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SUPPORT CREW & PACERS

DROP BAGS

 

A drop bag service is available which allows you to have your own personal supplies (gels, food, change of socks, shoes, shorts, lubricant etc) available at certain aid stations.

 

At Athlete Check-in you will be supplied drop bag labels. Attach the corresponding bag label to your bag/s  and drop your bag/s at the designated area at Athlete Check-in before 9pm on Friday. Your start line drop bag is dropped on race day at the start line info tent.

 

Please note:

  • Drop bags must not contain any glass

  • All liquids must be in secure containers

  • We cannot move bags between aid stations for you, i.e you must provide a bag for each location where you wish to have personal supplies.

  • Bags must be a soft and of reasonable size. Please don’t pack the kitchen sink!

  • If you have a drop bag at an Aid Station you will be asked to move it from the ‘unused pile’ to the ‘used pile’ even if you did not use your drop bag. This allows us to transport your drop bag/s quickly back to the finish line and will help allow the drop bag tent to remain orderly for the benefit of athletes yet to arrive.

 

You will receive one ‘Authority to Collect’ card at Athlete Check-in. This entitles your support crew to collect your drop bag/s from the finish line on your behalf. No one other than you (with your race bib as identification) or supporters with an ‘Authority to Collect’ card will be able to collect drop bag/s.

 

Please try not to use the drop bag service for any Aid Stations where your support crew will be attending.

SUPPORT CREW

It IS totally possible to do any of the three courses WITHOUT your own dedicated support crew. We will be fully supporting all participants with nutrition, food, water and more at aid stations, plus taking your drop bags to certain specified locations. In short, we have you totally covered and encourage you to do the event in this race supported fashion as it is most true to the spirit of The WILD.

 

That said, if you really want to have your own people out there to help support you then you are welcome to do so. But given the remote nature of much of the course and the difficulty of accessing several of the aid stations, we have to limit spectator and supporter access to just these locations:

 

100 mile course:  

  • AS 6 - Cardrona Ski Field (approx. 95km)

  • AS 7 - Cardrona Church Hall (approx. 102km)*

  • AS 8 - Crown Saddle (approx. 127km)*

  • AS 9 - Wilcox Green, Arrowtown (approx. 146km)

* very limited parking – time restrictions for access will be advised in due course.

 

50 mile course:

  • AS 5 - Wilcox Green, Arrowtown (approx. 62km)

 

20 mile course:

  • AS 1 – Chinese Settlement, Arrowtown (approx. 18km)

 

We are very aware these are the latter aid stations of the 100 Mile and the last aid station for the 50 Mile, but all the other parts of the course are either private or just too WILD to get to. We ask that you please respect our decision on making this call.

 

Even though Skippers Road and Macetown Road are public roads we kindly ask that your support crew do NOT try to access any of the earlier aid stations in case it causes congestion, which could then pose Health &Safety risks and event crew access issues.  And in case any further deterrent was necessary you should know that both Skippers Road and Macetown Road are serious 4WD undertakings – the latter in particular involves some extremely technical off-roading sections and limited to no passing places, as well as 20-30 river crossings.  We have already done substantial damage to two of our vehicles on course recces!

We will have traffic management in place for both these roads.

 

PACERS

 

100 Mile runners can pick up a pacer at either Cardrona Ski Field (with some 70km still to go) or at Wilcox Green in Arrowtown (with 19km to go). These are the only two spots where pacers will be allowed to join a participant.

 

50 Mile runners can only pick up a pacer at Wilcox Green in Arrowtown (with 19km to go).

 

Pacers are optional – it’s your choice whether you use one or not, but we highly recommend that those doing the 100 mile run have one for at least the final leg from Arrowtown. We’ll provide further updates regarding pacer registration in due course.

 

Pacers are companion runners that can accompany a 100Miler athlete from various points. Pacers run for free but must be registered online no later than 12th November 2022. The Pacer's role is to accompany their athlete, to provide moral support, pacing advice and companionship in the latter stages of the event.

 

There are strict rules regarding pacing:

  • Pacers MUST register themselves online as they will be required to sign a waiver.

  • All Pacers must wear a compulsory race bib number. Pacer(s) must attend Athlete Check-in to collect their bib.

  • The minimum age for Pacers is 18 years old.

  • Pacer numbers will be red and match the number of your athlete. This is so we know you are part of the event.

  • Pacers must carry their own set of mandatory clothing and equipment items to match that required by the 100Miler athletes.

  • Pacers cannot meet their athlete before or after the designated start locations or at intermediate points. Doing so results in disqualification.

  • Competitors can use two Pacers – but only one at a time (they must change over at an Aid Station).

  • If you plan to make an exchange, you must hand over your pacer number to the next pacer.

  • Pacers are responsible for their own transport.

  • There are no Pacers for 20Miler runners.

  • Pacers may not carry extra water, food or equipment for runners.

  • With the exception of an emergency or medical situation, Pacers cannot provide any material or physical assistance to their athletes.