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Saturday 11th February 2017

Frequently Asked Questions

Last updated: 10/02/2017

1.       What date is the event on?
Saturday 11th February 2017.

2.       What do I need to bring?
Make sure you have checked out the mandatory and recommended gear lists for all events, at www.moonshinetrail.co.nz. For all those participating in the mountain bike events it is essential that you have a helmet that fits well. Those who don't have a helmet will be withdrawn from the race.

3.       What is the weather looking like?

Two days out from the event, and the weather forecast is looking pretty darn awesome! The forecast is for fine weather, light winds and high of 15-17 degrees in the afternoon. However this can change between now and then, so please make sure you are prepared for all situations. We will update you with course conditions and recommended gear at registration on Saturday.

4.       How do we get to Dolamore Park?
The recommended routes to Dolamore Park from Invercargill, Queenstown and Dunedin are outlined below:

From Invercargill: we suggest turning left onto Charlton Road. Travel along Charlton Road which turns into Waimumu Road. Turn right onto Lady Charlton Road and carry on. Turn left onto Reaby Road and turn right onto Dolamore Park Road. Dolamore Park will be on your right. 
From Queenstown: we suggest turning right onto Kingdon Road approximately 5km before Gore. Travel along Kingdon Road which turns into Reaby Road. Carry on along Reaby Road and turn right onto Dolamore Park Road. Dolamore Park will be on your right. 
From Dunedin: we suggest turning right at the big roundabout onto Waimea Highway (sign posted SH94 to Lumsden/Te Anua). It is approximately 5km along SH94 you turn left onto Kingdon Road. Travel along Kingdon Road which turns into Reaby Road. Carry on along Reaby Road and turn right onto Dolamore Park Road. Dolamore Park will be on your right. 
If in doubt – look out for the MLT Moonshine Trail arrows.

5.       Where do we collect the Race Packs from?

Race packs are only available for collection on the day of the event (Saturday 11th February) from the registration marquee at Dolamore Park.

 

6.       When can we collect our Race Packs?

Event

Registration Time

Crossroad Cycles 50km MTB

9.00-10.00am

Southland Isuzu 39km MTB

9.00-10.00am

Ewan Allan Honda 30km MTB

9.00-10.00am

Macpac Duathlon

9.00-10.00am

Allan White Sports 15km Run

9.00-10.00am

MLT 5km Run/Walk

9.00am – 10.30am

7.       What is in our race packs?
Your race number, transponder, participant meal voucher to be redeemed at the Heartland Hotel Croydon food marquee after the race, and a few other goodies from our awesome sponsors!

8.       Where do the events start from?
All the events start on Dolamore Park Road outside the main entrance to Dolamore Park.

9.       Where are the Race Briefings held?
The race briefings for all of the events will be held at the finish line at Dolamore Park. The briefing contains important safety information that you need to know to complete the trail. The event organisers have the right to withdraw anyone from the race who doesn't attend their briefing.  

10.       When are the Race Briefings?

Event

Time

Crossroad Cycles 50km MTB

10.15am

Southland Isuzu 39km MTB

10.15am

Ewan Allan Honda 30km MTB

10.15am

Macpac Duathlon

10:15am

Allan White Sports 15km Run

10.35am

MLT 5km Run/Walk

10.45am

 

11.    What time do the events start?

Event

Start Time

Crossroad Cycles 42km MTB

10.30am

Southland Isuzu 39km MTB

10.30am

Ewan Allan Honda 30km MTB

10.30am

Macpac Duathlon

10:30am

Allan White Sports 15km Run

10.45am

MLT 5km Run/Walk

11.00am

12.    Are Transponders and Timing being used?
Yes, each competitor will be issued with a transponder that corresponds to their race number and an electronic time automatically produced. The transponder is a type of velcro 'bracelet' that you strap around your ankle and wear for the entire race (please make sure it is strapped securely around your ankle). If the transponder is not on your ankle you may not receive an official time.

13.   Do our Transponders need to be returned?

Yes, once you have crossed the finish line, please return your transponder to one of the marshals. 
If you do not finish the event, please ensure you return your transponder to one of the marshals at the finish line. 
If your transponder is not returned, you will incur a $50.00 replacement fee.

14.   Can I wear an i-pod or other music player?
No, these are not permitted in the Event for safety and out of consideration to fellow competitors and the hazard they present in hearing traffic and marshal instructions.

15.   What services will be available on the course?
Aid Stations: Water and supplementary drinks will be available at strategic locations on the course as well as at the finish line. 
First Aid: Will be available at strategic locations on the course and at the finish line. 
Toilets: Toilets / portaloos will be available at Dolamore Park.
Please see the course maps for more detail of where these are located on course.

16.   Are there any cut-off times on the course?
At 1.00pm, the course will be closed to those competitors who are yet to make it to Otapiri Mandeville Road. Riders doing either the CrossRoad Cycles 50km MTB or the Southland Isuzu 39km MTB will be required to turn right (instead of left) onto Otapiri Mandeville Road to Reaby Downs and follow the Ewan Allan Honda 30km MTB course to the finish line at Dolamore Park.
By 1:30pm any CrossRoad Cycles 50km MTB riders that have not made it to the Ewan Allen Honda 30km MTB turn off on Dolamore Park Road will be redirected into Dolamore Park towards the finish line. This is will instead of completing the final 11km water race section of the course.. 

17.   Are there any Road Closures?No, all roads including farm tracks are OPEN to two way traffic. Marshals are there for your guidance only and have no authority to stop traffic. You must obey all traffic rules and signs. 

18.   What services will be available at the Finish Area?
There will be a range of post-race services available at Dolamore Park including:

  • Pro Med First Aid
  • A delicious range of food and beverages thanks to the Heartland Hotel Croydon. Coffee will be served from 9am. Please make sure you bring cash, entry includes meal only for participants.
  • Massage from Paige at Reform Massage. Bookings required, so see Paige before or after the race to make yours.

19.   Where can I find out about Results?
Preliminary results will be on the event website (www.moonshinetrail.co.nz) within 24 hours after the completion of the event.

20.   Is there a Prizegiving for the Event?
The prizegiving will be held at Dolamore Park finish area (weather permitting) at 2.30pm; or as soon as the last competitor crosses the finish line.
There are a heap of spot prizes up for grabs – keep an eye on the spot prize board at the finish line to see if your name is on the list. And, stick around for prizegiving to go in the draw for the two major spot prizes.


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