The Summit Forests Kaitaia Run/Walk is now open with the event being held on the 2nd August 2020.
Join us in the Far North for the Summit Forests Kaitaia Run/Walk. The double distance event engulfs lush country-side with a choice of 12.5km or 4.6km - you choose! You can also choose to run competitively and aim to get your name on the famous Pakn'Save Leader-board or take it at your own pace with friends and whanau.
Both distances start from the Te Ahu Centre on the corner of Mathews Ave and South Road. The shorter distance finishes at Oturu School where free buses will transport the participants back to the Te Ahu Centre. The longer distance follows a looped course and finishes back at the Te Ahu Centre.
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Summit Forests New Zealand Limited (Summit Forests) is a New Zealand registered subsidiary company of Sumitomo Corporation Japan. In March 2013 Summit purchased the former Juken New Zealand Limited Forest Estate (36,000 ha) within Northland. All local staff and contracts transferred across to the new company, bringing with them 24 years’ experience managing these forests. In order to ensure the full value of our products is captured, Summit developed a dedicated log exporting department which links into the already well-established Sumitomo Corporation trading business. The log exporting department is directly linked into Sumitomo Corporation’s extensive international business networks and allows Summit to fully realise the value of the estate in addition to the existing domestic supply.
"Our Corporate Mission: is to achieve success and goals through sound and sustainable business activities”
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Frequently asked questions
Where is the start?
- Both the 4.6km and the 12.5km run/walk distances will start from the Te Ahu Centre, cnr Mathews Avenue and South Road, Kaitaia.
What time does the event start?
To increase safety on the course, start times will be staggered in order of category entered.
The first category Both distances), Runners (red strip) will start at 9.00am, with each subsequent category, Fast Walkers (green strip) and Casual Walkers (yellow strip) starting approximately 1 minute apart.
How do I get to the start?
- A free bus will be provided from the 4.6km finish line back to the Te Ahu Centre, Kaitaia. Note: this bus will not leave until it has been filled or all the participants have finish.
How do I get my race bib?
- If you entered prior to standard entries and opted for postage then your race number will be posted out. If you opted to collect your race number see below;
- Pickup location – Sport Northland - 93 Western Hills Drive, Kensington.
- Pickup 29 July 2020 – 12.00pm - 5.00pm
- All participants who enter after the cut-off for postage (approx. 21 days out) will need to collect their race number as per above.
- If you entered after bib collection or forgot to come in and grab your bib then you can collect it from the start line.
Will there be first aid at the event?
- St Johns Ambulance will be positioned at the start/finish area.
- Please inform a marshal if you or someone else requires assistance on the course. A tail marshal will follow the event.
Can I push a pram or bring my skateboard?
- Prams are permitted.
Due to Health and Safety planning and the nature of the course, wheeled conveyances (e.g. rollerblades or skate boards) are not permitted in this event.
Are there drink stations and toilets on course?
- Drink stations with water will be positioned at approximately the 4.6km and 10km mark. These will provide water only.
- Water and banana’s will also be available at the finish.
- Toilets are are situated at the start area, on the course at the 4.6km and 10km mark and at the finish.
Is the event timed?
- This event is not timed therefore no times will be recorded
Can I listen to my iPod or mp3 player?
- For your safety, the use of iPods/MP3 players are discouraged. Should you choose to use an iPod/MP3 player during the event, please have the volume at a level that ensures you are aware of your surroundings and other participants.
When and where is prize giving?
- Prize giving will be held at 11.30am at the Te Ahu Centre.
- Participants must be present at prize giving and show their event number to claim their prize.
- Due to the restrictions of the Gambling Act on spot prize draws some major prize draws must be conducted by the companies providing the products.
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- As this event focuses on the fun aspect so many of you enjoy no times will be recorded and only the first three male and female finishers from each distance will be acknowledged at prize giving.
- For full terms and conditions for all prize draws can be found online at https://www.sportnorthlandevents.co.nz/
What is the event safety information?
- All participants under the age of 15 years should be accompanied by an adult.
- The event is held on public roads. Always treat all roads as open. Always expect oncoming and overtaking traffic.
- Please obey all traffic laws and regulations.
- Take extreme care when approaching driveways and side roads – expect vehicles.
- When there is a lance coned for participants, you are always required to remain within the cones.
- Take extreme care when passing other participants.
- Marshals will be wearing high visibility vests and are there for your safety. Always follow their instructions and those of the event organizer.
- There will be a lead vehicle preceding the first participant and a tail marshal following the last participant.
- If assistance is required, please stop and wait for the tail marshal or notify a marshal on course.
- No animals (except guide dogs) are permitted to accompany participants during the event.
- The 12.5km course includes approximately 5km of loose metal.
Will there be photo's taken on the day?
Photos taken at the event will be available to view on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/sportnorthlandevents/?ref=bookmarks
How will I know if the event is cancelled?
- In the unlikely event of cancellation notice will be given on Northland’s More FM 91.6, posted on the home page at https://www.sportnorthlandevents.co.nz/. Where possible attempts will be made to email participants, who have supplied an email address with their entry. While we will endeavour to decide to cancel an event as early as possible due to the nature of such events situations can occur quickly and without warning close to the start of an event.
How do I get onto the Pakn'Save Leaderboard?
- The first five men and women finishers from the 10km run will be allocated points which will go towards their series total on the Sport Northland Run/Walk Series Leader Board.
- To be eligible for points towards the Leader Board you will need to enter the 10km run. You must start at the 10km start with the runners.
- For more details on the Pak’nSave Leader Board refer to https://www.sportnorthlandevents.co.nz/leaderboard
Refunds & Distance Transfers?
75% refund - individuals withdrawing from the 2nd of April through to the 1st of May 2020.
50% refund - individuals withdrawing from the 2nd of May through to the 31st of May 2020.
25% refund - individuals withdrawing from the 1st of June through to the 18th of July 2020.
No Refunds from the 19th of July 2020
Why can’t I get all my money back?
About 60-70% of costs are incurred (and spent!) well before race week begins. There are staff costs (wages), purchasing capital items (like a start gantry), marketing, accommodation, clothing, medals, timing.... the list goes on.
The big 'hidden' (because you will never see them) costs are associated with health and safety compliance, operational planning, people planning, landowner access etc. These can (and do) add up to hundreds of hours of work.
We are runners/walkers just like yourself who also enter events and understand from a participant point of view the frustrations of asking for a refund therefor we have done a bit of research and we believe we offer one of the fairest refund policies around.
For more information on our refunds policy please follow this link here
Transferring to another distance within the same event
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief explanation of your distance transfer request.
You cannot transfer to a sold-out event distance.
If you decide to upgrade your distance and space is available, you will need to pay the difference of the current entry fees.
If you decide to downgrade your event distance and space is available, we are not able to refund the difference in entry fees.
When transferring between distances you will be allocated a new race number. Race numbers are generally coloured differently to allow us to easily identify which distance you are participating in.
If race numbers have been ordered before your request to upgrade or downgrade (your distance) is made, then you will be charged $5 for a new one.
If race numbers have not been ordered, then your new race number will be free.
Generally, race numbers are ordered 24 day prior to the event.