pack if you are doing your first Wild Auckland or bring your one from last time if you did the event last month.

RESULTS

Results should be available live on the day on our event website RESULTS PAGE HERE

PRIZEGIVING

We’ll be handing smaller spot prizes out during the day randomly as people cross the finish line.
The main prizegiving for some token merit prizes (fastest male and female on each course) and major spot prizes will be at around 1pm.

PHOTOS

Photos4sale will be on the course taking photos on a PWYW (pay what you want) basis.  Go to photos4sale.co.nz and enter your bib number and all the photos taken of you will be displayed.

MASSIVE THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!!

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REUSABLE CUPS

Lactic Turkey Events tries to do our bit for the environment and we’ve been #paperplasticcupfree for our trail runs for 4 years now.  We’ve sourced a 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.  These can be purchased at registration on the day.

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.

OUR VOLUNTEERS

For this event we have a group from United North Piha Surfclub that are our volunteers/marshals in return for a donation.

DO YOUR BIT FOR KAURI DIEBACK

The idea of the Wild Auckland series is to introduce you to new parks and trails now that the Waitakere Ranges and increasingly more parks close due to Kauri Dieback.  The parks we take you to may not be closed but best practise dictates that we use the same principles of Kauri Dieback management in all regional parks.

We continue to work with the Auckland Council to ensure that we mitigate the risk of the event spreading Kauri dieback.  Through these measures and education of participants and supporters we ensure that we are using best practice to minimise the risk of spreading the disease that is affecting New Zealand’s greatest and most majestic native trees.

The event also aims to help raise awareness of the Kauri dieback issue to the wider public.

Please ensure you read all the information on Kauri dieback here which outlines what the issue is and what you can do – whether part of the event or in your training.  Lets all help raise awareness of the issue!

The New Zealand College of Chiropractic

The New Zealand College of Chiropractic is excited to have a presence at the Wild Auckland Series! We’ll be at each event supporting in any way we can. We are excited to explore the Auckland area together. We want to know how your training has been going, how your races have been and any future goals you may have! If you’re curious to learn more about how chiropractic can play an integral role in achieving yourgoals, enhancing your performance, and improving your overall health and wellbeing come to our tent and have a chat with us. We look forward to seeing you all there!