Join us for Auckland’s favourite trail run & walk series and keep fit and active over the winter months! A great series for the whole family.
We've made it easy for you to gather the entire gang, irrespective of varying fitness and age levels, and head out of the city for an action-packed family outing. The Mid and Short courses are available as walks too, so you may get to stretch out in the long or super long while your partner takes a wee whipper snapper or two around the mid or short course.
Short course, 5-8km (walk or run)
Mid course, 10-14km (walk or run)
Long course, 16-20km (run only)
Super long course, 20km+ (run only)
What’s the benefit of becoming a one of our VIP Series Participants?
Get the much coveted Series Hoody!
No need to line up on event morning to collect your race number and timing chip, you get your very own Series Tent.
You become the proud owner of a Total Sport reusable cup to be used at the drink stations - because we’re banishing the disposable cups.
Motivation to keep fit through winter by committing yourself to at least ONE run every three weeks!
Complete ALL 6 events in the Series and become the proud recipient of the very gorgeous Series Finisher Medal….
For all our competitive trail runner and walkers, to be eligible to win the Auckland XTERRA Series, you must participate in a minimum of 5 events in the same distance option. The person with the lowest accumulated time over 5 events will be the winner! If you come to all 6 events you can ditch your worst result, giving you a good advantage in the overall series.
The points system will be 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.
All participants will gather points throughout the Series whether you are a "Series Entrant" or have entered the races Individually.
Following the Auckland XTERRA Series, we will have a very relaxed prize giving and celebration where everyone is welcome to have a drink to celebrate another great Auckland XTERRA Series, and to acknowledge the Series winners in each category
IMPORTANT TEAMS INFORMATION
The 2019 Auckland XTERRA Trail Run/Walk Series teams challenge is open to any group of people (corporate, mates, training group, school, family etc.) as long as you have a minimum of five people (no limit) running at each event of the series.
Stay fit over winter, get out of the concrete jungle and discover some of Auckland's most stunning trail-running spots, hang out with your mates and build staff morale and loyalty. It's as social or competitive as you want it to be and distance options cater for all levels.
HOW THE TEAM CHALLENGE WORKS
Enter at least 5 team members or more (there is no limit to the number of team members) into each individual event of the series or the same team members into the full series
Team members can run (all distance options) or walk (short or mid) whichever distance option they want to
No matter how many of the team compete on the day, your top 5 points across all distance options will be put towards your leader board score over all 6 events
HOW THE POINTS SYSTEM WORKS
We apply a factor to individual results to make them fair when used as team results. The multiplication factor will depend on what distance option you did. The following factors will be used to work out your team points:
1/4 for Super Long run (based on average winning time approx. 2 hours)
1/3 for Long run (based on average winning time approx. 1.5 hours)
1/2 for the Mid run/walk (based on average winning time approx. 1 hour)
1 for the Short run/walk (based on average winning time of approx. 30 mins)
(i.e. this is what your individual points will be multiplied by to give you your team's points. So, in the example above. Short course runner: 3.00 x 1 = 3.00. Super long runner: 12.00 x ¼ = 3.00)
The teams' points for each of the 6 rounds will be calculated by adding up the best 5 individual team scores from the team members in each team. The overall winning team will then be the team with the lowest total score when all 6 rounds scores are added together at the end of the series.
Note: If you are running as part of a team, you are still eligible for individual placings for the series, providing you stay in the same distance option over at least 5 events.
HOW TO REGISTER YOUR TEAM
You will need to 'Create a Group' on the first page of the registration system. Once the group has been set up, share the unique link with your group members and they will automatically be added to your team. If registering on the day of the event, please write the team name on the registration form.
If you have already registered and would like to be added to a team, please email Registrations with your first, last name and the team name.
Each team member can pay individually when they register or you/the school/the company pays for all registration fees. If you/the school/the company pays for all registration fees, you have the option of paying for the full amount by credit card in your group/team registration or we can invoice you for the full amount.
Please contact us if you have any questions.
We have many schools using the series as their NZEA assessment. It is the perfect platform to assess their improvement over the 6 events (5 months) or to assess each student in the class at an individual event. Each student wears their own timing transponder. After the event, the teacher is able to look up each student on our timing website for each student's results. We can provide the NZEA guidelines of which standard your students will have achieved.
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.
The following age group categories will be in place for this event.
Junior - under 13 years
Teens - 13 to 19 years
Open - 20 to 39 years
Master - 40 to 49 years
Vet - 50 to 59 years
Legend - 60+ years
Age is as at the first event date - 19th May 2019