Terms & Conditions

I have read and understand the information regarding this event and understand that I participate in this event at my own risk. I acknowledge and accept that mountain biking and trail running carries an inherent risk of injury, illness and in extreme cases, death. I will be drug and alcohol free for this event. I acknowledge that although the event has medical personnel and resources at various points along the course, the inaccessibility of much of the trail will make it difficult or impossible for medical assistance to reach me immediately and extractions may take a period of time. I agree to allow event medical staff to treat me as they see fit. I hereby attest and verify that I am physically fit and have sufficiently trained for this event. I understand that competing in this event may involve riding, running and walking on wilderness trails with rocks, roots, river crossings, and up and down steep terrain. The hazards may include but are not limited to; challenging terrain, rocks, roots, adjacent streams, rivers, motor vehicle traffic, slippery surfaces, loose rocks, soft sand, weather conditions, heat exhaustion, actions of spectators, other competitors, general public and the event organisers personnel. 

If you break down or get injured, use your mobile phone to call event staff for assistance, or walk or ride on to the next Marshal if you can, or stay on the marked course and wait for event staff who will provide assistance. I agree to comply with the rules and directions of event officials and their personnel. I will stay on the marked course at all times, unless instructed by event staff. Do not go out on the course before the race starts or after the race ends. I will obey all course marking. Directional red arrows will direct you on the course. Stay left at all times. The course is NOT closed to other vehicles. Support crews are not allowed onto the event course, except at Transition Points. Wear the correct safety gear when taking part. Mountain Bikers must wear hard shell helmet, closed footwear and shirt. Gloves are recommended. My support crew and I will obey the instructions given by event staff. I accept that I may be pulled from the course at any time with the discretion of event staff primarily for, but not limited to, safety reasons. I will complete the entire course, or my allocated leg (if in a team) under my own power. I will not light any fires. I will be respectful of other trail users such as recreational walkers and mountain bikers. I will not litter. Smoking is not permitted at any of the checkpoints or along the trail by participants, staff, spectators or supporters. Dogs are not allowed on the course. 

If I wish to withdraw from the event, I will either inform the nearest event staff, or talk to the Race Director at the event finish. Participants who leave the course/event without informing staff of their race number will be classified as "missing”. The participant will be contacted on their mobile phone and their emergency contact will be called. If there is no response from either party or the emergency contact does not know the status of the participant, a search will be activated. Any search related costs will be charged to the participant. If I need assistance, I will ask a staff member or nearest marshal. If none of these options work and I have cell phone coverage and it is a true emergency, I will call NZ emergency services by dialling 111. 

I hereby allow the use of my name and image to be used in the media and for marketing purposes. I hereby allowing aerial filming of myself, including use of drones, as part of this event. I also understand that my contact details will be added to the events database, and that I will receive emails directly from the Triple Peaks management. I understand that I can unsubscribe from this database at any time. The event will not, under any circumstances, distribute at any time, the contact details of those on the event database. 

I hereby acknowledge this waiver, release and indemnity discharge all persons, corporations, associations and bodies involved or otherwise engaged in promoting or staging the event and their servants, agents, representatives, officers and employees. This includes but is not limited to the various committees, members, and employees of all independent contracted suppliers to the event, local councils, cities and districts and their respective officers, directors, employees, independent contractors, representatives, agents, volunteers, event organisers and sponsors whether or not the loss, injury or damage is attributed to the act or neglect of any or more of them. 

If the weather is rough on the race day the organisers reserve the right to modify and utilise an alternative course. Every effort will be made to provide the same distance courses as advertised, but there is no guarantee of this. Triple Peaks management will make every possible effort to ensure this event takes place. However certain circumstances may arise which means the event will have to be cancelled. These circumstances include, without limitation; fires, flood, storms, explosion, acts of God, war, governmental actions or non-performance by third parties. In the rare case that the event is cancelled, due to circumstances beyond the reasonable control of the management team, Triple Peaks management will not be held responsible for offering any refunds to participants (apart from a situation caused as a result of Covid 19, see below for details).**

I hereby agree that in the case of event cancellation due to extreme inclement weather (at the discretion of event officials), my entry fee shall be non-refundable.

Due to personal circumstances
Competitors will receive a full refund less a $20 admin fee if we are notified of their inability to compete by midnight 30 January 2022.

Refunds after this date until midnight 6 February 2022 will be reimbursed at 50% entry fee.
There are no refunds from midnight 6 February 2022 until race day.
Entries cannot be deferred to other years.

If you wish to make changes to your entry (eg change of name or other alteration), a $20 admin fee MAY apply. You must inform the Event Directors of any changes or withdrawals. This policies are applicable in ALL circumstances, please do not ask for exceptions.

Due to COVID-19

The event will only take place if Hawke’s Bay is in the Orange or Green levels in the traffic light alert system, with the use of ‘My Vaccine Pass’. The government may mandate certain restrictions in order for the event to go ahead. I understand that these conditions must be met in order to ensure my participation in the event, as outlined by the government regulations that cover events at the event date.

The event will be cancelled if we are in the Red level, or equivalent alert level classification system. There will be no postponement date.

Refunds due to cancellation from COVID-19 will be as follows depending on the date of cancellation.

 In the event of the event being cancelled due to COVID-19 competitors would receive a refund of:

• Up to 4 weeks to the event date (until midnight 29 January 2022) will receive an 80% refund

• Up to one week before the event date (from midnight 19 February until midnight 25 February 2022) until the event date will receive a 40% refund. Any event tees ordered will be distributed.