Tauranga Bay Spectator Areas
When: 10am, Saturday April 4th, 2020. Register from 9 - 9:30am
Where: Tui Dellaca Reserve, Tauranga Bay, Westport
Who’s it for: Anyone aged between 10 and 18.
Teams of Two – competitors do not need to be the same age or gender.
Cost: $80 per team of two
Race Challenges: Cross country running, mountain biking, abseiling, rock climbing a little caving and plenty of mud.
Prizegiving: will be held at the start / finish area at approx 4.00pm after the last team have completed the course.
The information below will help you to get the most from your day at Cape Fear. Please read it carefully, and refer back to it if needed. If you have any further queries regarding the event please contact Glenn on 027 2460940 or email
This race is intended to be challenging, so please make sure your competitors are adequately prepared. In the history of Cape Fear there has only ever been one team that has not finished the course, and this was due to injury, so it's doable but hard, particularly for the younger competitors.
BIKES - you are responsible for ensuring that the bikes you bring to the event are safe to use. The best way to do this is to get them checked at your local bike shop prior to the race. If we see bikes that are clearly unsafe we will not be allowing them on the course.
COMPULSORY EQUIPMENT - Every competitor must carry or wear the following throughout the event: Bike Helmet, polyproplyene top, jacket if it is a rainy day.
All teams must report to the registration tent before 9:20am to collect their race number. A race briefing will be given at 9:45am. All competitors must attend this briefing.
Competitors will receive a food bag at the finish line as part of their race entry. Food will be available for sale at the start / finish area. This is provided by a local school group as a fundraiser, so please support them if possible.
Performance prizes will be given to first place teams in each section only. All competitors will enter the spot prize draw – however you must be at the prize giving to receive a spot prize.
The prizegiving is held shortly after the last competitors have crossed the line. This means the faster teams have quite a wait for the prizegiving, but it also means the slowest team comes in to an atmosphere that makes it worthwhile for them, so please respect the effort they are putting in and wait patiently for these last teams to complete the course.
Parents and supporters - the race organisers need to focus on the safety of competitors out on the course. Experience would tell us that sometimes parents and siblings are our biggest hazard as they try to find places to spy on their kids. Please don't be one of the those parents this year! The safest thing to do is stay at the start / finish area or the transition area at the Star Tavern, and leave the kids to enjoy themselves the rest of the way around the course. The orange areas on the maps below indicate where you can watch your kids in safety without getting in the way.
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