Event options and start times
(Please note course distances are approximate.)
- Catchment Ultra – 50km, 6:30am
- Tilt Renewables North Range Traverse – 25km, 9:00am
- Tararua District Hall Block Humdinger – 12.5km, 11:00am
Race HQ is the Ferry Reserve, off SH3 on the Woodville side of the Manawatu Gorge. Ferry Reserve is located directly adjacent to the Ballance Bridge. Race HQ at Ferry Reserve will be the location for event parking, late registrations on race day, and prize giving after the event.
The Hall Block Humdinger starts at the bottom of Hall Block Road, within easy walking distance from the Ferry Reserve, while participants in the North Range Traverse and Catchment Ultra will be transported by bus from Race HQ to the start venues of their respective events. (Bus transport is included in entry fee for Traverse and Ultra pre-entrants.)
All races finishes at the Ferry Reserve.
Parking space is at Race HQ (Ferry Reserve). Please park here and NOT on Gorge Road or at the Bridge Cafe. While ample parking is available, we request that you consider the environment and carpool to the event as far as possible.
|28-July||11:59pm||Early-bird entries close||Online Registration|
|18-Aug||11:59pm||Online entries close||Online Registration|
|30-Aug||5:00-8:00pm||Registration||Rendezvous Restaurant, Summerhill Shopping Centre, 194 Ruapehu Drive, Fitzherbert|
|31-Aug||05:30am||Buses depart to the start of the Catchment Ultra||Race HQ, Ferry Reserve, Ballance|
|6:20am||Catchment Ultra compulsory race briefing||Turitea Rd, 2km past the Gun Club|
|6:30am||Start of the
|Turitea Rd, 2km past the Gun Club|
|6:30-8:00am||Late registration – Traverse and Humdinger||Race HQ, Ferry Reserve, Ballance|
|8:15am||Buses depart to the start of the North Range Traverse||Race HQ, Ferry Reserve, Ballance|
|8:50am||North Range Traverse compulsory race briefing||C/o Pahiatua Track and North Range Road|
|9:00am||Start of the
North Range Traverse
|C/o Pahiatua Track and North Range Road|
|9:00-10:30am||Late registration – Humdinger||Race HQ, Ferry Reserve, Ballance|
|10:50am||Hall Block Humdinger compulsory race briefing||Race HQ, Ferry Reserve, Ballance|
|11:00am||Start of the
Hall Block Humdinger
|Race HQ, Ferry Reserve, Ballance|
|11:30am||Catchment Ultra 25km cut-off||C/o Pahiatua Track and North Range Road|
|2:30pm||Prize giving and
spot prize draw
|Race HQ, Ferry Reserve, Ballance|
Unique handcrafted mementos/medals go to finishers of all the events in the North Range Trio. Details to be announced.
- Prize giving will commence at Race HQ at the Ferry Reserve at 3:00pm.
- Spot prizes will be drawn and presented at prize giving. You have to be present to be eligible for a spot prize.
- Male and female winners in each event will receive a trophy.
- Male and female category winners will be acknowledged in the following age categories:
– Junior (Under 18)
– Open (18-39)
– Veteran (40-49)
– Master (50-59)
– Grandmaster (60-69)
– Legend (70+)
Event registration/race pack pick-up will take place at Rendezvous Restaurant at the Summerhill shopping centre at 194 Ruapehu Drive, Fitzherbert, on Friday afternoon, 30 August between 5pm and 8pm. If at all possible, it is preferred that participants make use of the Friday registration to help limit the administrative load on race morning.
Late registration at Race HQ will be available on race morning for the North Range Traverse (between 6:30 and 8:00am) and Hall Block Humdinger (between 9:00 and 10:30am) only. No on-the-day registration will be available for the Catchment Ultra.
Those who opt for on-the day registration should allow at least 15-20 minutes to park and collect race packs.
We are excited to bring you our 2019 North Range Trio event tees – the awesome Icebreaker Short Sleeve Zeal Crewe. A high quality, ultralight, odour-resistant, moisture-managing garment that provides expert wicking performance for all your adventures. Event shirts are available in Poppy Red or Metal (Ladies) and Vintage Red or Metal (Men). Event tees can be ordered as part of the online registration process, at $75 each.
Ladies Icebreaker Zeal Crewe:
Men’s Icebreaker Zeal Crewe:
More information (including sizing guides) on these great tees can be found on the Icebreaker website:
The Icebreaker Zeal tees are also available at Bivouac Outdoor stores – while the fit is standard, you may want to try them on in store to make sure of correct fit.
Reusable drinking cups
As in 2018, the North Range Trio will again be cupless this year – while water and PURE hydration will be available at all aid stations en route, you are required to provide your own drinking cup/container. To this end, we provide high quality reusable North silicone cups at cost price. The reusable cups can be ordered as part of the online registration process, at $5 each.