FAQ

Where DO I COLLECT MY SERIES PACK?

Series Packs can be collected from 11am at the Shakespear Regional Park Event in the Registration Tent

For those of you not entered in Shakespear   - why not??!  - these will also be available for collection at Hunua. 

I have entered a Auckland XTERRA Series Event, is there anything I need to do before the event day?

Nothing, apart from training and reading your pre event email which will arrive the week leading up to the event.

The Auckland XTERRA events are structured to be as effective with your time as possible. So registration (picking up your race number) is done before your event on Sunday morning (open from 1.5 hrs before your race start), and all you need to register is your name, don't worry about printing and bringing along your online confirmation (we like to make it easy for you).

What are the age restrictions for children?

13yrs to 18yrs – Guardians permission required.

12yrs and under – Child must be accompanied by guardian. This means at least one parent/guardian must be with the child on course and is responsible for their safety and wellbeing at all times.

 

Can I increase/change my distance option throughout the series?

Yes, you sure can. If you changing for a one off event, please see the registration team on the morning of the event before your run/walk and they will issue you with a new bib and transponder. If you are changing for the rest of the series flick us an email. (Remember if you are interested in series points you must do 5 events in the same distance option)

 

I plan on walking most of the course, and jogging some bits when I feel good - do I enter as a walker or runner?

You enter as a runner. The walking category is for people that are going to walk 100% of the course, and these people want to gauge themselves against other people that walk only.

 

I am injured and cannot do the event, what can I do?

Individual entries can you get in touch with us at least 7 days before your event, we can credit the money you have already paid (less a $15 admin fee) towards any Total Sport event in the next 12 months. If you can't make an event, email Registrations (you cannot transfer your entry to another person).

 

What happens if I have entered the series but can't continue with the series?

As per the waiver, you cannot transfer your entry to another person, however, we can credit the proportionate amount of the remaining events (needs to be 2+ events) in the Series (less the cost of the Series Pack and a $15 admin fee) email Registrations.

 

I have entered the series but can't make the odd event for whatever reason, would are my options?

As per above if you are injured and cannot complete the reminder of the series, we can issue you a credit for the remaining events. However no credit will be given if you simple can't make it to the odd event for whatever reason, email Registrations.

 

How do the series points work?

The points system is simply done on your time behind the winner (in your distance/gender/age group). So in any given event, the winner in each age category will score zero, and then everyone else will ‘score' the time they were behind the winner.

To be eligible to win the series you must participate in at least 5 events (in the same distance option); the person with the lowest accumulated time over 5 events being the winner! That's right - your best 5 results count, so if you come to all 6 events you can ditch your worst 2 results, giving you a good advantage in the over-all series.

 

What are the age group categories?

  • Junior - Under 13
  • Teens - 13 to 19 years
  • Open - 20 to 39 years
  • Master - 40 to 49 years
  • Vet - 50 to 59 years
  • Legend - 60+ years

 

How does prize giving work during this series?

We know your time is important, so we do not keep you hanging around for a prize giving at each event. Instead what we do is give away our awesome stash of spot prizes randomly as people cross the line.

Following the Auckland XTERRA Trail Run/Walk Series, we will have a very relaxed prize giving night at a local bar, where everyone is welcome to have a drink to celebrate another great Auckland XTERRA Series, and to acknowledge the Series winners in each category.

 

If I enter the series as part of a team can I change my entry to someone else if I cannot make an event?

Unfortunately not, team members will no longer be able to transfer their entry to another person if they cannot make an event, like they have been able to in the past. (Sorry, but this was just getting out of control!)

 

Can I bring my dog (on a lead)?

Unfortunately dogs are now prohibited from running with you on course during the events.

Whilst we LOVE our four legged friends dearly, they can cause a hazard for other participants and the safety of everyone must be our primary focus. 

However, some locations (as below) do allow them at Event Base. So feel free to bring them along, as long as they've got someone to look after them whilst you run - there's always a dropped sausage or 2 needing cleaning up!

Friendly, sausage loving dogs (on a lead) are welcome at: Riverhead Forest, Totara Park, Waiuku Forest and Hunua Ranges

 

What should my mandatory equipment list consist of for the Hunua Ranges and Waharau Regional Park events?

  • Thermal Hat (Buff acceptable)
  • Spare long-sleeve thermal top (ie. if you are wearing one, you also need to be carrying one)
  • Thermal Tights
  • Full-fingered gloves
  • Waterproof and Windproof Jacket
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Whistle
  • Safety Blanket