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The Wild Auckland trails series is a series of trail run or walk events that aims to introduce people to regional parks around the Auckland region that they might not have visited before.  Now is a great time to explore new trails while the Waitakere Ranges and other parks are closed due to Kauri Dieback.

Relying on their key value of “professionalism in jandals”, Lactic Turkey Events presents a series of events that are achievable, approachable, not overly—competitive (unless you want it to be), affordable and fun for all levels of fitness and experience.

From the Kids Dash (2-3km) to the Expedition (long course) 18-25km  there is a distance option for everyone.

So put on your adventurer shoes and join us to explore new areas, to stretch the legs and to treat the eyes to sweet views and scenery!

We’re stoked to have Bivouac as our title sponsor!

About Bivouac Outdoor
Bivouac Outdoor provides premium clothing and equipment from the world’s best brands for camping, climbing, cycling, fitness, hiking, snow sports and travel. We enable our customers to have a lifetime of safe, comfortable and inspiring outdoor adventures New Zealand and overseas.
We are passionate about the outdoors and committed to promoting environmental stewardship and increasing access to outdoor recreation through volunteerism, athlete sponsorship and financial contributions.
Bivouac Outdoor offers many ways to research and buy outdoor products so that our customers can shop where, when and how they prefer. Our team use their experience and passion to allow everyone to make the most of their time.
Our customers are the heart of our business, their experience, achievements and joy is what makes us who we are. We help those who are Committed to Adventure.
Your adventure is our adventure
You want gear that makes your outdoor adventure safer, easier and more comfortable (and look good), so we focus on sourcing the best New Zealand and international brand outdoor clothing and gear to give you just that. From first aid and compasses to specialised climbing gear, from headwear to keep your noggin from being burnt or frozen to footwear that will take you anywhere, from short treks to full on hard going journeys and everything in between, we’ve got you covered.

www.bivouac.co.nz

And a big thanks to our other sponsors too!

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Team building, energisers & icebreakers and team wellbeing

23 SEPT

An attractive coastal farm park, Tāpapakanga has a rich Māori and European history and offers an accessible, pōhutukawa edged beach on the western shores of the Firth of Thames.  A mix of bush, farm and coastal land.

TAPAPAKANGA, South Auckland
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21 OCT

Tawharanui Regional Park is situated on a peninsula and boasts some of Auckland’s most beautiful white sandy beaches, rolling pastures, shingled bays, native coastal forest and regenerating wetlands.

TAWHARANUI, North East Auckland
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11 NOV

Te Rau Pūriri is a 247 hectare property at South Head on the South Kaipara Peninsula. Te Rau Puriri is unique because it offers access to one of the best beaches on the Kaipara Harbour and the major lake (Lake Ototoa) on the peninsula.

TE RAU PURIRI, North West Auckland
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9 DEC

This venue will offer coastal and forestry running.  Experience Auckland’s famous black sand of the west coast, spectacular beaches and pine forest planted atop sand dunes.

MURIWAI, West Auckland
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In order to keep the explorer type feel to the events,  course and location specifics are released in the week of the event.

CHOOSE YOUR COURSE

There’s something for everyone in our course options!

Why not get really motivated and book in the series of 4 events and secure an amazing discount! Four events for less than the price of three!

KIDS DASH

$10
  • 2-3km

  • WALK OR RUN
  • A chance for the kids (under 14yrs) to have a go and experience the joy of running on trails in the wilderness.
  • Introducing them gently, to enable them the skills and enjoyment levels to want more as they grow into fully fledged trail peeps.
  • $28 Discounted Series Entry for all 4 events
  • Start at 12 noon

TOUR

$30
  • 7-10km

  • WALK OR RUN
  • A jaunt through the regional park, perfect for families, new trail runners or those out for a light day.
  • Short and very sweet, leaving you with a smile and a sense of achievement.
  • $20 – Juniors Under 18 and Senior citizens, students (must show student ID at Rego)
  • $84 Discounted Series Entry for all 4 events
  • Start at 10:30am

