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, new XTERRA Auckland Series neckwarmer and Macpac VIP discount keytag!
No need to line up every event morning to collect your race number and timing chip, collect at the first event and you get to keep them for the whole series!
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….
SERIES PACK PICK UP - nEW FOR 2019!
Beat the event day queues (or at least queue in the warm and dry....!), save yourself some time on event morning and pick your race number and timing chip ahead of the day
Come join us at the instore collection nights to collect your Series Hoody, neckwarmer and be amongst the first to get your hands on you Macpac VIP discount keytag which gives you access to Macpac VIP pricing! Ensuring you’re always getting the best possible price on Macpac product. The store will be open until 7pm just for us, and the Macpac crew will be ready and waiting to help you get kitted out for winter, this is the first chance to use your exclusive discount and get ready for the cold, wet event day mornings you love!
Instore collection nights will be held at:
Macpac Newmarket Store (255 Broadway, Newmarket) Tuesday 14th May 4pm – 7pm
Macpac Albany Store (16/140 Don McKinnon Dr, Albany) Wednesday 15th May 4pm – 7pm
No need to print anything off, all we need for collection is your name! You are also welcome to collect for friends and family to save them a job on event day.
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.
When you get to the Event Base on the Sunday morning, just head to one of the following places to pick up your race number and timing chip:
SERIES ENTRY - PRE REGISTERED
If you've entered the whole Auckland XTERRA Series, on the morning of the event, simply head to your own Series Entrant Registration Tent. Your name and race number are on the Series Board in front of the black tent and you help yourself to your race number with attached timing transponder.
If you're changing distance this weekend grab your race number/timing transponder and give it to the Total Sport staff member in your tent who will give you a new race number/transponder for your new distance. We recommend checking into this area at least 45 minutes prior to your scheduled start time.
INDIVIDUAL EVENT - PRE REGISTERED
If you've only entered one/a few of the XTERRA events, please head to the Pre-Registered area to collect your event bib and timing transponder. Our team will split the registrations alphabetically by surname e.g. A to G, H to O & P to Z. We recommend checking into this area at least 45 minutes prior to your scheduled start time.
REGISTER ON THE DAY
If you haven't yet entered the event, simply head to the On The Day Registrations Area. Ideally Cash is the preferred payment method as we can't guarantee Eftpos terminal reception at all the locations. Don't panic if you don't have cash, though, we can take Credit Card details on the day and will process these on the Tuesday after the event. We recommend checking into this area at least 45 minutes prior to your scheduled start time.
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