Cancelled due to COVID-19.
This relay is one of the oldest road relays held in New Zealand and still running on a State Highway. The first relay was on 17th September 1982 and has been competed for annually since without a break.
The course has had only minor changes mainly in Havelock for safety reasons. We have teams coming from all over New Zealand to compete and have a fun day into the bargain.
This event is a 5 person relay starting at Waitohi Domain, Picton finishing in Havelock outside the Havelock Hotel.
The relay was for runners only until 2002 when due to popular demand we introduced a walkers grade. The walkers are not refereed so it is social walking.
Team Entry $125 | On-line Entry for 2020 opening May 2020
The race is limited to a maximum of 80 teams participating (incl. walkers teams)
Open Men, Veteran Men (35 plus)
Open Women, Veteran Women (35 plus)
Junior Men Or Women(19 & under)
Social Runners (incl. mixed teams)
(All competitors must be aged 14 or above on Race Day)
LEG1: Picton to Wedge Point. 5,100 metres (Undulating, then steady climb)
RUNNER: If you are not at Wedge Point at 35 minutes running time, your leg 2 runners will be mass started. The bus will wait for you at Wedge Point. Leg 1 Map
LEG2: Wedge Point to Momorangi Bay. 8,600 metres (Downhill, then undulating)
RUNNER: If you are not at Momorangi Bay by 1 hour 20 minutes running time, your leg 3 runner will be in a mass start. Your support vehicle must wait for you to finish. Leg 2 Map
LEG 3: Momorangi Bay to Linkwater. 8,100 metres (Flat and fast)
RUNNER/WALKERS: If you are not at Linkwater by 2 hours 15 minutes your 4th leg runner/walker will be in a mass start. Your support vehicle must wait for you to finish. Leg3 Map
LEG 4: Linkwater to Moenui. 6,200 metres (Undulating, then steady climb)
RUNNER/WALKERS: If you are not at Moenui by 2 hours 55 minutes running time, your 5th leg runner walker will be in a mass start. Your support vehicle must wait for you to finish. Leg 4Map
LEG 5: Moenui to Havelock 6,650 metres (Steady rise, then sharp downhill, then undulating) Leg 5 Map
All registration, toilets, race briefings will be held at Picton School, Kent Street, Picton – look for the Harrier sign. Buses for leg 2 runners will leave from Picton School as will all support vehicles after the race brief. Lap one runners will walk/jog to the start at Waitohi Domain 2 blocks away.
Walkers leave Waitohi Domain 11.30am | Race briefing 11.00am at Picton School.
Runners leave Waitohi Domain 1pm | Race briefing 12.15pm at Picton School.
Online entries open soon.
Entries close Thursday 17th September 2020.