DOG CREEK TIMBER TRAIL ULTRA RUN
aka OLD FOREST HANMER 100

Come run with the wild things

New Name For 2025...

OUR NEXT EVENT

Friday 4th Apr 2025

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Race Information

Pure single track with the perfect balance of technical and runnable trail. Excellent course for those wanting to step up to these distances or try off road trail ultras for the first time. 

Elevation gain/loss approximately +/- 365m per lap.

The race format is a lap format on a 16km, figure 8 (roughly) lap. The Northern loop is around 10km & run clockwise, with The Southern loop of the lap of around 6km is run anticlockwise with the  with the total lap start/finish in the middle, so effectively you will pass the aid station and finish area every half lap. There is ample space for support crews to set up here.

At this point we will not offer the 12/24hr options.

NOTE: live Tracking not available for this race.

Entry Fees

Earlybird – until 20th Dec

General – until Mar 31st

Late – until Apr 16th

24/12 hr

$200/$160

$250/$200

$300/$240

100 miles

$200.00

$250.00

$300.00

100km

$160.00

$200.00

$240.00

50 miles

$144.00

$180.00

$216.00

50km

$120.00

$150.00

$180.00

21km

$80.00

$100.00

$120.00

Entry Cutoff

Earlybird entry open for 2025 until 31st Oct. General entry closes 20th MAR!!

Restrictions

Age groups: These will be applied where there are sufficient competitors to warrant reasonable competition (min of 10 competitors) in the 50km. The 80.5km and 100km will be open class only for this year.

Start Times

  • 100 miles: 9am Friday
  • 24 hour: 10am Friday
  • 12 hour 5am Sat
  • 100km: 5am Sat
  • 50 miles: 5am Sat
  • 50km: 9am Sat
  • 21km: 10:30am Sat
Race briefing will be 10 minutes prior to your race start with competitors to make their way across the road ready for their start.

Average Times

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Course Map

Course Elevation

Course Notes

NOTE! As the course itself does not cross the road (it goes under via the Dog Creek Bridge) there will not be road control working, so please ensure you cross the road safely!

Given the confined nature of the course there will not be any compulsory gear to carry, however you should be prepared for running in all weather conditions – including snow! Extreme conditions deemed likely to cause harm to competitors will result in adjustments to the distances or complete cancellation.

100km & 80.5km & 12hr runners will require a headlight for their first laps – until around 7:15 – 7:30am and all competitors will require a headlight if you anticipate your run time going beyond 5:00pm

All competitors must start their final lap by 6pm. Those who dnf (due to time limit) on their entered distance may (where applicable) be given a time for the next previous distance.

The course itself is 16km (TBC) km of sweet needle strewn (at present) singletrack goodness. With the Southern loop in particular winding through several original experimental plantings (from as early as 1901) of exotic timber species, including Larch, Douglas Fir, Spruce, Radiata and Corsican/Austriaka. There are several foot bridges and staircases (around 52 steps in total) to climb and one section along the side of Dog Creek and around Squirrel Lake.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Compulsory medical check!

ALL miler & 24 hour challenge competitors will be required to complete a compulsory medical checkup during the night – generally around the 1am-3am mark but can be anytime as conditions dictate.

Be Prepared!

Competitors can expect any and all weather conditions – be prepared and stay adequately hydrated. There will be a main aid station/marshal point at the finish area junction.

Minimum Gear Requirements

There will not be any compulsory gear list but – it can go from hot sun to heavy snow in a matter of hours even in the height of summer so ensure you are prepared for all conditions.

Race Briefing

All Competitors must attend the race briefing –Race briefing will be 20 minutes prior to your race start.

Anyone who is unable to meet these conditions should notify The Yeti (theyeti@stjamesmountainsports.co.nz) to make other arrangements.

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