The inaugural Walter Peak High Country Run will take place on the stunningly spectacular Walter Peak High Country Farm near Queenstown on Saturday 29th February 2020.
This is no ordinary adventure! The day will start with a 45min cruise on Lake Wakatipu aboard the iconic coal fired steamship, the TSS Earnslaw between the Steamer Wharf in downtown Queenstown and the start line on the Walter Peak High County Farm.
You’ll get to enjoy breathtaking mountain and lake views throughout the 5km and 10km trail running events with both distances starting and finishing at the same location near to the wharf.
You’ll have a little spare time to relax and enjoy the views before yet another exciting journey back to Queenstown aboard the TSS Earnslaw.
Let the adventures begin!
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Walter Peak Run - Event Schedule
|Online Entries Open||Tuesday 14th January|
|Online Entries Close||Sunday|
23rd February 2020
*unless sold out prior
|Pre Event Registration ||Friday 28th February|
Saturday 29th February
|3:00pm - 7:00pm|
7:00am - 7:45am
|Outward Cruise between Queenstown and Walter Peak||Saturday |
29th February 2020
|8:00am - 8:45am||Steamer Wharf
|Event Day Races||Saturday |
29th February 2020
|9:00am onwards||Walter Peak High Country Farm|
|Return Cruise between Walter Peak and Queenstown||Saturday |
29th February 2020
|10:45am - 11:30am||Walter Peak High Country Farm|
|Awards Ceremony||Saturday |
29th February 2020
|11:00am onwards||TSS Earnslaw|
Walter Peak Run - Event Entry Fees
|Events||Age Categories||Entry Fee||Reward|
|5km Trail Run||Adult +16yrs|
Child 5yrs - 15yrs
Child Under 5yrs
|TSS Earnslaw Cruise
|10km Trail Run||Adult +16yrs|
Child 10yrs - 15yrs
|TSS Earnslaw Cruise
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.
Saturday 29th February 2020
Walter Peak Station, Queenstown
Online Registrations Open at 12:00pm (midday) on Tuesday 14th January 2020
Online Registrations Close at 12:00am (midnight) on Sunday 23rd February 2020 *unless sold out prior.
Participants can collect their race numbers and electronic transponders at the Real Journeys Queenstown visitor centre located on 88 Beach Street, Steamers Wharf between 3:00pm – 7:00pm on Friday 28th February 2020 and on the morning of the event at the Real Journeys Queenstown visitor centre between 7:00am – 7:45am before boarding the TSS Earnslaw and cruising over to Walter Peak High Country Station.
EVENT START TIMES:
9:00am – 5km and 10km Trail Running events.
An Event briefing will take place on board the TSS Earnslaw on the event day at approx 8:15am whilst cruising between Queenstown and Walter Peak High Country Farm.
TRANSPORT TO AND FROM WALTER PEAK:
Transport to and from the event on the Walter Peak High Country Farm will be on board the TSS Earnslaw historic coal fired steamship and is included in the event entry fee. *Please click on the Event Details Page for all transport scheduling.
*Participants are not permitted to travel to Walter Peak using their own transport.
The weather in February is generally quite warm with temperatures ranging between 18c and 24c 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.
Whilst there is no compulsory clothing requirements to take part in the event we suggest you dress appropriately for your chosen event according to the weather conditions on the day. With the nature of the event taking place in an alpine environment the weather can change at any time.
All participants in the event will be able to leave a small bag containing personal belongings in a dry and secure location before the start of the event and collect post run by presenting your race number.
OFFICIALS / CHECK POINTS / DRINK STATIONS / COURSE MARKING:
Participants are responsible to carry their own food and hydration for the event – however Water, Energy Drink will be readily available at the start / 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:
Facilities and amenities will be located near to the start / finish line.
The awards ceremony will take place approx 11:00am on Race Day on board the TSS Earnslaw whilst on the return cruise between Walter Peak and Queenstown.
There is plentiful pay and display car parking in and around Queenstown. The closest free parking will be in the Queenstown Garden’s car park. The nearest pay and display car park is located a stone throw away at the Man Street car park.
A variety of Refreshments to quench your thirst and hunger will be available near 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 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 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
COURSE MAPS & PROFILES
Both events follow a variety of non technical terrain including 4wd farm tracks and trails and bridal tracks enjoying spectacular mountain and lake views throughout the adventure…
*Please note the 5km course is ONE lap and the 10km course is TWO laps of the 5km course.
Click HERE to view 5km &10km Course Map / Profile