Frequently Asked Questions

29 September 2019. Photo by John Cowpland / alphapix

What time does it start?

The race will start at Bayview Fire Station at 5am with race briefing at 4:45am, and the race should be finished by 5pm with prizegiving at 5.30pm.

Expected start times for each leg found here …: http://www.hbhundy.nz/rules/

When can my team pick up the race pack?

Race packs can be collected from the Hastings Fire Station on Thursday 24th September between 4-6pm or Friday 25th September between 5-6pm.

Your team list waiver form, with ALL team members, team managers and support driver names and signatures must be handed over when collecting race pack.

There will be a team managers briefing on Friday 25th September at 6pm at the Hastings Fire Station. This is where team managers will get any last-minute information regarding the race and can ask any questions.

What if we have changes to our team?

Your team manager will receive a team list waiver form once registered. Your final team list with names and signatures must be handed over when collecting your race pack.

Changes to your team manager (the HB Hundy point of contact) can occur any time before Thursday 24th September, just email the event organiser – erin.tahau@fireandemergency.nz.

What are the distances for each leg?

Distance range between approximately 5km – 10km.

All distances and leg descriptions can be found here: http://www.hbhundy.nz/course-info/

Can some or all of my team walk the race?

Yes you can. We have the cut off times at each transition leg to accommodate those that may be slower.

Cut off time: 

Each leg has a cut off time. This allows the race to be kept contained without it getting too stretched out.

If your runner/walker has finished their leg before the cut off time, they just tag their next teammate and that runner/walker starts their leg (normal relay style).

If your runner/walker has not finished their leg by the cut off time, then your next team member who is waiting to begin their leg will be started at the allocated cut off time. When your runner does arrive at the transition point, their time will be calculated accordingly and added to their team’s overall time. Most teams will be able to make the cut off times, but it also means those teams that are a bit slower can still take part and won’t be running the whole way on their own.

What if myself or a team mate doesn’t make it to the transition before the cut off time?

Don’t stress. The cut off times are put in place to ensure the race doesn’t get too stretched out. If you or your team mate hasn’t arrived at the transition before the cut off time, your next runner will leave, and when you runner does arrive at the end of their leg, the team time will be calculated accordingly.

Can someone run two legs in a row?

No. With an event that is 100km long it is important from a Health and Safety perspective that all participants are contained in a set area throughout the course. This ensures that Traffic Management is always where it needs to be and is protecting participants without being too stretched out. The cut off times and Holding Pens are put in place to accommodate this. There must always be a change of runner at each transition.

How does my whole team get around the course?

It is the responsibility of each team to get themselves to each transition and around the course. We suggest you have a minivan that carts your team around. Each team will be given ‘Transition Parking Tickets’ that will allow one vehicle per team into certain transition parking areas.
This is to encourage less cars on the course, and around transition areas.

Can two people from one team do the same leg together?

If you have a team member who is wanting support during their leg, a support person can join them.
If the support person is already part of the team roster, they will be covered under the waiver that they signed. If not, then the support person will be doing so at their own risk.
Only one team member is to wear the race bib on any one leg, and that team member is the only one to enter the transition chute.

Can one person be in two teams?

Yes. However, it will take some organising on your part. It may pay to do an early leg for one team and a later leg for another, just to ensure you are at the start of your transitions in time.

Can my child/children join me on my leg?

It is strongly advised to not have children on the course. There are sections on the course that involve crossing roads, but NO roads will be closed and NO traffic will be stopped. If a runner is to have their children join them on the course, they are doing so at their own risk.

Please also note that we have worked out our estimated timings for each leg. There is an expectation that race participants will be able to uphold a pace of 10min/km. This is to ensure that the race keeps moving and stays within the 12 hour time frame.

Can my child who is under 18 run a leg?

If a participant is under 18, their parent or guardian must sign on their behalf and be support for that child during their leg (either joining them on course or keeping in regular contact from a support vehicle throughout that leg).