Peak 2 Powderkeg 2018

Saturday, October 6, 2018 17:00 (GMT+12)

Event info
Sport: Adventure racing
Location: Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
Registrations: 59
Registration closes: Friday, October 5, 2018 23:59 (GMT+12)
Organized by: Ruapehu Alpine Lifts & Powderhorn Chateau
Event website: http://www.peaktopowderkeg.co.nz

Peak 2 Powderkeg 2018

Event notes
The Peak 2 Powderkeg is an iconic four stage adventure race from the top of Turoa Ski Area to the Powderkeg bar at the foot of Mt Ruapehu. Participants can enter as an individual or team of three to complete the stages:

- Ski from top to bottom of the ski area
- 3.8km downhill run on the sealed Ohakune Mountain Road
- 12.5km downhill bike on sealed road, followed by short 300m dash run and beer/lemonade skull.

The event is followed by a barbecue and prize giving at the Powderkeg, which is included in the event entry fee for all entrants. Additional tickets can be bought for supporters and friends.

Event fees (payable on the day of the event)
Youth (< 18): $60
Adult: $90
Team: $180
Supporter BBQ ticket: $38
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Event Rules

1. Team entries must include a minimum of one female and can be any age mix.

2. All competitors must complete their registration and payment and collect their competitor numbers in person at Turoa Ski Area on event day at the time and place specified in the Snow Report from 6:30am. Failure to do so will result in the competitor(s) registration being pulled from the event.

3. Each Individual Competitor/Team is required to have an assistant to retrieve all of the competitor/team’s gear from the transition areas. This is compulsory.

4. There will be no refunds to non-use of entry and entry fees cannot be transferred to future events.

5. All competitors clearly displaying their competitor number will receive one lift access in the designated time slot that will allow them access to the start after the normal lift operations have closed for public use. If Contingency Plan, Poor Snow Conditions is put in place, Runners and Competitor’s Assistants will be granted access to the appropriate Chair Lift(s).

6. All competitors must have full body wear on during the snow stage. This includes a minimum of soft-shell jacket and full-length running tights. Those racing without proper snowsports clothing do so at their own risk.

7. Snowsport helmets are compulsory during the snow stage.

8. Entrants must ski/board between the gates on the set course or a 3 minute time penalty will be added to their final time.

9. Entrants must give right of way to the downhill competitor as well as follow ALL aspects of the Snow Responsibility Code.

10. All team members must be observed to ‘tag out’ their team mate in the transition zone before commencing the next stage.

11. New Zealand road certified helmets are compulsory during the biking section.

12. It is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure that their bicycle and any other equipment used in the event are in
roadworthy condition.

13. Cyclists must obey New Zealand road rules

14. Entrants must obey the road rules and, in particular, must stay to the left of the centre line unless otherwise noted by road safety signage/equipment. Even though the road will be closed to public use, entrants acknowledge that there is no guarantee that other members of the public will respect the road closure or obey the road rules.

15. Entrants must comply with all directions of event officials, marshals and security personnel as well as all event signage.

16. Ruapehu Alpine Lifts Ltd reserves the right to change the course on event day for snow, safety or weather
considerations

17. For safety reasons accompanying vehicles are not permitted on the course.

18. It is each entrant’s responsibility to ensure that they have adequately prepared themselves physically for their selected section/s of the competition.

19. The Peak to Powderkeg is an exciting and exhilarating event however; entrants agree that their first priority is the safety of themselves and others.

20. Ruapehu Alpine Lifts Ltd and Powderhorn Leisure Ltd will not accept any liability for injury/fatality to any participant or damage / loss of property.

21. All entrants are required to attend the competitors’ briefing in the Turoa Plaza on the day of the event.

22. It is each entrant’s responsibility to be informed and read all information made available regarding the event.

23. Each entrant will accept that all instructions, whether written or verbal, are clear and unambiguous.

24. Any entrant who, in the opinion of the organisers, fails to comply with these event conditions may be disqualified from the event. No refund will be granted.

Compulsory Equipment

Helmets: these are compulsory for both the Snow and Bike Stages of the event. They must meet NZ Snow and Bike standards.

Bike: road or mountain bike, it must be road worthy.

Skis or Snowboard: necessary for the snow stage.

Running shoes: trails or flats are suitable for this downhill section.

Outer wear: Appropriate ski/snowboard pants are compulsory for the Snow Stage; this includes a minimum of soft- shell jacket and full-length running tights.

Terms and Conditions of Entry

1. All entrants must accept and comply with all the event Terms and Conditions.

2. There will be no refunds to non-use of entry and entry fees cannot be transferred to future events.

3. Helmets are compulsory during the Snow and Bike stages of the event (including pre-event practice).

4. Entrants must follow ALL aspects of the Snow Responsibility Code and obey New Zealand road rules.

5. It is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure that any of their equipment used in the event is in safe condition to
compete with.

6. Entrants must comply with all directions of event officials, marshals and security personnel as well as all event signage.

7. Ruapehu Alpine Lifts Ltd. reserve the right to change the course on event day for snow, safety or weather
considerations.

8. It is each entrant’s responsibility to ensure that they have adequately prepared themselves physically for the event.

9. Prior to participating, entrants will the opportunity to inspect the course(s).

10. Entrants agree that their first priority is the safety of themselves and others. Ruapehu Alpine Lifts Ltd. will not
accept any liability for injury/ fatality to any participant or damage/loss of property.

11. All competitors are encouraged to label all their equipment with competitor name/number and contact phone
number.

12. All entrants are required to attend a competitors’ briefing as posted in Competitor’s Information on the day of the event.

13. It is the responsibility of the competitor to be in position for the start of the event.

14. No exceptions will be made to lift operations or road closures for competitors who miss scheduled timings.

15. It is each entrant’s responsibility to be informed and read all information made available regarding the event.

16. Each entrant will accept that all instructions, whether written or verbal, are clear and unambiguous.

17. Any entrant who, in the opinion of the organisers, fails to comply with these event conditions may be disqualified from the event; no refund will be granted.

18. Entries will be accepted according to Competitor’s Information; late entries may not be accepted.