DISCOVERY

$40
  • 12-15km

  • WALK OR RUN
  • Delve in deeper to the delight our city of trails has to offer.
  • A quest for those a little more used to getting out and about in the trails.
  • $25 – Juniors Under 18 and Senior citizens, students (must show student ID at Rego)
  • $112 Discounted Series Entry for all 4 events
  • Start at 10am

EXPEDITION

$50
  • 18-25km

  • RUN ONLY
  • A sensory odyssey taking you through the best of the Auckland outdoors.
  • The mighty Totara of our course choices, guaranteed to send your pride levels soaring.
  • $35 – Juniors Under 18 and Senior citizens, students (must show student ID at Rego)
  • $140 Discounted Series Entry for all 4 events
  • Start at 9am

TIMETABLE

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Kids Dash

(2-3km)

The Tour

(7-10km)

The Discover

(12-15km)

The Expedition

(18-25km)

Registration at the venue

 From 8am
From 8am
From 8am
From 8am

Race Briefing

11:45am
10:15am
9:45am
8:45am

Start

12noon
10:30am
10am
9am

Prizegiving

1pm
1pm
1pm
1pm

THE COURSES

The courses will be released on the week of the event in the final details email sent to all participants.  This is to ensure the first time mystery and adventure of the courses rather than have people pre-run them.

Courses will be clearly marked with course marking and marshals where necessary.

The courses and specific event details for Event 1 – Tapapakanga are here

REUSABLE CUPS

Lactic Turkey Events tries to do our bit for the environment and we’ve been #paperplasticcupfree for our trail runs for two years now.  We’ve sourced a new type of 220ml foldable/crushable reusable cup as per below.

Thanks to IronOak Financial Services, everyone will get one of these free for their first event, to use at our events or any other event that is cupless!

If you lose your cup for some reason then you can purchase replacements for $4.  These can be purchased at our online store HERE.

There will not be any paper/plastic cups at the aid stations throughout the day or at the finish line, so you will need to take this on the run with you to use.

COMPULSORY GEAR

For this series of events, due to the nature of the courses we do not insist on any compulsory gear.  However we recommend the longer course participants take the basics as it’s good practice to carry this type of gear anytime you hit the trails!

We recommend the following: Whistle, wind and waterproof seam sealed jacket, thermal hat/Thir, at least 1 litre of fluid, a survival blanket, a mobile phone and a first aid kit.

You will also need your reusable cup as we will not have paper cups at aid stations – these are provided in your race pack.

CAMPING

Camping will be offered for free to all participants on the Saturday evening before the event.  We want to show you what facilities are available and encourage a whole weekend experience of the park and surrounding area rather than flitting in just for a quick run around and leaving again.

Please indicate during the entry process if you are planning to camp on the night of the event so we can monitor numbers.

Camp facilities are reasonably basic however there are toilets and drinking water available.

Camping will be offered at the first three events only.  Subject to availability and conditions in the campgrounds.

If you didn’t order camping during the entry process you can do so at our online store HERE.

MERCHANDISE

We have event trucker caps and our Lactic Turkey first aid kits for sale as part of the entry process or our online store HERE.

$20 – Trucker 5-panel Mesh Caps

We wear these caps ourselves and no matter if its a formal cap for wearing out and about or your running cap, these things look good and are quality.

$18 – Lactic Turkey Custom Survival Compact First Aid Kit

This is put together to meet the standards for most event compulsory gear requirements.

This contains: Alcohol wipes, antiseptic wipes, non-adherent dressing, plasters, plaster fabric strip, safety pins, scissors, a survival blanket, tri-angular banadage and a lactic turkey emergency whistle.

All contained in a resealable waterproof bag measuring 14x8x2cm

DO YOUR BIT FOR KAURI DIEBACK

The idea of the Wild Auckland series is to introduce you to new parks and trails now that the Waitakere Ranges and increasingly more parks close due to Kauri Dieback.  The parks we take you to may not be closed but best practise dictates that we use the same principles of Kauri Dieback management in all regional parks.

We continue to work with the Auckland Council to ensure that we mitigate the risk of the event spreading Kauri dieback.  Through these measures and education of participants and supporters we ensure that we are using best practice to minimise the risk of spreading the disease that is affecting New Zealand’s greatest and most majestic native trees.

