The Lake Hayes Run is an off road running event held during the Easter Holidays each year in spectacular Queenstown, New Zealand – the adventure capital of the world!
The event offers challenges for all abilities including a Half Marathon, 10km and 5km Trail Runs – something for everyone!
Lake Hayes is also commonly known as ‘the most photographed lake in New Zealand’ and on Friday 10th April 2020 you’ll find out why! Lake Hayes is also conveniently located 6km from Queenstown International Airport and only another 6km to downtown Queenstown. A great opportunity to enjoy a challenge and fun event followed by an abundance of post-race adventure activities on the doorstep.
Let the adventures begin!
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Lake Hayes Run - Event Schedule
|Online Entries Open|
Online Entries Close
21st November 2019
8th April 2020
|Event Day Registration ||Friday|
10th April 2020
|7:30am - 9:45am||Lake Hayes Pavilion|
|Event Day Races||Friday|
10th April 2020
|9:00am onwards||Lake Hayes Showground|
10th April 2020
|12:00pm onwards||Lake Hayes Pavilion|
Lake Hayes Run - Event Day Timetable
|Events||Start Times||Briefing Times||Start & Finish Lines|
|Half Marathon Trail Run||9:00am||8:50am||Lake Hayes Showground|
|10km Trail Run||10:00am||9:50am||Lake Hayes Showground|
|5km Trail Run||10:00am||9:50am||Lake Hayes Showground|
Lake Hayes Run - Event Entry Fees
|Events||Age Categories||Entry Fees||Reward|
|Half Marathon Trail Run||Adult +16yrs||$65||Finishers Medal|
|10km Trail Run||Adult +16yrs|
|5km Trail Run||Adult +16yrs|
EVENT REFUND POLICY:
If in the unfortunate circumstances a participant must withdraw from the event due to ill health or injury – NO REFUNDS will be allocated – only race entry transfers to the following year or race entry transfer to another participant will be permitted. Should you need to withdraw and / or transfer your race entry – please notify the Race Director as soon as possible.
If the event has to be cancelled as a result of severe weather conditions including heavy rain, hail, snow, wind or severe heat or reasons beyond control *NO REFUNDS will be allocated – however registered participants will be eligible to register for the following years event benefiting from a discounted 20% off registration fee.
Easter Friday 10th April 2020
Lake Hayes, Queenstown
Online Registrations Open at 12:00pm (midday) on Thursday 21st November 2019
Online Registrations Close at 12:00am (midnight) on Wednesday 8th April 2020
On the day late entries available between 8:00am – 9:30am at the Event HQ located at the Lake Hayes Pavilion.
Pre Registered Participants are to collect their race numbers and transponders on the event day between 8:00am – 9:30am at the Event HQ located at the Lake Hayes Pavilion.
EVENT START TIMES:
9:00am – Half Marathon Trail Run
10:00am – 10km Trail Run
10:00am – 5km Trail Run
An Event briefing will take place on race day approx 10 minutes prior to each respective event start time at the Event HQ located at the Lake Hayes Showground.
The weather in April is generally quite warm with temperatures ranging between twelve and eighteen degrees Celsius with light winds. At the same time with the event taking place in an alpine environment the weather can also change at any time.
In the event of bad weather the event will be postponed until the weather is more favourable on the event day or the following day. In the unfortunate circumstances the event has to be cancelled race entries will NOT be refunded however registered participants will be able to register for the following years event at a 20% discounted rate.
OFFICIALS / CHECK POINTS / DRINK STATIONS / COURSE MARKING:
Participants are responsible to carry their own food and hydration for the event – however Water, Energy Drink and Jelly Beans will be readily available at the Start, Half Way and Finish Line.
The courses will be well marked with fluorescent pink tape and red directional arrows to guide you. Please follow these markers, do not deviate from the course and obey the instructions of the race officials at all times.
In the unlikely event of an emergency, first aiders will be located around the course and at the START / FINISH. Qualified personnel will be assessing participants during the race to make sure that everyone is in a fit and good physical condition to continue.
CHANGING FACILITIES & TOILETS:
Changing facilities and toilets are located at the Event HQ located at the Lake Hayes Pavilion.
The awards ceremony will take place approx 12:00pm on Race Day at the Lake Hayes Pavilion. To be eligible for category and spot prizes participants must be present at the prize giving to claim their prize.
There is plentiful car parking near the Event Hub within the Lake Hayes Reserve. Please look out for CAR PARKING signs and follow directions of Race Officials.
There will be a team of talented massage therapists on site ready to ease away any aches and pains after your accomplishment at the finish line.
A variety of Refreshments to quench your thirst and hunger will be available at the Event Hub.
Please make sure that anything you take on to the course that needs to be disposed of after use is disposed of in the rubbish bins provided at the checkpoints and at the finish line. LITTERING WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION.
In the unfortunate situation a participant must withdraw from the event you must inform the nearest checkpoint staff and wait with them until the last participant passes the checkpoint and then be escorted – transported to the finish line accordingly.
In the unfortunate circumstances a participant has an accident during the race – please (if you can) make your way to the nearest checkpoint and notify the first aid staff. If a participant cannot make it to the next checkpoint as a result of injury – the participant must stay in the area of cause of injury and does not deviate from the course whilst also use their compulsory gear as required whilst alsonotifying other participants of their injury for them to in turn notify the next checkpoint staff. Whilst waiting for assistance the participant must stay in the location where they obtained their injury and the first aid team will come to them.
Should another participant assist another injured runner; they are to take note of the time spent assisting the injured person and this time will be deducted from their overall time upon notification at the finish line.
It is recommended that participants traveling from overseas obtain appropriate travel insurance taking in to consideration they are taking part in a sporting event in the event of a medical emergency.
SAFETY, RACE RULES & FAIR PLAY
All things necessary for you to have a safe and enjoyable day at the lake – click HERE