Entry Info


Race Day 2017
Saturday 4th November


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> Entry Fee is $40.

>  Entries after Monday 30th October will incur an additional late fee of $10.

>  Withdrawals up to Wednesday 1st November will be refunded.

>  Withdrawals after Wednesday 1st November are non-refundable.


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Race Info


Race Day

Saturday 4th November 2017


Start/Finish Venue

Baldoon Farm, Dalethorpe Road
Main West Coast Road
Canterbury 

Directions
Take the Main West Coast Road from Christchurch toward Springfield.
Approx 3k past Sheffield (6k before Springfield) turn left into Dalethorpe Road.
Follow Dalethorpe Road for approx 10k south/west to Baldoon Farm.
Follow signs to start/finish area.


Timelines

Registration - 7:30-9:30am

Briefing - 9:30am (all entrants must attend)

Start - 10:00am (all entrants start together)

Expected Run Times - 1.5-3hrs

Expected Walk Times - 1.5-3hrs

Prize Giving - 1:00pm


General Info

On race day all entrants must be at Baldoon Farm at least 60min before their start.

All entrants must register & pick up their race number prior to starting.

All entrants must attend the pre-race briefing.

Absolutely no dogs on the course or at the venue please.


Categories & Prizes

Run
Open Men & Women - 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Vet Men & Women (40-49yrs) - 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Masters Men & Women (50+) - 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Walk
Open Men & Women - 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Vet Men & Women (40-49yrs) - 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Masters Men & Women (50+) - 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Plus lots of great spot prizes.

NB: There must be five entrants in a category for prizes to be awarded.


The Course


Course Map - Click Here


The Bell Hill Challenge is an exciting off-road adventure run in the Canterbury high country. Situated at Baldoon Farm in the Selwyn Plantation Block, approx 60k west of Christchurch, this 18k Run or 12k Walk takes participants on a scenic tour of the regions most historic but hidden landmarks.

Bell Hill, found just a few kilometres from Sheffield, was a major landmark used by early settlers as they travelled inland from Christchurch into the foothills and mountains behind Christchurch.

At 960m high, Bell Hill summit can be seen from every angle in the surrounding region and once on top the view stretches for more than 30 kilometres in all directions. Situated close to the West Coast Road, it was used as a landmark when travelers blazed a trail from Canterbury toward the West Coast.

The 18k Run and 12k Walk heads up to Bell Hill summit, before continuing on a loop on tussock ridges and forestry tracks above the Selwyn River back blocks. The course is steep in places, taking in farm land, 4WD drive tracks and single-track.

This course is wonderfully remote but eminently achievable, and is otherwise closed to the public. So it's a great chance to experience one of Canterbury's hidden gems.

The Bell Hill Challenge is a great way to kick start your summer. It's also great training for other events like Kepler Challenge, Coast to Coast and Avalanche Peak Challenge.


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