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 RACE REPORT 2013              

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You will find the Rail Trail stunning in every sense. It is a beautiful

track that passes through farmland, past some tranquil and beautiful 

lakes, and follows the scenic Port Hills of Canterbury.  Your hard

efforts will be paid off as you enter Little River at the finish line, where

you get to soak up the festivities that the Little River community and

Scenic Sports staff have organised for you. This event is perfect for

the whole family. Come and run 'guilt free' while your supporters

and/or family are entertained back at the Awa-Iti Domain in Little River.

We have a 24km Trail Run, a 10km Trail Run or Walk, and a 5km Fun Run/Walk for you to choose from. And new to 2014, all 24km FINISHERS will get a medal for their hard work!

We highly recommend you and your friends dress up for the race too! We have special prizes for the best dressed man, woman, and group. Go on, you know you want to!

The COMPLETE PERFORMANCE Rail Trail Rampage course involves running or walking along a packed gravel track, and near the end at Little River, you will need to cross over State Highway 75 (which will be patrolled by Traffic Management) to lead you towards the finish at the Awa-Iti Domain, Little River. Along the course there are a few bridges to cross and a few gates that you will need to go through.

The course takes you alongside some beautiful lakes, foothills and farmland of Canterbury's Banks Peninsula. You will get to take in the unique environment that this specific area has to offer, as well as the possibility of seeing some lovely bird life too. You'll even get to learn some of the history of this beautiful trail. Come and enjoy the fun atmosphere that the Complete Performance Rail Trail Rampage has to offer!

The 24 km course is mainly flat with a total ascent of 182m and a decent of 185m .  The 10km course is again mainly flat, with an ascent of 72m, and descent of 78m.   

A percentage of your entry fee goes towards the Department of Conservation to help maintain our beautiful New Zealand.   

Course Maps

For the 24km course map please click HERE

For the 10km course map please click HERE

For the 5km course map please click HERE

Race Starts

 Sunday 12 October  2014

10 km Trail Run/Trail Walk - Birdlings Flat to Little River - starts at 9:30 am.             $45.00 (late entry) 

24 km Trail Run - Motukarara to Little River - starts at 9:30am.                                $70.00 (late entry)

(All 24 km finishers receive a race medal in 2014!)

5km Fun Run and Walk - Caton's Bay to Little River - starts at 11:00am                     $30.00 (late entry)   (includes compulsory bus fare to the start line.) 

800m Kids' Dash (CHASE THE CLOWN )- Awa-Iti Domain, Little River - starts 12:30pm       $ 2.00 (pay on the

                                                                                                                                      day - look out

#LATE ENTRIES#                                                                                         for the sign at the Domain)

You can pay online until noon Thursday with a late penalty of $10. 
After this we will be taking down the online entry option and the
only way to enter after this point is to come into Frontrunner 
Colombo on Friday between 2pm-5:30pm and pay CASH only.




Please note that the Kids Dash is for Children under 12 years old.

For the 5km Fun Run/Walk the bus ticket required is included in the entry fee. There is no separate walk

category for the 5km event. This is a Fun Run/Walk - please see the Prize Giving section below for more


Payment can be made via Internet banking to Scenic Sports, account

number 03 1588 0085088 00. Include surname and CPRTR as a reference when

depositing online. Payment often takes a day or two to show up in the account, so you can 

expect confirmation of entry within 4 days of entering and making payment.

Entries close on Tuesday 7th October 2014. After this we will accept late entries at an additional cost of $15 until we reach capacity of 500 athletes. No entries will be accepted after 5pm Friday 10th October 2014.

Heart Racer

It is with pleasure that we announce that the New Zealand Heart Foundation are supporting the

Complete Performance Rail Trail Rampage!!!   So lets support them, ourselves, and our friends and family

by becoming a heart racer today. Click here to find out more and become a heart racer today!!!  Follow the links to start up your own fundraising page.


It is COMPULSARY for all entrants to attend the briefing.

10 km Trail Briefing: Held at 9:15 am by the race start point on the

                                            corner of State Highway 75 and Bayleys Road.

24 km Trail Briefing: Held at 9:15 am by the Motukarara Train Station.

5km Trail Briefing: Held at 10:45am at Caton's  Bay.

Distances of all events are approximate.

Race Pack Collection

24km and 10km Athletes:

Race Registration is at the start area for these distances from 8am.

If you are catching the bus to your start area your Race Registration will be near the bus stop at the Awa-Iti Domain, Little River from 7:30-8:15am.

5km Athletes:

Race Registration will be near the bus stop at the Awa-Iti Domain, Little River between 9:30-10:15am.

Buses to the Start Lines

10km and 24km Athletes:

Buses will be running from Awa-Iti Domain, Little River to both start lines.  If you want to take a bus to the start line, you will need to indicate this on your entry form, and add $10.00 to your entry fee. The bus option allows you to leave your vehicle at the Domain (the finish area) and get a ride BACK to the start area for your race. We have provided this option as this course is not a loop course. Where you start is not where you finish!  

Please consider this option carefully as last minute requests can not be guaranteed, we book the buses according to requirements as specified on your entry form.

You will need to arrive at the  Awa-Iti Domain, Little River between 7:30-8:15am to complete your Race Registration. The buses will be leaving to both start lines at 8:30am SHARP.  You will need to show the driver your bus ticket, which will be given to you on race pack collection.

5km Athletes:

If you are entering the 5km Fun Run/Walk you are required to take the bus to the start area. There is no parking available at the start area so you need to be at the Awa-Iti Domain, Little River between 9:30-10:15am to complete your Race Registration and to catch the bus to your start line. Your bus ticket cost is incorporated into your entry fee. Buses will be leaving Little River Domain at 10:30am SHARP to arrive in plenty of time for your race briefing.

