Getting ready for year 10 , WHAT, ALREADY!!!!. We have 13 Entries for next year so far, with 8 of them being MILERS..... Good Lord !!!
As you may be aware we have decided to not have the teams at Naseby next year, for a variety of reasons, the main one being 30 km is not an Ultra, so we are sorry folks, as it was quite a good wee hard hit out enjoyed by many. Feel free to step up to the 50, you don't have to run so fast.......
Race Weekend is as usual on the Last Weekend of August, 26th, 27th, & 28th August 2016
START TIMES HAVE ALL BEEN BROUGHT FORWARD
Milers start 10 am Friday 26th August ( registration from 0800 at Wet Gully Road startline, race briefing at 0940 )
100 km, 80 km & 50 km will all start at 0500 so you will all need headlamps for 2 hours, it is dark till about 0700 am, but running in a chilly Naseby dawn is quite special. The earlier start will help the 100 kms reach the 6 pm cuttoff. I know we say this every year but we will be enforceing them in 2016. You must have started your last lap by then and take your headlamp back out with you.
Race registration for you guys, 100/80/50 km, will be at the Naseby Town Hall on Friday Nite from 0600 pm until 0830 pm, or at the start line prior to your start at 0500am. Race briefing is at 0440
Start / Finish Line is the same as last year in Wet Gully Rd just near the Figure 8 intersection. Course is unchanged. Conditions will be different to last year, they always are !!!!
The only Aid Station is at the figure 8 Junction so every 5 kms you can refuel. Support crews can set up beside the course as before but will have to carry things in. No vehicles ( except those with Offical Blessing ) are allowed past the Hoffmans Dam Road Corner after 0900 am Friday.
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 both Queenstown and Dunedin International Airports, 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.