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Race Info


Race Day

Saturday 2nd November 2019


Start/Finish Venue

Baldoon Farm, Dalethorpe Road
Main West Coast Road
Canterbury 

Directions
Take the Main West Coast Road from Christchurch toward Sheffield.
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.
This is a 70k drive. Allow at least one hour.

Dogs are not permitted on Baldoon Farm!


Timelines

Registration - 7:30-9:30am

Briefing - 9:15am (all entrants must attend)

Start 18k Walk - 9:30am

Start 18k Run & 12k Run/Walk - 10:00am
(these all start together)

Expected 18k Walk Times - 2.5-4.5hrs 

Expected 18k Run Times - 1.5-3hrs

Expected 12k Walk Times - 1.5-3hrs 

Expected 12k Run Times - 1-2hrs

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.

All participants must carry their own hydration requirements during the race. There are no drink stations on-course.


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


New 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 19k Run or 14k Run or 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.

Due to ongoing logging in the area we've had to make course changes for the Bell Hill Challenge that turn out to be for the better!

New forest tracks mean we no longer take the direct line straight up Bell Hill Summit. You will enjoy a much more gradual and 100% runnable ascent to a bush track that leads onto the summit.

The route is now a loop starting at Baldoon Farm, running into the forest from the end of Dalethorpe Road onto Godley Road in the Forestry Block, and finishing back along Dalethorpe Road.

The distances are slightly longer, but likely to be faster at 19.3k and 14.8k. The course climbs the same peak but is much more enjoyable and has even more amazing views out to Springfield, Oxford, the Southern Alps and South Canterbury across the Selwyn River.

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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