Gone Nuts - (The Exclusive) 25km
The Gone Nuts 25km Adventure Run will commence at 8.30 am outside the local Surf Club on the beautiful white sands of Boat Harbour Beach. The 50km and 101km competitors will also pass through here marking the half way (50km) and three quarter mark (101km) of their events.
Where: Boat Harbour Beach
Start time: 10:30am
Competitor services: Toilets, Parking, and Gear Drop
Aid Stations: Table Cape Lighthouse / Finish Line
Checkpoints: Chambers Bay / Table Cape Lighthouse/ Finish Line
Finish: Gutteridge Gardens, Wynyard
What to expect: This leg has a huge variety of terrain from beaches and inter tidal zones with some technical terrain over reefs and rocks, farm tracks, driveways, fence lines cross country farm land, single track and a short bitumen sections. It is undulating with some short step climbs until you reach Table Cape Lookout, from there it then descends to your finish line in Wynyard.
NOTE – THIS LEG TRAVERSES PRIVATE LAND AND NO PRIOR ACCESS IS AVAILABLE. PLEASE RESPECT!
Cut off times: There are no cut off times for the 25km race (other than race finish at 10am Sunday morning) - so everyone can enjoy this leg - fantastic day out even for walkers! (take a picnic and enjoy the views)
The race will start with competitors heading east from Surf Life Saving Club along the beach and onto the coast, there is a little rock scrambling and care should be taken on this section – too early in the race to take risks or way to close to home if doing the longer runs! The course then heads up of the coast and onto rolling coastal farm land where you follow farm and cattle tracks, cross lush green paddocks occasionally dropping back down to the coast for a short rock hop before heading back onto the green pasture. Take time to enjoy the stunning views afforded along this section, knowing that you are able to do this thanks exclusively to the private land holders who have been generous enough to let us on their land.
The course continues east and bringing you ever closer to Table Cape which has loomed large from the start. At Chambers Bay (check this) we run out of usable coast and head inland through more private farm land and onto a two kilometre sealed section before dropping back down onto a private track network that takes you up, down and around the western side of Table Cape. Leaving the farm land for a small time you climb up to the Table Cape Light House via some single and farm tracks on private land. An aide station is situated at this stunning location so stop for a drink and some nutrition or just take in the views before heading off towards the finish line.
From the Lighthouse you follow a very picturesque section along the top of Table Cape to the look out where you site the finish line for the very first time – not far now! A second short sealed section brings you onto the eastern side of Table Cape and onto some beautiful rolling pasture which follows the coast high above the water line and leads down to the fossil bluff lookout. Now in suburbia we follow a single track out, across and back along the Inglis River before the final 1.5km section to the finish line.
Enjoy the final stretch and the finishing arc, be cheered on by spectators, family, friends and other competitors. Whatever your distance bask in the enjoyment of your achievement and know that have accomplished what you set out to achieve – you have officially GONE NUTS for 25km.
Compulsory Gear List
The Gone Nuts adventures all have a Compulsory Gear Lists. Please print off your relevant list and make sure you arrive at registration with all the required gear. The list is designed to make your running adventure as safe as possible - so please abide by the requirements. Ultimately you are responsible for your own safety, however there will be random gear checks and anyone found not to have the required gear will not be allowed to start.
All gear can be purchased from our event partners Find Your Feet.
FIND YOUR FEET have given us wonderful support since the race started and are again offering competitors a discount on any compulsory gear that you may require. Use or mention GONE NUTS 2020 to receive a discount.