FAQs About Event

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I walk the event?

Yes we also encourage walkers and when you register, please select that option when we ask how long you think it will take you to complete the distance.
At some point our volunteers will need to pack up.  Of course you can continue to walk if you are not able to make the finish in the designated 3pm cut off time. It is a public track, so you are able to continue at your own pace, we will however need to withdraw you from the race as a non finisher due to our safety plan cut off time of 3pm.

What if it is raining?

The track is at relatively low levels so we don’t anticipate heavy snow closing the track. We do however expect it to be cold and ask that athletes wear and carry sufficient clothing for this time of year.

The event will still go ahead in the event of sleet or rain. We will only cancel if there are floods or natural causes or an earthquake that has or is likely to wash away the track. The race directors decision is final.

Will you be checking the required gear?

There will not be a detailed inspection of your gear at check in UNLESS there is a serious weather warning in place. We do however highly recommend you carry adequate clothing especially if you are walking the event.

Is it possible to change my event distance?

Yes although there is a $20 admin fee.  Changes to be made in writing (email)

Can I add the transport or additional extras at a later stage?

Yes you can amend your registration details at any time, see link on footer of website or click here

Can I volunteer to help?

We can not run this event without volunteers – although we have a core of volunteers that love to help each year, but as we grow we will need more. Email event@fiordlandtrails.nz  if you are keen to help.

Will there be photos available to purchase on the day?

We are working with a local photographer and hope to have this option available – we will communicate this via the website and an email once arranged

My child is under 14 but wants to walk with me.

Medical advice and our safety plan is that we do not encourage younger children to run these distances; so although the registration excludes under 18s from the half marathon and under 14s from the 10km, it is a public footpath and families could bring children to walk with them if they felt they are capable. We are not able to stop children attending but they would not be allowed to enter officially ie no bib or official time or medal.