Bridge to Bridge Ultra Marathon - 60km
The trail will take you under the Motorway Bridges where you will be directed through to the Stop Bank again with approximately 2km to go and then drop off the stop bank onto Raven Quay in Kaiapoi to smile for the Finishers photo. There are no support runners permitted for the Bridge to Bridge Ultra.
Bridge to Bridge 30 - 30km
Bridge to Bridge 15 - 15km
Bridge to Bridge 5 - 5km
Cut Off Times:
Drink and Food Stations will be located throughout the run:
The Drop Bags MUST be sealed and clearly marked with:NameEventRace NumberLocation of Bag to be taken tooE,g: Joe Bloggs, 60km, Number 100, Location ***
If you are dropping off a bag, please make sure this is sealed and nothing is loose and will fall out, as we don’t want anything falling out as we will have a large number of these at Aid Stations. No paper or plastic bags can be used for bag drops. If you are putting frozen items in your back drop, please make sure that this is sealed and will not thore out and leak. "Other competitors don't necessarily want to taste your coconut milk etc."
Please note; that there are No Bag Drops the morning of the event.
Support teams will be allowed to be at the last 3 Food Stations to support competitors and feed them. No support people will be able to be at the 15km mark for safety reasons, as the competitors are running along the road and we do not want any traffic on this road. If support people feed a competitor at Downs Road 30km Mark, they then have to leave going back out to South Eyre Road. If they then want to feed their runner at Harrs Road Stop Bank they will have to come back into this mark from South Eyre Road. No traffic is to be on the road the runners are using.
Toilet Requirements - Poo Bags
If you need to go to the toilet before you reach one of these, you will need a poo bag (best you calculate how often you believe you will need to go during the event and have sufficient bags). We’d hate to see some of our native birds to be choking on some of your finest or the Waimakariri River getting polluted.
Thank you for this and we recommend you check out the following link for some great helpful tips https://www.wildwalks.co.nz/Wild-Walks/Walks-FAQ-s/Advice-and-Information/Human-Waste-Disposal.aspx
If you have or have had symptoms of Covid-19 we request that you be tested for this prior to taking part and only taking part if you have a negative result for the Virus.
You will be running on the bank of the Waimakariri River and at this time of year the weather could change. It is close tot he shortest day of the year. You need to be prepared, the 60km Ultra Run does have some compulsory gear and the 30km will be recommended you have this. This is for your safety.
The Compulsory gear may be reduced and all competitors will be advised in the days prior to the event. Please prepare to the full compulsory gear requirements.
Compulsory Gear for all 60km competitors:
- Long sleeve top wool/polypropylene
- Thermal Hat (Beanie)
- Thermal gloves
- Waterproof jacket (seam-sealed with hood)
- Survival Blanket
- Mobile Phone – charged in a waterproof container with Race Directors number in the phone John - 027 2267769