Kauri Classic - 30KM
KAURI CLASSIC - 30 KM
The run is designed as a challenging and varied trail run with a number of distinct stages.
- Stage 1 – the Harray Track
- Stage 2 – Flays / The Old Colville Road
- Stage 3 - Tokatea Track
- Stage 4 – The Kaipawa
- Stage 5 – The Success
The run starts and finishes in Coromandel Town. It takes runners over the Harray Track, up Flays Road and on to the historic "Old Colville Road".
This is a rugged technical section that follows the 300m contour line for around 5km.
Runners are rewarded with 360 degree views of the Pacific ocean and Hauraki Gulf along the ridge-line of the Coromandel spine before the toughest and highest part of the course, the Kaipawa, which reaches 586m above sea level.
The final stretch is a glorious 4km downhill along the historic Success track, followed by a short run into town and the finish line.
Its one of the most challenging 30km trail runs on the calendar but the rewards for finishing make all that effort worthwhile.
Please find below detailed competitor notes and race maps for each distance. Please click on links below, print off and read carefully. These notes will help you prepare for your event. They also contain important safety messages.
The main competition will be for the overall mens and womens quickest time in each event. The first three positions will be recognised. Age Category winners for men and women will also be recognised in each event.
The winners of each competition will receive a beautiful kauri bowl
RUNNERS AND WALKERS KAURI CLASSIC - 30KM
These events start so at Jack's Point near Coromandel town on Saturday Morning at 9.00am. The Race Briefing is at 8.45am.
The weather in Coromandel in May is generally settled but conditions can get very cold, wet and windy up on the Coromandel ranges at any time of the year. For this reason you must carry or wear a windproof jacket and polyprop or merino top and carry a survival blanket with you. You will also need to carry a fully charged cell phone with you. It is a long race and we recommend you carry enough water and food for the duration of the race. There will be a number of water and R-Line electrolyte stops on route with some limited refreshments. The race is supported by a comprehensive safety plan.
WATER AND FUEL STOPS
These will be provided at the following points :
- End of Old Colville Road (14km)
- Top of Kennedy Bay Hill (21km)
There will be water and R-Line electrolytes available along with bananas and oranges
Each competitor will be provided with a race number which must be visible at all times.
The race will be supported by comprehensive safety backup including land based marshals and paramedic support on the course.
CONSIDERATION FOR THE LAND
To enable us to run this event we have sought permission from a number of private landowners, DOC and other interested parties. It is important that we treat the land that we pass through with respect. To this end it is a compulsory requirement that everyone carry out their own rubbish.
KAURI CLASSIC - 30 KM - COURSE PROFILE