The event also aims to help raise awareness of the Kauri dieback issue to the wider public.

Please ensure you read all the information on Kauri dieback here which outlines what the issue is and what you can do – whether part of the event or in your training.  Lets all help raise awareness of the issue!

The New Zealand College of Chiropractic

The New Zealand College of Chiropractic is excited to have a presence at the Wild Auckland Series! We’ll be at each event supporting in any way we can. We are excited to explore the Auckland area together. We want to know how your training has been going, how your races have been and any future goals you may have! If you’re curious to learn more about how chiropractic can play an integral role in achieving yourgoals, enhancing your performance, and improving your overall health and wellbeing come to our tent and have a chat with us. We look forward to seeing you all there!

RULES, T&C’s, PARTICIPANT WAIVER

The following are the rules of the event and you will sign your agreement to these during the entry process.

Event in the following waiver declaration is known as “Wild Auckland Trail Run/Walk”.

  • I agree to comply with the rules, regulations and event instructions of the Event.
  • At all times competitors must obey the instructions of Race Officials and Police Officers and beware of vehicular transport. Any competitor who fails to obey the instructions of Race officials or the Police will be removed from the Event and disqualified. The race director has the discretion to disqualify competitors.
  • No competitor may use any banned substances with the intent to improve their performance, eliminate the sense of fatigue or for any other purpose. Any competitor serving a ban for banned substances in another sport is not permitted to enter.  The Event Organisers may test any athlete for the use of a prohibited substance at its own discretion – a positive test resulting in disqualification.
  • It is important that all competitors exhibit good behaviour and sportsmanlike conduct, and treat fellow competitors, Event organisers, volunteers and contractors with courtesy and respect. Failure to do so may result in disqualification at any time before, during or after the Event.
  • If a competitor withdraws from the Event they must advise the finish line officials of their withdrawal as soon as possible and prior to leaving the venue.
  • I acknowledge that there are risks involved with participation in this Event and fully realise the dangers of participating in an event such as this and fully assume the risks associated with such participation and my wellbeing during the Event.
  • I understand and agree that situations may arise during the Event, which may be beyond the immediate control of officials or organisers, and I must continually participate in a manner that does not endanger either myself or others.
  • I certify that I am physically fit, have sufficiently trained for participation in the Event and I have not been advised otherwise by a qualified medical person.
  • The Event organisers reserve the right to alter rules, regulations, Event course and venues at any time provided athletes are advised prior to the Event, or if such a change is in the interest of competitor safety.
  • The Event Organisers reserve the right to implement the contingency plan in the interests of competitor safety but will not be held liable for any loss as a result of such a decision. In the event such a decision is made, if the conditions are still deemed to be unsafe, the Event organisers have sole discretion, and may cancel the Event without obligation to refund entry fees.
  • Neither the organisers, the sponsors nor other parties associated with the Event shall have any responsibility, financial or otherwise, for any risk incident that might arise, whether or not by negligence, from any direct or indirect loss, injury or death that might be sustained by me or any other party directly or indirectly associated with me, from my intended or actual participation in the Event or its related activities. I do therefore hereby on behalf of my heirs, executors, administrators and assignees release and forever discharge the organisers, sponsors of, landowners and any and all persons involved in the conduct of the event from any and all liability whatsoever or claims of damages or actions whatsoever (including negligence) in any manner arising out of my participation in the Event.
  • I authorise my name, voice, picture and information on this entry form to be used without payment to me in any broadcast, telecast, promotion, advertising, or any other way pursuant to the Privacy Act 1993.
  • I consent to organisers or suppliers filming me with an aerial quadcopter above or next to me while taking part in the Event.
  • I consent to receiving medical treatment which may be advisable in the event of illness or injuries suffered during the Event.
  • I have if relevant to this Event, made my team members aware of these conditions and have authority to sign on their behalf.
  • I understand that I have rights under the Privacy Act 1993 to access and correct any information held about me.

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR….

Explore your city of trails!

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