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The Frontrunner Series - Race Information

Finishing line at the Frontrunner Series event

This Annual Event Series; now in its fourth successive year, attracts on average 250 - 400 runners and walkers to each events from throughout the Wakatipu and further afield from the start of winter to the beginning of summer – over the same course which provides participants a great incentive to challenge themselves throughout the Series.

The Series consists of seven events. A 5km & 10km run or walk, and a special Half-Marathon event on the final weekend. This setup works really well as many of the Series participants are increasingly inspired and motivated to improve and challenge their abilities over the half-marathon distance.

Participants can enter the events individually or the entire Series. Those who take part in a minimum of four out of seven events in the series will go in to the draw to WIN this year’s major spot prize – an all-inclusive Adventure of a lifetime to the Galapagos Islands proudly sponsored by www.southernexposuretours.co.nz Got to be in it to WIN it!

Jack's Point is an emerging settlement in one of the most beautiful places in New Zealand, and was, quite simply, made for running events with a course that has something for everyone, including the spectators! www.jackspoint.com

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RACE DATES: (Saturday’s)

26th May 2012
9th June 2012
7th July 2012
11th August 2012
22nd September 2012
27th October 2012
24th November 2012 (Final Race in Series incorporates a 5km, 10km & Half Marathon)

LOCATION:

Jack’s Point Golf Course, Queenstown.

Map of Jacks Point

EVENT / ENTRY FEE:

QRM 10km

Adult (+16yrs) $20 Child (10-15yrs) $15 Child (Under 10yrs) FREE

SERIES 10KM ENTRY *

 Adult (+16yrs) $99 (save $41 & FREE ½ Marathon Entry $40)  Child (10-15yrs) $75 (save $30)  Child (Under 10yrs) FREE

Body Mechanics 5km

Adult (+16yrs) $15 Child (10-15yrs) $10  Child (Under 10yrs) FREE

SERIES 5km Entry *

 Adult (+16yrs) $75 (save $30 & FREE ½ Marathon Entry $40)  Child (10-15yrs) $50 (save $20)  Child (Under 10yrs) FREE

HALF MARATHON

Adult (+16yrs) $40    

*Series Entry Inc 7 EVENTS + Free Entry ½ Marathon. Competitors must be 16 years and over to participate in the ½ Marathon

COURSES:

All races start and finish in the same place – opposite the Jacks Point Clubhouse besides Lake Tewa.

The 5km, 10km and Half Marathon courses are all ONE LAP and moderately undulating - however fast times have still been achieved across all events. All courses are run on tarmac other than a small section on grass at the start and finish and a wide 1.5km compact shiest track approx 3.3km in to the run.

All courses are clearly marked with RED ‘ACTIVE QT’ SIGNS together with race Marshals directing runners and walkers en route.

START TIMES:

10.00am - All races start and finish in the same place - opposite the Clubhouse, besides Lake Tewa

RACE BRIEFING:

9.55am - Race Start Line - follow marshal’s directions

REGISTRATIONS:

8.45am – 9.45am on race day – Entries also available ONLINE and at the Frontrunner, Queenstown

RACE NUMBERS:

Race numbers are to be collected on race day at the registration area located within the Jacks Point Clubhouse and are to be worn on your front and clearly visible

OFFICIALS:

All runners and are required to follow the markers on the course and directions of all race officials. Some sections of the course will be closed to traffic – however there will be some sections of the course that will be open to traffic. Please be aware of traffic at all times

DRINK STATIONS:

Participants are responsible to carry their own Food & Drinks – however Water and HIGH5 will be available at the half way point in each race and at the START / FINISH

CHANGING FACILITIES & TOILETS:

All amenities available close to the Race Start / Finish Area

*Please leave any personal belongings in the allocated areas provided or in your vehicle. No personal belongings are to be left inside the Jack’s Point Clubhouse

PRIZE GIVING:

Approx 11.30am (Monthly Events between May – October)

Approx 1.00pm (Final Race in the Series on 24th November incorporating a ½ Marathon)

REFRESHMENTS:

Refreshments will be available near to the START / FINISH and at the Jacks Point Clubhouse

CAR PARKING:

There is plentiful car parking near to the START / FINISH area – please follow Marshals Directions and Signs

DIRECTIONS:

From Shotover Street, Queenstown (Main High Street) to Jacks Point Golf Course Approx 15.5km

  • At the roundabout take the 3rd exit on to Stanley St

  • At the roundabout take the 2nd exit straight on to State Highway 6 (6.3km)

  • At the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Kawarau Rd / State Highway 6. Continue to follow State highway 6 (go through 1 roundabout and over 1 bridge (8.1km)

  • Turn right onto Maori Jack Rd (signs for Jacks Point Golf Course (1.1km)

WASTE:

Please dispose of any waste in the rubbish bins provided

FIRST AID:

First Aid Facilities will be on hand and located at the START / FINISH area

MASSAGE / PHYSIO:

Body Mechanics will be providing Massage & Physio services at the FINISH area for a minimal charge

PRIZES:

There is over $30,000 of prizes to be won throughout the Series including category winners and spot prizes.

5km Category Prizes:

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd Male and Female Overall (16 – 39)

  • 1st VET Male & Female (40 – 49, 50 – 59, 60 - 69)

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd Junior Male & Female (10 – 15)

  • 1st Junior Male & Female (U10)

10km Category Prizes:

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd Male and Female Overall (16 – 39)

  • 1st VET Male & Female (40 – 49, 50 – 59, 60 - 69)

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd Junior Male & Female (10 – 15)

  • 1st Junior Male & Female (U10)

Half Marathon Category Prizes:

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd Male & Female Overall (16 – 39)

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd VET Male & Female (40 - 49)

  • 1st VET Male & Female (50 - 59, 60 - 69, 70+)

MAJOR SPOT PRIZE: Proudly sponsored by SOUTHERN EXPOSURE TOURS

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Participants can enter the events individually or the entire Series. Those who take part in a minimum of four out of seven events in the series will go in to the draw to WIN this year’s major spot prize – an all-inclusive trip of a lifetime to the Galapagos Islands proudly sponsored by www.southernexposuretours.co.nz The winner will be drawn at random at the final race in the Series on Saturday 24th November. The winner must be present to redeem this prize. Got to be in it to WIN it!

Click on the following link to see this wicked trip of a lifetime itinerary

www.southernexposuretours.co.nz/galapagos_multi_activity_adventure_trip.html

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