Please note: The weekend schedule for the 2021 event in Blenheim, Marlborough is continual work in progress.

Friday 9th April 2021

12:00noon – 5:30pm – Event registration & expo

ASB Theatre Marlborough, 2 Hutcheson Street, Mayfield, Blenheim

  • Team sign in
  • Final check of team details
  • Complete registration formalities
  • Pick-up teams race bibs, bike plates, & team electronic timing device
  • Collect team gift box full of goodies and event merchandise (included in entry fee)
  • Sponsors expo – try delectable samples, enter competitions and score some great deals on product from our sponsors

NOTE: One team member can sign in and pick up team gear on behalf of all team members, however, if there is a late change of team member, they must bring a completed copy of the change of team member form with the waiver, signed by the new team member. Click here for the form or see the final pre-event newsletter for a link.

2:30pm – 5:00pm – Pre-race Adventure Film Screenings (not compulsory but included in entry fee)

ASB Theatre Marlborough, 2 Hutcheson Street, Mayfield, Blenheim

Note: these film screenings are a repeat of those shown in Alexandra, Central Otago in 2020 for those new South Island entrants and unfortunate North Island entrants caught out by COVID-19 pandemic, who have yet to see them. There is however room for everyone, so if you wish to view them again with your teammates.

Team Captains, if you haven’t booked your screening session for your team, please login to your Event Plus profile, and update your team’s booking here, through the button link.  Not sure which screening session, your team is booked into? You can check, here. Online adventure film screening session bookings will close two weeks before the event weekend. Please only book into your team into a preferred session online when entering if you are certain you will attend – see time slots below;

  • Session 1 – 2:30pm – 3:30pm (Limited to 175 teams/700 women)
  • Session 2 – 4:00pm – 5:00pm (Limited to 175 teams/700 women)

NOTE: Late bookings will be taken at the registration expo, subject to space in sessions.

1:00pm – 8:00pm – Bike drop

Secret location, which will be communicated to your team at the Event registration. 

All team’s bikes (with number plates attached, bike lights, drink bottles attached, helmet and bike shoe, if using them) must be drop at a secret location between these hours.

5:30pm – 8:00pm – Release of race notes, maps & control cards

ASB Theatre Marlborough, 2 Hutcheson Street, Mayfield, Blenheim

Note: Teams must wear their bibs when collecting race notes, maps, control cards and CP descriptions, 30 minutes before their race briefing.

This allows teams to briefly look at maps & notes and digest all the information prior to their allotted event category briefing time. Any questions teams may have will be answered at the race briefing.

Long course maps released: 5:30pm – 6:00pm
Medium course maps released: 6:30pm – 7:00pm
Short course maps released: 7:30pm – 8:00pm

6:00pm – 8:45pm – Race briefings

ASB Theatre Marlborough, 2 Hutcheson Street, Mayfield, Blenheim

Long course race briefing: 6:00pm – 6:45pm 
Medium course race briefing: 7:00pm – 7:45pm
Short course race briefing: 8:00pm – 8:45pm

NOTE: It is essential that one team member attend their race briefing, but we strongly recommend the whole team be present with supporter so we can explain any further details if needed and answer anyone’s questions.

Saturday 10th April 2021

6:00am – 11:30am (TBC) – Event day staggered wave starts

Start venue(s) TBC in the release of the race maps and notes.

Team start times:

  • 5:45am Start 1 – Long course teams (Bib numbers 1 – 34)
  • 6:15am Start 2 – Medium course teams (Bib numbers 35 – 58)
  • 6:45am Start 3 – Medium course teams (Bib numbers 59 – 82)
  • 7:15am Start 4 – Medium course teams (Bib numbers 83 – 106)
  • 7:45am Start 5 – Medium course teams (Bib numbers 107 – 130)
  • 8:15am Start 6 – Medium course teams (Bib numbers 131 – 154)
  • 8:45am Start 7 – Medium course teams (Bib numbers 155 – 178)
  • 9:15am Start 8 – Medium course teams (Bib numbers 179 – 202)
  • 9:45am Start 9 – Short course teams (Bib numbers 239 – 262)
  • 10:15am Start 10 – Short course teams (Bib numbers 263 – 286)
  • 10:45am Start 11 – Short course teams (Bib numbers 287 – 310)
  • 11:15am Start 12 – Short course teams (Bib numbers 311 – 334)
  • 11:45am Start 13 – Short course teams (Bib numbers 335 – 358)
  • 12:15pm Start 14 – Short course teams (Bib numbers 359 – 382)

1:00pm – 11:30pm – Finish line celebrations

Finish venue(s) TBC in the release of the race maps and notes.

Sunday 11th April 2021

9:30am – 11:00am – Event awards ceremony and spot prize draw

Lansdowne Park, Lansdowne Road, Blenheim

Please ensure you arrive at least 30 minutes before the event awards ceremony and spot prize draw begins as all participants will need to be given a spot prize ticket. Please see the event staff giving these out on arrival. One ticket per person. Only participants who are at the event awards ceremony are eligible to win a spot prize.

For the full awards ceremony and spot prize draw information, please see here.