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
There are two start times for Oxfam Trailwalker: 6:00am and 7:00am. Please check your allocated time before the event. Start times are not changeable. Bib numbers are assigned by start time so we will know if any sneaky changes have taken place. Final allocated start times will be announced here in March.
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|
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