Event weekend info for 2014
In the last week of March an Oxfam Trailwalker Event Guide will be sent to all participants via email. This document contains critical event info teams need to be familiar with. It is essential that you give this document a good read over.
All four team members plus two support crew must register together at The Great Lake Centre in Taupo. Registration is open from 3pm, Friday April 4, 2014.
For your own safety it is essential all team members and one of your support crew attend an event briefing held at The Great Lake Centre at any of the following times:
- Briefing 1: 4.30pm
- Briefing 2: 5.30pm
- Briefing 3: 7.00pm
- Briefing 4: 8.00pm
- Briefing 5: 9.00pm
Oxfam Trailwalker 2014 start times have been allocated. A massive shout out to the teams that increased their fundraising target to choose their start time! The remaining teams have been allocated a start time. Whether you chose your start time or not please check your allocated time through the link below. These start times are NOT changeable. Bib numbers are assigned by start time so we will know if any sneaky changes have taken place. Bibs will be given out at event registration on Friday April 4 at the Great Lake Centre, Taupo..
Each checkpoint has a designated closing time. This is not the latest arrival time … it is the closing time. Both your team and support crew must depart the checkpoint before it closes. This is to help you plan your pace to ensure you can complete the course within 36 hours.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Officially daylight savings ends Sunday April 6 when clocks are moved back 1 hour (officially 3.00am becomes 2.00am overnight from Saturday to Sunday). All event times over the Oxfam Trailwalker weekend IGNORE the end of daylight savings until the finish of the event. These checkpoint closing times are not adjusted for the end of daylight savings.
|CP||Checkpoint location||Checkpoint closure time|
|CP1||Whakaipo Bay||Saturday 5 April 12:00|
|CP2||Tauhara Pony Club||Saturday 5 April 16:00|
|CP3||Oruanui Pony Club||Saturday 5 April 18:30|
|CP4||Tongariro North Domain||Saturday 5 April 23:30|
|CP5||Taupo Gliding Club||Sunday 6 April 04:30|
|CP6||Wairakei Resort grounds||Sunday 6 April 13:00|
|CP7||Owen Delany Park||Sunday 6 April 16:30|
|Finish||Tongariro North Domain||Sunday 6 April 19:00|
Sometimes when there are hundreds of walkers and support crew vehicles around it can be hard to find everything you need at a checkpoint. Check out the site plans to orientate yourself and help your team and support crew be super organised at the event.
|CP2||Tauhara Pony Club|
|CP3||Oruanui Pony Club|
|CP4||Tongariro North Domain|
|CP5||Taupo Gliding Club|
|CP6||Wairakei Resort grounds|
|CP7||Owen Delany Park|
Keeping Oxfam Trailwalker green depends on you! Check out our sustainability tips for great ways you can help.
Hey That's Me are the official participant photographers for Oxfam Trailwalker 2014 and will be along the track taking photos of all teams. Watch out for Hey That's Me on the the course and you're sure to have memorable moments captured!
Following the event you will be able to order your photos from heythatsme.co.nz with a portion of sales being donated to Oxfam.
Here’s a few tips from the Hey That's Me crew on how to look your best for your photos on the trail:
- Keep an eye out for the photographers! We will have some signs out before you reach us so you can slow down to get ready or speed up if you want to look faster!
- Spread out! If you walk/run single file, your teammates in front will hide you! Fan out and walk abreast so the photographer can see you all!
- Look tidy! Try keep your hair under control. Hair in the face won’t get you flattering shots. Maybe tie it down with a hair tie or use a headband (or Oxfam Trailwalker Buff).
- Wear bright coloured clothing! Having vibrant colours really lifts the photos!
- Rethink your headgear! Wearing a cap/visors are paramount for sun protection, but they also create a shadow over your face on a sunny day. Perhaps you can take it off as you see the photographer up ahead!
- Running/Walking pace! Running/walking faster increases your chance of the photographer snapping a midair shot or when you are landing with your front foot. These shots make you look more awesome!
- Enthusiasm! You’re supposed to be having fun right? Wave, jump, hands in the air, thumbs up! Show everyone Oxfam Trailwalker is a piece of cake for you!
- SMILE! A smile goes a long way and will definitely make your photos shine!