Event Timeline

Event Timeline

Online Entries



All entries will receive confirmation of entry by return email.

You can enter online until Wednesday 6 March. No entries accepted the night prior to the event. No on-the-day entries.

Registration  / Check-In

Friday 8th March 2019
5.00pm – 7.30pm

Mackersey Family Pavilion, Havelock North Village Green

(in the centre of Havelock North - see Map HERE)

NOTE: Your race number and goodie bag MUST be picked up this evening. If you are unable to collect your race number you are welcome to nominate someone to collect it on your behalf. 

Competitors who do not check in on the Friday will be unable to compete.  This is not negotiable. 

Race Briefing

Friday 8th March 2019

Mackersey Family Pavilion, Havelock North Village Green

(in the centre of Havelock North - see Map HERE)

Race Start Time

Saturday 9th March 2019

7:30am for ALL competitors.  

Race start is at the Havelock North Village Green.  

(in the centre of Havelock North - see Map HERE)

There will be a slightly staggered start, ensuring mountain bikers start the event just ahead of runners / walkers.

ALL solo competitors, and ALL relay team members who are doing the FIRST LEG ONLY, must collect their timing chip in the morning of 9th March, before the start time, so we advise you to arrive early. Note that timing chips will not be handed out at Friday night registration. 

One Peak Explorer entrants will not require a timing chip.  One Peak Explorer entrants will start at 9.00am from Rochfort Road, off Kahuranaki Rd.  Directions HERE. Briefing at 8.45am.

Race Finish

The finish line will be located at the Havelock North Village Green, outside Mackersey Family Pavilion and beside the playground.  This is a change from the 2018 event (which was located in the village centre).

Prize Giving

Saturday 9th March 2019


Mackersey Family Pavilion, Havelock North Village Green

Event Village

Looking for a fun event atmosphere? We got it! Lots happening on the day, so bring the family. The event village will be in a new location this year, at the Havelock North Village Green.

  • Super duper LARGE SCREEN with live footage from the race and other cool videos / interviews.
  • FAMILY FRIENDLY area with a Bike Skills course (thanks to Sport HB) plus iWay prizes and other fun activities, including face painting!
  • We encourage you to bike or walk to the event.
  • Stalls, coffee cart, food, entertainment...soak up the vibe from the event and come hang out with us in the beautiful Village.

Directions and Parking 

Plenty of free parking is available around the village of Havelock North. Do not park on private land or block local residents' driveways. Do not park in the village centre - as many parks here are for a limited duration and you may be fined for overstaying.

There will be some disruption to normal traffic flow. Please be patient when driving through the Village, as it's likely that there will be delays.

Refund and Change Policy

  • Competitors will receive a full refund less a $15 administration fee if we are notified of their inability to compete by midnight 10th February 2019.
  • Refunds after this date until midnight 17th February 2019 will be reimbursed at 50% of entry fee.
  • There are no refunds from midnight 17th February 2019 to race day.
  • Entries can not be deferred until following years.
  • If you wish to make changes to your entry, e.g. a change in name or other alteration, a $15 administration fee may apply.  You MUST inform Event Directors to any changes or withdrawals.  This is essential from a safety perspective.
  • These policies are applicable in ALL circumstances, please do not ask for exceptions.