PARTICIPANT INFO 

 MANDATORY KIT

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 race briefing - weather dependent

 WHOLE HOG 

1 x Thermal long sleeve top

1 x Thermal pants (non-compression)

1 x Thermal hat/Buff

1 x Thermal gloves*

1 x Seam sealed waterproof jacket with a hood

1 x Seam sealed waterproof long pants*

1 x Emergency thermal bag

1 x Race number to be worn at all times during event (supplied)

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

2 x Sources of nutrition (e.g. Tailwind Nutrition, bars, lollies)

1 x Whistle

1 x Face mask/covering

 PIGLET

1 x Thermal long sleeve top

1 x Thermal hat/Buff

1 x Thermal gloves*

1 x Seam sealed waterproof jacket with a hood

1 x Emergency thermal bag

1 x Race number to be worn at all times during event (supplied)

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

1 x Whistle

1 x Face mask/covering

 TEACUP 

1 x Thermal long sleeve top*

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

1 x Face mask/covering

 AID STATIONS 

Aid stations will have water, Tailwind Endurance Fuel and a selection of high-energy nutrition. Some aid stations will have on site medical assistance available or be close to an aid station which does. Pre-race information sent 1 week prior to the event will specify which aid 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 aid station and advise staff of your withdrawal. They will then facilitate your withdrawal and your return to the race village. 

Whole Hog

5.5km, 14km, 20km, 28km, 44km, 53km

The Piglet

5.5km, 14km, 20km

The Teacup

5.5km

Aid Stations will be confirmed 1 week prior to the race with exact km points and nutrition provided.

 ACCOMMODATION 

*ACCOMMODATION IS NOW CLOSED*

 

Camping is available in Castle Hill Village solely for this event. If you would like to book a campsite, you can do so when you register. If you have already registered and need to book a campsite then 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 Forest Lodge. This is only open to participants taking on the Whole Hog due to planned road closures. 

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

 CONDITIONS 

The Whole Hog is a gnarly course. This shouldn't be your first ultra experience. If you are new to ultra running then 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 helicopter 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 then 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. 

 

Come chill with the Selwyn Libraries Edge Connector Vehicle, while you wait for your friends and loved ones to finish the Valley Ultra. Grab something to read, have a virtual reality experience (13+ years), take part in some friendly competition with our giant games or create a medal to adorn your competitors with as they cross the finish line!

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. 

*Please note, spectators are unfortunately not permitted at the event under COVID-19 Alert Level 2 restrictions.

 PRIZES 
 WHOLE HOG 

1st Male & Female

$1500 cash & free entry to 2022

2nd Male & Female

Free entry to 2022

3rd Male & Female

Half price entry to 2022

 PIGLET

1st Male & Female

$500 cash & free entry to 2022

2nd Male & Female

Free entry to 2022

3rd Male & Female

Half price entry to 2022

 TEACUP 

1st Male & Female

$100 cash & free entry to 2022

2nd Male & Female

Free entry to 2022

3rd Male & Female

Half price entry to 2022

 RACE TIMES
(COVID-19 Alert Level 1)
 
 WHOLE HOG 

Kit check and Registration:

Fri 26 Nov 3pm-7pm

Race Briefing:

Fri 26 Nov 7:05pm

Race Check in:

Sat 27 Nov 5:45am

Race Start:

Sat 27 Nov 6am

 PIGLET

Kit check and Registration:

Fri 26 Nov 3pm-7pm or

Sat 27 Nov 6:15am - 7:45am

Race Briefing:

Sat 27 Nov 7:45am

Race Check in:

Sat 27 Nov 7:50am

Race Start:

Sat 27 Nov 8am

 TEACUP 

Registration:

Fri 26 Nov 3pm-7pm or

Sat 27 Nov 6:15am - 9:00am

Race Briefing:

Sat 27 Nov 9:20am

Race Check in:

Sat 27 Nov 9:20am

Race Start:

Sat 27 Nov 9:30am

 RACE TIMES
(COVID-19 Alert Level 2)
 

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

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

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 WHOLE HOG 

Kit Check and Registration:

Wave 1: Fri 26 Nov (6:00pm-7:00pm)

Castle Hill Village Green

Wave 2: Sat 27 Nov (5:15am-6:00am)

Castle Hill Village Green

Optional: Sat 20 Nov (9:00am-12:00pm)

Further Faster (Christchurch)

*All waves can attend this pre-event race pack pick up at Further Faster

Race Briefing:

Online (details to follow)

Entry to Start Pen:

Wave 1: Sat 27 Nov (5:55am)

Wave 2: Sat 27 Nov (6:10am)

Race Start:

Wave 1: Sat 27 Nov (6:00am)

Wave 2: Sat 27 Nov (6:15am)

 PIGLET

Kit Check and Registration:

Wave 1: Fri 26 Nov (7:00pm-8:00pm)

Castle Hill Village Green

Wave 2: Sat 27 Nov (6:15am-7:00am)

Castle Hill Village Green

Wave 3: Sat 20 Nov (9:00am-12:00pm) Further Faster (Christchurch)

*All waves can attend this pre-event race pack pick up at Further Faster

Race Briefing:

Online (details to follow)

Entry to Start Pen:

Wave 1: Sat 27 Nov (6:55am)

Wave 2: Sat 27 Nov (7:10am)

Wave 3: Sat 27 Nov (7:25am)

Race Start:

Wave 1: Sat 27 Nov (7:00am)

Wave 2: Sat 27 Nov (7:15am)

Wave 3: Sat 27 Nov (7:30am)

 TEACUP 

Registration:

Wave 1: Sat 27 Nov (7:30am-8:00am)

Castle Hill Village Green

Wave 2: Sat 27 Nov (7:45am-8:15am)

Castle Hill Community Hall

Optional: Sat 20 Nov (9:00am-12:00pm)

Further Faster (Christchurch)

*All waves can attend this pre-event race pack pick up at Further Faster

Race Briefing:

Online (details to follow)

Entry to Start Pen:

Wave 1: Sat 27 Nov (8:10am)

Wave 2: Sat 27 Nov (8:25am)

Race Start:

Wave 1: Sat 27 Nov (8:15am)

Wave 2: Sat 27 Nov (8:30am)

*Please note, all athletes will be contacted regarding their allocated start wave

 ULTRA NZ 

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