PARTICIPANT INFORMATION

Compulsory Kit

The Whole Hog

1 x Thermal long sleeve top

1 x Thermal pants* (non compression - long johns)

1 x Hat

1 x Pair of gloves*

1 x Tape seamed waterproof jacket with a hood

1x Head Lamp

1 x Emergency blanket

1 x Race number (incl. timing tag) to be worn at all times during event (supplied by organsiers)

1 x Water container (bladder or bottles) with minimum capacity of 2L of water at commencement of race

2 x Sources of nutrition, gels, bars, lollies, nuts etc

1 x Whistle

1x Zip Lock bag - for rubbish.

The Piglet

1 x Thermal long sleeve top

1 x Hat

1 x Pair of gloves*

1 x Tape seamed waterproof jacket with a hood

1 x Emergency blanket

1 x Race number (incl. timing tag) to be worn at all times during event (supplied by organsiers)

1 x Water container (bladder or bottles) with minimum capacity of 2L of water at commencement of race

1 x Whistle

The Teacup

1 x Race bib to be worn at all times during event

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There will be a mandatory kit check prior to the race. If you do not attend the kit check you will be unable to start the race. 

*To be confirmed at briefing - weather dependant.

Aide Stations

Aide stations will have water, nutrition (more detail to be confirmed shortly) and marshals. Some aide stations will have on site medical assistance available or be close to an aide station which does. Pre-race information sent 1 week prior to the event will specify which stations will have medical assistance on site. 

Should you wish to withdraw from the race at any point please make your way to the closest aide station and advise staff of your withdrawal. They will then facilitate your withdrawal and your return to the race village. 

The Whole Hog

7km, 14km, 17km, 27km, 39km, 51km

The Piglet

7km, 14km, 19km

The Teacup

7km

Aide Stations will be confirmed 1 week prior to the race with exact km points.

Accommodation

Camping is available in Castle Hill solely for this event. If you would like to book camping you can do so when you register. If you have already registered and need to book please email us. Camping is fully self sufficient with no water or electricity, however there will be toilets on site. 

There are limited spaces available at Mt Cheeseman Lodge. This is only open to participants taking on the Whole Hog due to road closures. 

You can also book accommodation in Castle Hill yourself, check out the Castle Hill Village website,  Airbnb or Bookabatch. There is also space available at Porters Lodge, get in touch with them here.

Conditions of Participation

The Whole Hog is a gnarly course. This shouldn't be your first ultra experience. If you are new to ultra running we suggest you take on the shorter course - The Piglet on your first time for the Valley Ultra - trust us when we say that course is still epic!

 

You must be fit and well when you undertake any of the Valley Ultra courses. We will have medical assistance on site but you must be starting the race in good condition. 

 

We understand that injuries happen and we will happily change your distance if needed. Please do not undertake these courses if you aren't 100% sure you are ready for them. The last thing we want is to be sending in the heli to pick you up. A heli ride is cool but not if you have a medical team around you! 

 

Your safety is our focus and if our medics or staff make the determination that you are not fit to start or continue on the course we will remove you. We aren't being mean - we just want you back home safe at the end of the race. No race is worth putting yourself or others in danger for. Please follow the directions of the marshals and medics at all times.

You must be over the age of 18 to take part in the Whole Hog or the Piglet. Persons between the ages of 15-16 can take part in the Teacup when accompanied by an adult for the duration of the race. Persons over the age of 16 may compete in the Teacup without an accompanying adult. An additional waiver will need to be signed at kit check for any persons under the age of 18 and must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.

Supporters

Supporters are welcome at the event, in fact, we encourage you to bring your entourage. 

The main race village will have food and drinks available to purchase. 

No pacers or external support is allow allowed for participants on the course but supporters are actively encouraged. Any assistance will result in the participant being disqualified from the event. 

Prizes

Each race finisher of the Whole Hog, the Piglet and the Teacup will receive a Finishers Medal. 

The Whole Hog

1st Male - $1500 Cash Prize & Free Entry to 2020 race

1st Female - $1500 Cash Prize & Free Entry to 2020 race

2nd Male & 2nd Female - Free Entry to 2020 race

3rd Male & 3rd Female - 1/2 Price Entry to 2020 race

The Piglet

1st Male - $500 Cash Prize & Free Entry to 2020 race

1st Female  - $500 Cash Prize & Free Entry to 2020 race

2nd Male & 2nd Female - Free Entry to 2020 race

3rd Male & 3rd Female - 1/2 Price Entry to 2020 race

The Teacup

1st Male - $100 Cash Prize & Free Entry to 2020 race

1st Female - $100 Cash Prize & Free Entry to 2020 race

2nd Male & 2nd Female - Free Entry to 2020 race

3rd Male & 3rd Female - 1/2 Price Entry to 2020 race

Age categories will be recognised for result filtering purposes, however prize categories will be overall positions for male and female.

Spot prizes will also be available - you'll hear more about this in the lead up to the event. 

You must be at prize giving to receive your prize - we will not be posting out prizes. Official results will be available shortly after the race on this website. 

CONTACT US

  Email: jessica(a)fusionevents.co.nz

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