Choose your event and register!
Enter an event, or come along on the day to support the competitors and enjoy the festival like atmosphere at Victoria Park, Waimate.
It's the perfect way to kick off 2020 after the silly season! Start training now if you're entering a challenging event. Alternatively, enter the 5km walk or run and use it as the starting point for your year of fitness ahead.
It's a great day out, the atmosphere is amazing and the whole family can take part. Funds raised go to selected charitable causes and to further develop the amazing tracks in the District.
Make a weekend of it, for accommodation options, where to eat and what to do in Waimate click here.
Click HERE to register.
Register before 5pm on Sunday the 23rd of February 2020 to receive a custom printed race bib with your name printed on it.
Entries received after this time, up to and including race day, will incur a late payment fee of $15.
Online entries close 8pm Friday 28th February.
Individual bike categories - 5km, 13km, 20km, 27km
Individual walk or run categories - 18km, 12km, 5km
1.5km run or bike course for younger kids
Duathlon - 12km run and 20km MTB
Team event called the ‘Whitehorse Challenge’
Solo Elite Challenge - 18km run and 27km MTB
We like to mix our tracks up every year to keep it fun. We're constantly building new tracks and improving the existing ones. This year we have four MTB events to choose from. There is something for everyone - the new 5km beginner ride, right through to the longest ride of 27km which takes in our most recent track - The Twisted Monster.
5km Beginners MTB Ride
New for 2020! This 5km mountain bike ride is a great introductory event ride for the younger ones or those new to mountain bike events. This ride will start on the upper section of Mill Road and will take in some of the lower parts of the Big Easy tracks before heading towards the finish line at Victoria Park.
NOTE: This event starts at a different location and you will need to be able to make your own way there. You may choose to bike to the start location or be dropped off by a vehicle. More details will be available closer to the event. Map coming soon.
$10 all ages
Family Fun 13km MTB Ride
Victoria Park to the start of the Whitehorse Big Easy trail via Garlands Track and Road. Part way up the Whitehorse Big Easy exit onto private land and ride down 75% of Mad Max following farm tracks back to Garlands Road and returning to Victoria Park.
Under 18 at Jan 1st 2020 $20
To the Top 20km MTB Ride
Victoria Park to the start of the Whitehorse Big Easy trail via Garlands Track and Road. Ride all the way to the Whitehorse and then turn for home coming back via Wriggly Beast, Rosewood Loop, Filthy Animal (top section) onto private land, down air strip, full length of Mad Max down, following farm tracks back to Garlands Road and returning to Victoria Park.
Under 18 Jan 1st 2020 $30
Real Deal 27km MTB Ride
Victoria Park to the start of the Whitehorse Big Easy trail via Garlands Track and road. Ride up and past the Whitehorse, then looping back to the Wriggly Beast, Rosewood Loop, Filthy Animal (top section) onto private land, down Grassy Ridge, up Brave Heart, up Winstons through Big Dip, up Dairy Lane, down air strip, full length of Mad Max down, then joining the Big Easy again for a second climb to ride Twisted Monster, then onto farm tracks back to Garlands Road and returning to Victoria Park.
2020 27km MTB map coming soon.
Under 18 at Jan 1st 2020 $35
Grab a mate, one of you does the 27km MTB course, and the other the 18km run. It's always an exciting event as teams compete for the glory of winning the coveted Whitehorse Challenge Trophy.
New for 2020! Enter the duathlon as an individual and run the 12km track then jump on your bike and take on the 20km MTB course.
Note - you will start with the 12km runners and complete the run. You will then start the 20km MTB when this event officially starts (so depending on how fast you are, you may have time to change your kit or have a snack). Your two event times will then be combined to give you an overall duathlon event time.
Our run and walk courses are the same as last year. The 18km run takes you all the way to the top of the White Horse Hill, with stunning views. The popular 5km run or walk course that's achievable for all ages and abilities, and the 12km course which is somewhere in between.
Similar to the open bike, the run offers some testing hills, private farm tracks and a great view from the top of the Whitehorse Hill.
$45 - minimum age 16 at Jan 1 2020
12km Run or Walk
Still a challenging course, but accessible to everyone.
$30 for adults
Under 16 at Jan 1 2020 $10
5km Run or Walk
It starts flat and meanders under trees along Naylors and Garlands Track, then a gradual uphill and easy descent to make your way back to the finish line! It's all on public land so you can start training at anytime. A really scenic course and achievable, low cost entry, no excuse not to join in! Child friendly.
$10 all ages
1.5km Run or Bike
This event is for the younger members of the family, winding their way around the venue. It's a great way to get them involved.
$5 all ages