WHAT IS "TEAM UP TAITAMARIKI"
Youth version of the Ultra Team Relay. Exactly the same in terms of requirements to paticipate but sponsored by Te Houtaewa Maori Charitable Trust to ensure that this korero will be here for Mokopuna of tommorrow.
This is created by Tamariki for Tamariki, following in the footsteps of our Tupuna and the Wero "Te Houtaewa Challenge", known for his incredible athletic abilities.
In teams of five you will form a relay team where you will all participate in the 62km ultra marathon course, each completing 12km of the journey towards the finish line of Paripari Domain, Ahipara. At the end of the relay you will be welcomed into a festival where your whanau and friends are encouraged to come along to help cheer you and your team in.
WHO CAN ENTER?
Anyone that’s a taitamariki/youth!
Taitamariki/youth is any persons between the ages of 13 - 22 years old, so anyone aged between 13 - 22 years old can enter and be part of the Taitamariki Ultra Team Relay Challenge.
We want this challenge to be inclusive to all youth in our community so we encourage anyone in this age range to come together, form a team and take part of the challenge!
TEAM UP TAITAMARIKI CHALLENGE
THIS IS A KOHA EVENT
We want to break down the financial barriers for our taitamariki (youth) in order for them to be a part of this challenge! Register a team and together decide, what and how you will contribute
KOHA - (Maori custom of gift, present, offering, donation, or contribution) toward this event.
FORMING A TEAM
It is up to you to form a team! You can team up together with classmates from school, as a sports team, as a church group, as a whanau or just as a unique team!
The only requirement is that each team member must be aged between 13 - 22 years old.
You must form a team and register your team before 8th February 2020.
WHEN AND WHERE IS THE CHALLENGE?
The challenge takes place on Saturday 7 March 2020 at 7.30AM.
The challenge begins at Te Ari (the Bluff) on Ninety Mile Beach, and finishes at Ahipara, in front of PariPari Domain.
ALL TEAMS MUST PROVIDE THEIR OWN TRANSPORT
Each team must provide their own transport with a driver who will not be participating in the running but be responsible for supporting the team in completing the TUT Challenge by transporting the team as they drive alongside their running member through each leg of the race.
As this race takes place on 90 Mile Beach, we recommend 4x4 wheel drive vehicle in order to handle the soft terrain.
The relay is a 5-person team with each team member running a distance of 12km. Changeover will be in accordance with standard rules whereby athletes must touch hands in the designated transition area.
In case of injury or illness during the race which forces the athlete to abandon the competition, the next stage runner may start immediately after an official has verified the situation.
All participants are expected to carry a kumara and every team relay member to collect and carry the additional kumara at each designated station. Teams must All cross over the finish line together. All participants are to “return a kumara” to the Village Pātaka.
Race number and bib
Aid & Fuel stations every 3km (all with water, flat coke & food)
Post-event recovery area at the finish with food & drink
OPTIONAL & ADDITIONAL
Te Houtaewa Challenge “competitors only” t-shirt
CUT OFF TIME
SATURDAY 7 MARCH
1 X 14 KM & 4 X 12 KM (THE FIRST LEG IS 14KM TO ALIGN WITH AID STATIONS)
13 YEARS AS OF 7 MARCH 2020
TE ARI / MAUNGANUI BLUFF
PARIPARI DOMAIN, AHIPARA