You will need to show the bus driver your bus ticket, which will be given to you on race pack collection. 


10km and 24km Athletes only:

There is parking available along the grass road verges at all destinations, whether you wish to park your vehicle at Motukarara, Birdlings Flat, or at the Awa-Iti Domain in Little River.  You will need to ensure you will be able to get to your car from the finish line at Little River, whether you get dropped off at the start lines and have someone waiting for you at the finish, or you decide to order a bus from Little River to your chosen start line.

There is no parking available for 5km Athletes. Please refer to the Bus section above.

Post Race Meal

Lovely Grub Location Catering have come on board this year as our official catering sponsor! We are very excited to be able to offer each competitor a free burger (vegetarian option available)! In your Race Pack you will find a Lovely Grub serviette. Take this to their catering truck to receive your nourishing burger after you finish. They will also be selling these burgers to any supporters who can't resist, and will have a selection of cold drinks on offer as well.

Running Attire

This event is designed for you to show everyone how awesome you are. Dressing up in your favorite and most powerful super hero outfit is strongly encouraged. As we all know super hero's run and walk  faster!!!  Prizes will be given for best super hero individual costume and team  costume. So start thinking about your outfit now!!!!


There are basic toilet facilities at all start lines, and at the Awa-Iti Domain, Little River.

Along the 24km course there is a toilet at Kaituna - approx 7.5km from the start line, at Birdlings Flat (13km mark) and at Caton's Bay (19km mark).

Along the 10km course there will be a toilet at Caton's Bay (the 5km mark).

There are no toilets on the 5km course.

Water Stations

Hydration Stations will be available at intervals throughout the trail. 

For the 24km Trail Run from Motukarara to Little River, there will be hydration stations offering water at 6km, 11.5km, and 19km from the start line. 

For the 10km Trail Run/Walk from Birdlings Flat to Little River, there will be a hydration station offering water 5km from the start line.   

There are no hydration stations along the 5km course.

Rules and Safety

This event involves running on both the trail and road. It is vital that you listen to all marshals along the course and follow their directions at all times to ensure your safety.  All roads are open, and we endeavour to give you smooth run, but road traffic will have right of way.

All competitors must obey all road rules. The road will be open at all times.

All competitors must respect the track they are running along, take only pictures, and leave only your footprints. The Rail Trail is on Department of Conservation land, and it is important that you respect any wildlife and plants along the course.

The race referee or chief marshal has the right to withdraw any competitor they consider to be under severe stress.

Please dress appropriately for the weather.  It can be quite exposed in some areas of the Rail Trail.

The trail consists of packed gravel. There are a few bridge crossings along the course which have cattle stops either side of them. Please ensure you WALK across these as the can get very slippery. Also there a few gates you will need to go through, including one that must be closed after you go through it. Please take your time as you make your way though these obstacles.

At times lake flies and magpies can cause a bit of a bother, these should not be an issue, but if you are worried just wear some sunglasses (for the lake flies) and practise waving your arms around to deter any magpies! 

St John staff will be present during the event. If you injure yourself or feel unwell at any stage along the course, please notify a fellow competitor, so they can let the nearest marshal know that you are in distress, and the first aide staff will come to your rescue.

Prize Giving

The prize giving will be held at approximately 1:00pm at the Awa-Iti Domain.

The first three men and women across the finish line in the 24km Trail Run will be awarded prizes.

In the 10km Trail Run and 10km Trail Walk, the first three Males and Females across the finish line in both the Run and Walk will also be awarded prizes.

In the 5km Fun Run/Walk there will be prizes for the first three men and women across the finish line.

Even if you are not a place getter, please stay for the prize giving as there are some awesome spot prizes to give away. 

Clothing and Bags

Any clothing or bags can be placed in the bags provided in your race packs and left at either the Birdlings Flat or Motukarara start areas. Please make sure your bags are clearly labelled with your name and race number.  They will then be taken to the Domain for you to collect when you finish your race.  This service is offered at your own risk, so please don't leave anything valuable in your bag.  

Food Stalls and Entertainment

This is a running event the whole family can be involved in. At the finish line there will be plenty of entertainment including pony rides, face painting, music for your entertainment, and even a masseuse to soothe all your muscle aches. There will also be stalls for you to browse while you get your energy back and wait for the prize giving.  Lovely Grub Location Catering will be serving up some delicious food too and a coffee cart will be on site. So make sure you bring your wallets - the Little River Community has been working hard to make this a really memorable experience for you all. 


The Little River Camp ground is offering you a great opportunity. If you want to come out and make a weekend of it with your family, they are letting children stay for free over the weekend of the Complete Performance Rail Trail Rampage if you mention that you have entered in the event.  They offer fantastic facilities in an idyllic environment.  Check out their website for more details www.littlerivercampground.co.nz. 

Refund Policy

If in the unfortunate circumstance you need to withdraw from the event, please view the following dates for refund/transfer details:

You are able to get a full refund up until the 31st of August.

For the month of September you are able to get a refund minus a $20 administration fee.

There are no refunds after the 30th of September.   

You are able to transfer your entry to another competitor up until the 7th of October when entries close. Please email the Race Director to inform of the changes.


Preliminary results will be available after the prize giving. Official results will show on our  website www.scenicsports.co.nzwebsite within 2-3 days after the event. Place-getters will be acknowledged at the prize giving. Please do not bother the time keepers until after every one has finished the trail.


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