event three

Saturday - 5th May

There’s nothing quite like trail running in the dark! Makara Peak has a fantastic network of trails with great under foot conditions and high quality trails making it an ideal location for XTERRA night running. We mark the trails extra well and illuminate the tricky bits giving you a great night out running or walking under the stars.

venue

Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park

distances

Long (11km) and Short (6km). Short Course is open to Walkers.

getting there

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important

Registration is held at Karori West Normal School. From there you will walk up to the start line (there will be a Bag Drop available at Registration) at the end of Saint Albans Avenue, and the finish line is at the MTB Park carpark on South Karori Road. There is no parking available at the finish line, but there is parking available on streets around the venue and on the School playing field just a little further up Allington Road.

Registration starts at 4.30pm and will close at 5.30pm. Race briefing in the School Hall at 5.40pm, and Start Times will be 6pm (Long Course) and 6.10pm (Short Course)
long course
11 km

Start at Saint Albans Avenue – Easy incline up Snake Charmer – Hard right into pinch climb up Ridgeline Extension – Solid incline up Smokin’ – Solid incline up North Face – Left into pinch climb up Snake Charmer – Pass Makara Peak, veer left to fast descent down Snake Charmer – Hard right down Tower 18 Connector – Hard left onto Sally Alley, technical easy descent – Continue onto – Koru, easy technical descent – Hard left onto Live Wires, easy incline – Continue onto Tower 19 Connector – Turn right onto SWIGG and Starfish, – Easy descent to Finish Line at MTB Park Carpark

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medium course
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short course
6 km

Start at Saint Albans Avenue – Easy incline up Snake Charmer – Left down Tower 18 Connector – Hard left onto Sally Alley, easy technical descent – Continue onto Koru, easy technical descent – Hard left onto Tower 19 Connector – Turn right onto SWIGG and Starfish – easy descent to Finish Line at MTB Park Carpark

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