INFO 2018-06-05T00:41:55+00:00

A 42km, 25km, 17 or 10km off-road run/walk based around Rainbow Mountain, Rotorua.  And something for the kids 1 or 2 laps around the lake – Kids Rainbow Dash 2km (7yrs and under) or a Kids Rainbow Run 4.5km (over 7yrs).

 

From the top of Rainbow Mountain you might see the Double Rainbow! If not, sorry, you’ll have to settle for the view of Tarawera, Rotorua District and to the South West the Central North Island volcanos!

A great variety of tracks from the beautiful DOC tracks going up and down Rainbow Mountain which go through geo-thermal activity, to private farmland tracks or forest roads.

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DOUBLE RAINBOW DOUBLE POINTS! We are stoked to announce that the The Double Rainbow Trail Run or Walk has just officially become a Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc – UTMB qualifying race! Running the Double Rainbow will get you 2 points towards your UTMB qualification, as well as 2 ITRA – International Trail Running Association points. Entries are open now so GET IN! 🌈🌈

 

 

 

 

TIMETABLE

42km 25km 17km 10km Kids Dash & Run
Friday Registration (8th June at Smiths Sports Shoes Rotorua – 1293 Tutanekai St) From 4-7pm From 4-7pm From 4-7pm From 4-7pm From 4-7pm
Saturday Registration (9th June at event venue – Lake Okaro) From 7 to 7.30am From 7 to 9.30am From 7 to 10am From 7am to 11am From 7am to 12
Briefing 7.45am 9.45am 10.15am 11.15am 12.15pm
Start 8am 10am 10.30am 11.30am 12.30pm
Prizegiving 2.30pm-ish 2.30pm-ish 2.30pm-ish 2.30pm-ish 2.30pm-ish


THE COURSE

The course starts with a half lap of Lake Okaro, then through so lush farmland, before crossing underneath SH38 and joining the new cycle track around the base of Rainbow Mountain. This joins the existing track to the summit which offers amazing views (double rainbow like views!) including the central North Island volcanos. Then it’s down a mountain bike downhill trail and around the base to the track up to the summit again. The 42km will climb four times, the 25km two times and the 17km once! You return from the mountain under the highway again and back through the farmland to finish at Lake Okaro. See the maps below for each course.

The 10km course will not climb Rainbow Mountain but will instead make use of the private farmland.

42km Course (1,726m climb) – Click on the map to go through to a MapOMeter map and explore the course. Distance on this software is indicative only.

25km Course (924m climb) – Click on the map to go through to a MapOMeter map and explore the course. Distance on this software is indicative only.

17km Course (555m climb) – Click on the map to go through to a MapOMeter map and explore the course. Distance on this software is indicative only.

10km Course (83m climb) – Click on the map to go through to a MapOMeter map and explore the course. Distance on this software is indicative only.

Kids Rainbow Dash (2km) or Rainbow Run (4.5km) – Click on the map to go through to a MapOMeter map and explore the course.  The Rainbow Run for kids over 7 is two laps of the below and the Rainbow Dash for kids 7 and under is one lap.  Adults are allowed to accompany the kids if needed.

ENTRY FEES

Distance

Category

Early Bird before 15 April 2018

After 15 April 2018

42km

Adult

Senior (over 65 yrs)

$75

$45

$90

$55

25km

Adult

Junior (Under 18 yrs) & Senior (over 65 yrs)

$55

$35

$70

$45

17km

Adult

Junior (Under 18 yrs) & Senior (over 65 yrs)

$35

$20

$45

$20

10km

Adult

Junior (Under 18 yrs) & Senior (over 65 yrs)

$25

$15

$30

$15

Kids Rainbow Run 4.5km

Kids Over 7 years (adults can accompany the kids for free) $10 $10

Kids Rainbow Dash 2km

Kids 7 years and Under (adults can accompany the kids for free) $10 $10

MERCHANDISE

We have some Double Rainbow Truckers caps and our mandatory gear first aid kits for sale at the Double Rainbow store which is HERE

   

DIRECTIONS

The event centre will be at Lake Okaro. Take SH5 south of Rotorua for around 20km and turn left on SH38. Travel along here just over a 1 km and turn left onto Okaro Road. The event centre is on the right about a kilometre along this road. Allow about half an hour from central Rotorua.

COMPULSORY CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT

The safety of our participants is important to us. For this reason we insist every participant (25 and 42km course) carries certain minimum clothing and safety equipment. Participant’s compulsory gear will be checked by race officials randomly at registration. Course marshals may check compulsory gear on the course.  Failure to have compulsory gear may lead to a time penalty or disqualification.

Each participant must carry the following (relevant to both the 42 and 25km courses): Weatherproof parka, thermal gloves and hat, polypropylene or thermal long sleeve shirt, whistle and a first aid kit. The first aid kit must contain as a minimum: 2 metres of adhesive strapping tape, 4 bandaids, 2 gauze pads, 4 cm width crepe bandage, 2 pain relief tablets (Panadol or similar) and a survival blanket.

We recommend a reduced version of the equipment above for the 17km course but it is not compulsory.

Please ensure you have enough nutritional supplies and water for your needs (aid stations are listed below).

ON COURSE REFRESHMENTS

Please ensure you have enough nutritional supplies and water for your needs.  Saying that, we will provide the following aid stations:

  • 42km Course station at 11.3km, 18.3km, 28.3km and 35.3km (water and some food).

  • 25km Course station at 11.5km and 18.5km (water and some food).

  • 17km Course station at 10.5km (water and some food).

CUT OFF 
There will be a cut-off at the summit of Rainbow Mountain at 2pm. You will not be able to start a 4th lap of the course after this time. You will be directed back down the road towards the finish thus only completing 3 laps.

POST RACE REFRESHMENTS

 

As part of your entry fee we provide a light meal after the race.  Hand in your race number to claim your meal.

 

We are also luck to be sponsored by Kereru Brewery so have a free beverage for every finished.

Also available at the finish line/event centre there will be a coffee van – on a cash basis only as they do not have eftpos