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The Ray White

Glenbervie Grind Trail Run

February 20th 2022

Are you sick of events you have signed up for being postponed or cancelled due to being in 'red' within the traffic light system? 
 

We have had a hard look at what we can do, and we have landed on a back-to-basics event. None of this flashy stuff (well, maybe a little)… Let's rewind to a time before any of this COVID talk popped into our lives and hit the trails with a good bunch of like-minded people who want to get out and connect with people and the Whenua.


Sport Northland are super excited to bring you the Glenbervie Grind Trail Run, an event with three distances, 21.1km, 10km, 5km (each distance is capped at 100 entries).

 
The course is held on Forestry Roads situated in Whangarei (Glenbervie). The trails are nothing technical, with underfoot mainly gravel, chuck in a few climbs and voila. 

If this event is cancelled due to COVID-19, we will refund 100% of your entry. 

Pricing & Course Maps
Entries close Thursday 17 February 5.00pm

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21.1km
$21.1km

See course map

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10km
$10.00

See course map

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5km
$5.00

See course map

Due to the Ministry of Health Guidelines, you can only register for one distance. We can't have you being in more than one wave. If we see that you have registered for more than one distance, we will remove your registration entirely.

COVID-19 Event Policy – Red

To hold a Sport Northland Event within the new COVID-19 protection framework (traffic light system), we must require the use of a vaccine pass (for anyone over 12 years old). Anyone can get a "My Vaccine Pass" to prove that they have been fully vaccinated (some may have a medical exemption) and must be scanned before the event.

More information about vaccine certificates can be found here https://covid19.govt.nz/covid-19-vaccines/covid-19-vaccination-certificates/my-vaccine-pass/

To meet the Ministry of Health Guidelines, this event will be run in waves of 100. To ensure waves don't cross each other, we have cut off times to ensure people are off the course and have entirely left the venue before the next wave of 100 arriving.

Event Info

Event Date

February 20th 2022

Participant Check-in

Participant Check-in is compulsory for all participants. You will need to provide your My Vaccine Pass and Photo ID (preferably a driver's licence or passport) to collect your race number. As Sport Northland is an indoor area, face coverings will be mandatory.

Once you receive your bib number at Sport Northland, this will become proof of your My Vaccine Pass, which is required to participate in the event. Because your bib number is proof of your My Vaccine Pass, participants won't be able to have their race bib collected on anyone's behalf.

 

Venue:                            

  • Sport Northland, 97 Western Hills Drive Kensington, Whangarei.

Date for collection:        

  • Wednesday 16th February 12.00pm – 5.00pm

  • Thursday 17th February 9.00am - 5.00pm

Start/Finish

The start-finish is situated at the end of Maruata road in the Glenbervie Forest. See here.

We encourage you stay in your vehicle until 10 minutes prior to the start time to minimise the length of time we have people gathering.

A bib sighting checkpoint will be situated at the entrance to the start/finish. You cannot enter the start/finish area without having your race number attached to you. There are no spectators allowed. The only people that would be allowed access are participants and event personal.

Mask

Masks are required to be worn at all times once entering the start venue. No mask no entry. Once you cross the start line you are free to take off your mask.

Parking

Parking is limited. We encourage people to carpool or get dropped off; otherwise, you may be in for a few extra km's before the event starts.  

We encourage you stay in your vehicle until 10 minutes prior to the start time to minimise the length of time we have people gathering.

Event entry prices, start times and cut-offs (Entries close Thursday 17 February 5.00pm)


Half Marathon (21.1km…ish)

  • Must arrive to the venue no earlier than 6.45am

  • Must depart the venue by 12:15pm

Price: $21.10

Age restriction: 16 & over

Start time: 7.00am

Cut-off: 12:00pm (5 hours)

 

10km

  • Must arrive to the venue no earlier than 12.45pm

  • Must depart the venue by 3.15pm

Price: $10.00

Age restriction: 14 & over

Start time: 1.00pm

Cut-off: 3.00pm (2 hours)
 

5km

  • Must arrive at the venue no earlier than 3.45pm

  • Must depart the venue by 5.45pm

Price: $5.00

Age restriction: 5 & over (all kids must be supervised by an adult participating in the event)

Start time: 4.00pm

Cut-off: 5.30pm (1.5 hours)

*start times subject to change

 

Spectators

Due to Ministry of Health guidelines, under no circumstances are there allowed to be any spectators. Only participants will be allowed access to the start/finish. Anyone else will be turned away.

Arrival times and Cut-offs

To meet the Ministry of Health Guidelines, this event will be run in waves of 100. To ensure waves don't cross each other, we have cut off times to ensure people are off the course and have entirely left the venue before the next wave of 100 arriving.

Departing the event

Once you have crossed the finish line and have caught your breath, had quick a yarn, checked to see if you have won a spot prize, we encourage you to depart the event asap in preparation for the next wave.

COVID-19 Event Policy – Red

To hold a Sport Northland Event within the new COVID-19 protection framework (traffic light system), we must require the use of a vaccine pass(for anyone over 12 years old). Anyone can get a "My Vaccine Pass" to prove that they have been fully vaccinated (some may have a medical exemption) and must be scanned before the event.

More information about vaccine certificates can be found here https://covid19.govt.nz/covid-19-vaccines/covid-19-vaccination-certificates/my-vaccine-pass/

To meet the Ministry of Health Guidelines, this event will be run in waves of 100. To ensure waves don't cross each other, we have cut off times to ensure people are off the course and have entirely left the venue before the next wave of 100 arriving.

Timing

This event is not electronically timed.

All attempts will be made to capture every participants finishing time using Webscorer.
Results will be available post event.

Prizegiving/Awards

There will be no prizegiving. However, we will have our spot prize board up, so make sure you check it out. There will be place getter awards for 1st place male and female participants for each distance. There are no medals.

Drink Stations

This event is cupless and will require you to bring your own vessel for hydration. We will only have a drink station situated at the halfway point of the half marathon. Other than that the only hydration station will be at the finish.

Portaloo's

This is a barebone event; we will only have portaloo's for all three distances at the start/finish. If nature calls while you are out on the course, we are sure you will figure something out 😉

Event Staff/Volunteers

Vaccination for all workers is required. Workers include staff, volunteers, contractors, professional and semi-professional performers.

Refund Policy.

If this event is cancelled due to COVID-19, we will refund 100% of your entry.