Based around Waihi’s unique Pit Rim Walkway and the Union Hill heritage area, this course is ideal for those who want to be part of the Nugget and get a taste of off-road running. It's also perfect for kids and families.
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You'll enjoy plenty of variety, great trails through bush and parkland, and have a ball being part of the Nugget experience.
|Total Distance||6 km Loop. Run or Walk|
|Registration Venue||Waihi RSA - 71 Seddon Ave, Waihi.|
|Registration Time||From 4.30 pm to 9.00 pm|
|Late Registration||From 6.00 am at Waihi i-SITE|
|Race Briefing||8.15 am at the Poppet Headframe, 138 Seddon St, Waihi|
|Race Start||8.30 am at the Poppet Headframe|
|Prize-giving for 6 km Run/Walk||12.30 pm at the Pumphouse/Finish Line|
|Event Main Prize-giving - All Welcome||7.15 pm at the Waihi Memorial Hall - 41 Seddon St, Waihi|
|Venue open for drinks and meals from 6.00 pm|
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You’ll meet for your race briefing and start at the poppet headframe at the top of Seddon Street. Once the gun goes you’ll head down the Pit Rim Walkway towards Union Hill. The course crosses SH25 and meanders into this bush-covered mining heritage area before taking you out to the MTB Park and Riverbank Terrace Track. You'll then loop back and take a trail alongside Mill Stream and once you’re through this scenic trail you'll cross SH25 again and head through Slevin Park for a short blast around the Pit Rim Walkway. As a special treat you'll venture inside the gold mine for a fast finish back at the event base under the shadow of our iconic Cornish Pumphouse.
There will be 1 Aid Station on the 6 km course which you will pass through twice.
You should prepare to be self-sufficient for the duration of your race. Our Aid Stations will have some fruit, water and electrolyte drink available to help with your race nutrition, however this should be considered a top-up only and you shouldn't rely on it for your full race energy requirements.
Cups will not be provided at any aid stations. Please BYO cup/bottle or carry your own hydration needs to help us reduce our event waste.
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