2013 is a time of change for us all. We are a year older and the G.N.W.R. is now 7. Growing up and bigger. After much debate we have decided to introduce a 100 mile distance (160km). Thanks Jim And Amie for your continued pestering. This will start at Midday on Friday(30th),Head lamps compulsory from 6pm, with the other distances starting at their usual time on Saturday(31st). 100km and 80 km start at 6 am Sat, with a headlamp for the first lap, 50km and 60 km teams start at 9 am. Cutoff time apply as usual also, you must have commenced your last lap by 6 pm on Saturday or you won't be allowed to continue.( Headlamps again I'm afraid)
Start/Finish line has been relocated to Wet Gully Road just near the figure 8 intersection. Map is being altered as I type. The only Aid Station will be at the Figure 8 Junction so every 5 kms you can refuel. Support crews can set up be side the course as before but will have to carry things in. No vehicles(except Officals) will be allowed past the Hoffmans Dam road corner.
Race briefing will be 20 minutes before your event start and all runners must attend. No show, no go. Race registration will be as follows: 100 mile, Wet Gully Rd, Friday morning from 10 am/ All other Distances Naseby Town hall on Friday Night between 7 pm>9:30 pm. Prizegiving will be held in the Naseby Town Hall cnr of Leven & Council Sts on Sunday Morning from 8:30 am. Look forward to seeing you all.
Naseby, where the race is based, is a wonderful town, rich in gold mining history, set in the scenic Maniototo plains. It hosts New Zealand's only Ice Luge (open to the public) and the only dedicated indoor Curling venue in the country. If you try your hand at Curling and don't show any talent you can always console yourself with a dram at one of the local hotels afterwards!
Less than an hour from Alexandra, or an hour and a half from Queenstown, Naseby is a great jumping off point for a trip to the adventure playground that is Central Otago. With the Cardrona, Coronet Peak, Remarkables, Treble Cone and Waiorau Ski-fields all close at hand this is the perfect opportunity to combine an Ultra-marathon with some breathtaking sightseeing and outdoor adventure.
You can find information about the race format, its location, the surrounding area, past events and race records here. You can also enter online or contact us with any questions and view a gallery of images from previous years ultramarathon events. For links to tips on Ultramarathon preparation or participation you can look here.
If we've missed something out, or you need help organising your trip, please let us know.