FAQs

Q. Where can we collect our EVENT BIBS from?

A. Once registered you will receive a confirmation email with all relevant event information. Collection of bibs is on the morning of the event when signing in at your relevant event distance marquee. 

 

Q. Does it matter which bib I choose to wear on the day?

A. Yes. A new bib recording system has been put in place, which scans participants through each checkpoint, indicating your to checkpoint staff. This is why each bib is allocated SPECIFICALLY to individuals upon registration and MUST NOT CHANGE.

 

Q. Must we meet the minimum taxable deductible donation? 

A. Yes, you must raise the minimum donation per your category. Failure to do so could restrict entry into future events.

 

Q. Is this still a team only event?

A. This is now an individual event but we do recommend for you to participate with as many friends as you like as it is far more fun!

 

Q. Must i start at the allocated times?

A.  Yes.

 

Q. When do I receive my bib?

A. Your bib will be given to you at the time of signing in on the morning of the event. This is to ensure that event staff is aware of who and who not is out in the field during the event day.

 

Q. Must I have a support team?

A.  It is strongly recommended in the Marathon event if you are walkers. You should travel as lightly as possible along the trail and your support team meets you with food, a change of clothes, night gear, etc. It is unreasonable to expect you to carry everything you’ll need for entire event.

 

Q. Can our support team walk with us for part of the trail?

A. Yes. 

 

Q. Will my mobile phone work?

A. There are some areas of the trail where mobile phones do not work. Teams are required to carry phones on two different networks to extend the coverage.

 

Q. What should we wear?

A. Non-chafing training clothes. Make sure they are light weight and comfortable. Be prepared for the cold, particularly at night.

 

Q. Are trainers or hiking boots better for this event?

A. It is up to you. Experienced walkers are divided on this point so the best thing to do is get training on the trail and find out what is best for you. Some also prefer to have spare shoes (and socks) so they can switch back and forth during the event.

 

Q. What facilities are at the Checkpoints?

A. Check-in and check-through desks, toilets, water (cold and boiling), basic provisions (fruit, bread, jam and soup) and first aid facilities. Most Checkpoints also give you the opportunity to meet up with your support team (relatives/friends helping your team with comfort, encouragement, change of clothes, other food & beverages).

 

Q. When is the latest possible registration date? 

A. Registrations will close Monday the 24th September 2018. LATE ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.