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EVENT ENTRY

ENTRY FEES

 

This is what it's going to cost you. If you don't see a price below, then we currently don't offer that course to your age group, unless there are special circumstances. Get in touch with us if you think you're special.

COURSE
KIDS
YOUTH
ADULT
12 and under
over 12
18+
THE RUNTER
5
10
20
THE PUNTER
15
40
THE GRUNTER
20
65
THE MUNTER
90

SCHEDULE

 
TIME
EVENT
LOCATION
0530
Registration opens
Pirongia Forest Park Lodge
0630
Munter race briefing
Pirongia Forest Park Lodge
0700
Munter race start
Start of Mahaukura track
1000
Grunter race brief
Pirongia Forest Park Lodge
1015
Grunter race start
Start of Mangaakara track
1100
Punter race brief
Pirongia Forest Park Lodge
1115
Punter race start
Start of Mangaakara track
1200
Runter race brief
Pirongia Forest Park Lodge
1215
Runter race start
Start of Mangaakara track
1800
All athletes off course
Pirongia Forest Park Lodge

We run a bus shuttle from Te Pahu School up to the Pirongia Forest Park Lodge. We do this to minimise carnage at the top of the maunga where parking is severely limited - we ask our competitors not to park there at all and leave it for the public. 

Depart Te Pahu
Depart Lodge
Depart Te Pahu
Depart Lodge
0800
0815
1400
1415
0830
0845
1430
1445
0900
0915
1500
1515
0930
0945
1530
1545
1000
1015
1600
1615
1030
1045
1630
1645
1100
1115
1700
1715
BREAK
BREAK
1730
1745
1300
1315
1800
1815
1330
1345
1830
1845

RACE RULES

As an athlete on the mountain, your safety is our priority. For this reason, we ask that you please read and understand the race rules and event waiver. Don't do what Dave does by assuming the best and willfully agreeing without reading anything. Dave is bad. Bad Dave.

 

By registering for the race, you agree to abide by these conditions.

 

For the Munter we require compulsory gear to be carried. Our other courses may also require a minimum gear component depending on the weather.

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COMPULSORY GEAR

To take part in our event you'll need to carry some minimum equipment.

Munter: Gear Level A

Grunter: Gear Level A or B (depending on weather)

Punter: Gear Level B or C (depending on weather)

Runter: No gear requirement

Gear
A
B
C
Cellphone (with waterproof case)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Thermal beanie
Yes
No
No
Thermal long sleeve bottom
Yes
No
No
Thermal long sleeve top
Yes
No
No
Whistle
Yes
Yes
No
Emergency/Survival bag
Yes
Yes
No
Waterproof jacket (seam-sealed)
Yes
Yes
No

SAFETY

 

There will be marshals stationed around the course with first aid.

1. Wharauroa

2. Mahaukura - Pirongia summit track junction

3. Pahautea Hut

4. Central Clearing campsite

6. Kaniwhaniwha campsite

6. Ruapane

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INJURY DURING EVENT

If you sustain an injury barring you completing the event, or for whatever reason cannot finish, in the first instance you need to let event staff know.

  1. Stay calm.

  2. Contact event staff through the numbers listed on your race bib, or let your nearest race marshal know.

  3. Apply first aid to yourself if needed.

  4. Retain your body heat and put on clothing.

  5. Seek shelter if in exposed section – do not make yourself invisible from the track!

  6. Wait for communication.

If you cannot move or get hold of event staff, rest assured we will find you. Our tail end Charlie will come across you as they follow the last competitor.

GETTING LOST ON THE TRAIL

If you get lost on the trail it is important that you stay calm and remain in one location. All trails are marked with DOC orange triangles and have had decent foot traffic.

  1. If you can retrace your steps back to the last track marker, do so.

  2. If not, stay in your position and contact event staff.

  3. Blow your whistle

  4. Retain your body heat and put on clothing.

  5. Seek shelter if in exposed section – do not make yourself invisible from the track!

  6. Wait for communication.

We have missing person protocol and will find you, however depending on where and when you get lost this may take some time. Please be patient and remain calm.

REFUND POLICY

If you decide to make a terrible decision and withdraw from the PTR, then the following applies:

  • Up to 24 September full refund minus $5

  • 24 September - 8 October 50% refund given

  • 8 - 22 October no refund given

There will be no refund given on merchandise or community entries.

Transfers of entry to another person is allowed until 15 October. The following applies:

  • There will be no transfer of entry to the following year's event

  • Transfers will occur at the discretion of PTR staff, please get in contact before changing anything to do with your entry

Changes in event category is allowed up until 21 October. The following applies:

  • If you are taking on a larger distance you will need to pay the difference in entry fee

  • If you are reducing your distance, there will be no partial refund given

If you need to make any changes to your entry or your situation changes please get in touch with info@pirongiatrailrun.com.