Sky Runner New Zealand
***Next years event date and breathtaking location will be announced in mid September! The team have been working tirelessly behind the scenes scouting locations to put together next year’s event – keep watching and keep on running!
The Sky Runner New Zealand is an off road running event held in February each year.
The event offers challenges for all abilities including a Mountain Skyline Run, Adventure Run, Wilderness Trail Run and an Explorer Trail Run. Something for everyone!
All events enjoy magnificent landscapes and breath-taking scenery and although you might feel you’re in middle earth! Runners and walkers follow trails that meander via beautiful forests, refreshing waterfalls, rivers and streams, stunning ridge lines and cliff tops and amazing single tracks offering sensational 360 Panoramic Mountain and Lake Views…
Let the adventures begin!
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Saturday 23rd February 2019
At present it’s a secret but soon to be announced!!!
RACE ENTRY FEES:
|EVENTS||DISTANCES||ENTRY FEE||EVENT INCLUSIONS|
|Thermatech Skyline Run||42km Marathon||$179||Finishers Medal|
|Salomon Adventure Run||21km Half Marathon||$99||Finishers Medal|
|Buff Wilderness Trail Run||10km||$59||Finishers Medal|
|Garmin Explorer Trail Run||5km||$29||Finishers Medal|
*Race T-Shirts are optional for ALL events and available for purchase at the time of online registration.
**Buffet Tickets are also optional purchases for ALL events and it is also possible to purchase additional Buffet Tickets for friends and family at the time of online registration.
***Race T-Shirts and Buffet Tickets to purchased will be included in participants race packs.
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.
In the event of un-foreseen and unfortunate circumstances the event has to be cancelled due to severe bad weather or the tracks or trails are affected by fallen trees due to strong winds or flooding as a result of heavy rainfall – NO race entries will be refunded or transferred to another event – however participants wanting to take part in the following years event will be able to register at a 50% reduced rate using a promotional discount voucher.
Sky Runner New Zealand - Event Schedule
|Online Registrations Open||Thursday 27th September 2018||12:00pm Midday||Online|
|Online Registrations Close||Saturday 9th February 2019||12:00am Midnight||Online|
|Pre Event Registration|
|Friday 22nd February 2019||4:00pm - 8:00pm||*SECRET LOCATION*|
|Event Day||Saturday 23rd February 2019||8:00am onwards||*SECRET LOCATION*|
|Awards Ceremony||Saturday 23rd February 2018||2:00pm onwards||*SECRET LOCATION*|
EVENT START TIMES:
|EVENTS||START TIME||COURSE||START LOCATION||FINISH LOCATION|
|Thermatech Skyline Run||8:00am||42km Marathon||*SECRET LOCATION*||*SECRET LOCATION*|
|Salomon Adventure Run||8:00am||21km Half Marathon||*SECRET LOCATION*||*SECRET LOCATION*|
|Buff Wilderness Trail Run||10:00am||10km Trail Run||*SECRET LOCATION*||*SECRET LOCATION*|
|Garmin Explorer Trail Run||10:00am||5km Trail Run||*SECRET LOCATION*||*SECRET LOCATION*|
7:45am onwards – Race Briefings will take place on the start line ahead of each respective event on race day.
Online Registrations OPEN at 12:00pm Midday on Thursday 27th September 2019
ONLINE Entries CLOSE at 12:00am Midnight on Saturday 9th February 2019.
*NO on the day entries available for any of the events.
RACE NUMBERS & RACE PACKS:
Event race numbers, race packs and transponders are to be collected between 4:00pm – 8:00pm at the ***secret kiwi location*** on Friday 22nd February 2019.
Gear Checks are compulsory and will be available – carried out between 4:00pm – 8:00pm at the ***secret kiwi location*** on Friday 22nd February 2019.
*COMPULSORY CLOTHING REQUIRED FOR THE MARATHON & HALF MARATHON EVENTS ONLY
- Backpack containing a minimum of 1ltr water
- Long Sleeve Thermal Top
- Seam Sealed Waterproof Jacket
- Thermal Beanie & Gloves
COMPULSORY FIRST AID KIT:
First Aid Kit must contain the following items:
- 1.5m long (un-stretched) roll of 5cm wide crepe bandage
- 5m long roll of 2cm wide strapping tape
- 10 band aid strips
- Triangular bandage
- Small scissors,
- Survival bag
The compulsory garments and first aid kit must be worn or carried for the duration of the race.
The weather in February is generally quite warm with temperatures ranging between 22 – 26 degrees Celsius with light winds on higher ground. At the same time with the event taking place in an alpine environment the weather can also change at any time. Please make sure you wear or carry all of the compulsory gear required – it would be a shame for you to be disqualified half way in to your run and not allowed to continue!
In the event of severe weather conditions including heavy rain, hail or snow – an alternative multi-lap course using some of lower sections of the proposed courses will be implemented on the morning of the event.
CUT OFF TIMES:
Cut off times are implemented for the safety of participants and all officials, marshals and volunteers involved with the event.
CHANGING FACILITIES & TOILETS:
All amenities are available near to the start line and Race HQ.
The awards ceremony will take place approx 3:00pm on Race Day at the ***secret kiwi location*** 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 at the ***secret kiwi location*** and within close walking distance to the start line. Please look out for car parking signs and follow the instructions and directions of the car parking officials.
***secret kiwi location***
MASSAGE & PHYSIO:
A team of massage and physio professionals will be on site ready to ease away any aches and pains after your accomplishment at the finish Line.
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.
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 recommended gear as required whilst also notifying 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 travelling 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.
Please make sure that anything you take on to the marathon course that needs to be disposed of after use is disposed of in the rubbish bins provided at the half way checkpoint and at the finish line. LITTERING WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION.
COURSE MAPS & PROFILES
***secret kiwi location*** information about the different courses will be provided at the time of the the exciting event announcement!!!
Click on each individual maps below to enlarge for more info…