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26th May 2018



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(Please do not ask for a refund after this date)




Late entry fee of $20.00 applies after this date


Latest Updates regarding transition and the day click HERE and HERE



Please read the gear list below 

TRANSITION:  Individuals bikes should be moved to transition prior to Race Briefing at 9.30am (our Marshals will be there from 7.15am) please do not take your bikes up prior to THIS!!! Team bikes will be taken up immediately after brIefing prior to the race start which should be at approx 9.50am. Race Briefing will be held at the Domain, Jacks Pass Road.  Please at all times follow the traffic management team. Transition instruction will be in your race packs.  Ensure you read this. 

PRIZE GIVING:  In the event the weather is not kind to us we will be changing the prize giving to Monteiths in Amuri Avenue.  This will be communicated during the day.

We insist all competitors wear or carry the following
Thermal layered clothing
Wind and water proof parker
Muesli Bar or energy bar
Any personal medication (ie asthma, diabetics etc, please ensure you carry what you need)
Survival Blanket

Other information please click HERE

The Mount Isobel Challenge is an annual mountain duathlon which takes place in the picturesque village of Hanmer Springs, 130km NW of Christchurch.


The race, which is organised by Amazing Days - Events on behalf of The Community Trust as a community fundraiser, takes competitors on a unique journey through Hanmer Forest amongst

some amazing mountain scenery.


The course involves 8km, 1000m ascent mountain-run and a non technical  mountain bike ride of approx 22 km.  The race  can be done either as an individual or as a two person team.



Available at the finishing line will be food and beverages for you and your family and friends to purchase.     The Pavilion also has a child's play area so bring the family and enjoy a great event in the alpine village of Hanmer Springs.  Come and make it a family day.  All competitors receive a voucher for a complimentary beverage, a sausage & bread and a cup of soup from the Lions Sausage Sizzle.


Enquiries: Debbie Moody This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone - 027 431 4967 between 8am and 8pm.


Entries:  must be on the official entry form and received prior to the closing date of 20th May 2018. Please allow 2 days for the post to reach Hanmer Springs.  If you register after 20th May 2018 a $20.00 late entry applies.   


Entry Forms: Online registration will open early December. or download a form HERE


Entry fee: Teams $55 per person ($110 per team)    Individuals ($65.00)


*Fees are as listed plus any administration fees for online registrations


Entry on the day: only if the race does not fill prior to the closing date. There will be a $20 surcharge for this. Please ring or email to check availability.


Refunds: will be given up to the closing date of 26th April 2018  minus $10 admin fee. No refunds will be given after this date SO PLEASE DO NOT ASK!


Alterations: Any changes that require a refund will incur a $10 admin fee.


Confirmation of entry: Only posted entries will be confirmed by email.


Registration: at the Hanmer Springs Domain, Jacks Pass Rd, and will be signposted from the main road, on Friday 6.30pm – 9pm, and Saturday 7.15am – 9.00am


All competitors must sign the indemnity forms online or for juniors these must be signed by a parent or legal guardian at registration.  For teams the indemnity form must be signed at registration.


Indemnity:  Must be accepted at time of entering online, for Junior's these must be completed at registration prior to the race by a prent or legal guardian.  For manual entries the indemnity form must be signed prior to the race at registration or printed, signed and sent with your entry.


NB If you register it will be assumed you will start the race. This is an important safety issue. Please do not register and then not start the race.


Race brief: will take place on the netball courts at the Domain at 9.30 am. All competitors must be present at this.


Start time : shortly after the race brief, at approximately 9.45am


Prizes: awarded in each class at the Sports Pavilion, at approx. 2.00pm, or once all competitors have finished. Please note there will be a prize for the Mixed Team (1st, 2nd and 3rd) this is mixed ages and or mixed genders.  


Extreme weather conditions: i.e. strong winds or snow may mean it is unsafe to run the race on the planned route. The organisers reserve the right to alter the course at short notice, or withhold

entry fees and offer an alternative date.


Road Closures: At this point there will be no Road Closures, please ensure you follow all road and safety rules throughout the race.  There will be updates on this websites if the roads are to be closed.


Cut off Time: enforced at Jollies Pass Rd / McIntrye Rd junction. Time to be confirmed at the race brief, (probably 2pm)


Run (8 km / 1000m ascent): From the Domain, up Clarence Valley Rd to Pawsons Rd where the Mt Isobel track is followed to the summit. Return along the ridge to follow the poled route to the

transition at Jacks Pass.


Bike(approx 22 km): Down Clarence Valley Rd, turn right onto Tophouse Rd, then turn right up Jollies Pass Rd.  This is followed to the top and all the way down to turn right into McIntyre Rd.

You then turn left on Jolliffe Rd, right onto Pawson Rd, and left on Clarence Valley Rd to finish back at the Domain


Transitionon Jacks Pass:  Due to increasing congestion at the transition, and problems with parking of vehicles and rider safety, individual competitors will not be allowed a support crew at the transition during the race. Please respect this ruling and help us to make the race safer for all competitors. Full details of the layout will be in your race pack.


Bike stands and marshals will be on Jacks Pass from 7.30 am to allow individual competitors to position their bikes, helmets and other gear before attending the race brief. This will be done in numerical order and bike numbers must be on bikes prior to this. We strongly suggest you register on Friday evening to allow time for this, and suggest you allow at least one hour in order positioning of your bike on the Saturday morning. Once you reach the top of Jacks Pass please park as directed on the Hanmer side of the pass, and leave the area as soon as you have positioned your bike. Remember this is a narrow road and there will be a lot of traffic using it on the morning of the race.


Team competitors: will be allowed one vehicle to go to the transition, and as far as possible this should only contain the biker for that team. No team vehicle should go to the transition until after the race brief, when there will be approx 15 minutes before the runners start, thereafter vehicles will only be allowed on the road once it is clear of runners. Please combine transport as much as possible. Please be patient and obey the marshals instructions.

Track Changes Occasionally tracks will be required to be changed slightly due to situations beyond the control of the organisers.


ACCOMMODATION: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., www.hanmerholidayhomes.co.nz or www.alpineholidayhomes.co.nz 


Spectators: will not be allowed to go up to the transition. There are many other places where you can watch the race without causing any congestion.

Click here for recommended bike check


MAP  Click HERE to view the map




Hanmer Springs Community Trust - Hanmer Events wish to thank their major sponsors

Bivouac Outdoor,  Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa, Hanmer Springs 4 Square, Hanmer Holiday Homes, Happy Hire NZ,

Front Runner Colombo, Alpine Holiday Homes, Foodstuffs South Island Community Trust, The Mainland Foundation

Amazing Days, Monteiths Hanmer Springs, Matariki,


Also a huge thank you to all the volunteers and business's that supply spot prizes for the events.



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