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Race Rules & Safety

Nau Mai Haere Mai

Te Houtaewa Māori Charitable Trust welcomes you all to Te Hiku O Te Ika (The Tale of The Fish).  To help ensure an enjoyable and memorable time for all entrants, supporters, media and sponsors, please read the following information carefully as it constitutes the rules and race conditions of the Te Wero o Te Houtaewa  2022. 

Health and Safety

If you have a medical problem, which might lead to an emergency, please let us know, so we can have this information included on your Race ID, alternatively, put a cross on the front of your race number and write the details on the reverse of your race number, especially your medication. Wear appropriate clothes for the weather and distance. Start the race well hydrated and drink regularly as you lose a lot of fluid ‘insensibly’.

Support Stations will have basic first aid kits and staff in attendance and are positioned every 3kms.  St John’s personnel are available at the race finish line. If you feel distressed, please go to the nearest Support Station for assistance.

Race Headquarters will be established at Korou Kore Marae, Ahipara,  on Friday 18th March 2022. Hours: 05:30 am to 10:00 pm.

Race Headquarters

Buses & Baggage Service

A bus and baggage service will be provided for the Ultra Marathon, Marathon and Half-Marathon entrants only to the each of the race starts. Baggage containers will be provided at the start of each location and be transported to the Te Houtaewa Maori Charitable Trust HQ’s at Paripari Domain 163 Foreshore Road, Ahipara for collection, then Korou Kore Marae, Saturday evening and by correspondence after.

Support Stations will be located on the course every 3 kilometres with at least water, bananas, flat coke, sandwiches, sweets, chips etc.

Te Houtaewa Village at Paripari Domain on 163 Foreshore Rd, Ahipara on Saturday 19th March commencing at approx 3.30 pm. This will be the formal recognition and all registered entries must be at the ceremony and not represented, and you will forfeit any additional taonga (prize).

Support Stations

Finishers

All entries who finish the Te Wero o Te Houtaewa are champions, the mauri (the essence of the kaupapa), that enables us to celebrate each year. Each registered entry will receive a peke of taonga, hand selected for this annual event. 

(Please note this does not include the koha event, registrations)
Full results will be posted on the website within the following week. 

Te Houtaewa Village at Paripari Domain on 163 Foreshore Rd, Ahipara on Saturday 19th March commencing at approx 3.30 pm. This will be the formal recognition and all registered entries must be at the ceremony and not represented, and you will forfeit any additional taonga (prize).

Awards & Closing Ceremony