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 2019 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.
Individual bike categories - 13km, 20km, 27km
Individual walk or run categories - 18km, 12km, 5km
1.5km run or bike course for younger kids
Team event called the ‘Whitehorse Challenge’
Scroll down to register for an event, you can do it online or download a PDF and send back.
Register before Tuesday 19 February 2019 to receive a custom printed race bib. Entries after the 19th will incur a late payment fee of $15.
Family Fun 13km MTB Ride
Victoria Park (TBC) 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 2019 $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 2019 $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, down Link track to DOC land returning passed the whitehorse 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, following farm tracks back to Garlands Road and returning to Victoria Park.
Under 18 at Jan 1st 2019 $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
Our run and walk courses are the same as last year, apart from the kids 1.5km. 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 2019
12km Run or Walk
Still a challenging course, but accessible to everyone.
$30 for adults
Under 16 at Jan 1 2019 $10
Minimum age limit 12 years old
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