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.Pre Event Roles

Everything in the lead up week to Challenge Wanaka main event

Activity Shifts Start End
Admin Assistant 3 2/10/2020 2/12/2020
Athlete Welcome Function Assistant 1 2/13/2020 2/13/2020
Bag Packing Assistant 2 2/11/2020 2/12/2020
Gear Assistant 1 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Info Desk Assistant 2 2/13/2020 2/14/2020
Registration Assistant 4 2/13/2020 2/14/2020
Signage Assistant 3 2/12/2020 2/14/2020
Transition Set Up Team 5 2/10/2020 2/14/2020
Volunteers lunch assistant 5 2/10/2020 2/14/2020

Intermediate Challenge

Intermediate Challenge Wanaka is on Thursday 13th February. This will be the second year we have held this event. We expect around 200 children from 11 - 13 years old!  We'd love your help in the morning with registration, or in the water as swim support, on the bike leg, the run course or in transition and at the finish line.

Activity Shifts Start End
ICW Bike course 1 2/13/2020 2/13/2020
ICW Bike security pick up 1 2/13/2020 2/13/2020
ICW Finish line 1 2/13/2020 2/13/2020
ICW Finish line - medals 1 2/13/2020 2/13/2020
ICW Swim Marshal 1 2/13/2020 2/13/2020
ICW Swim start marshal 1 2/13/2020 2/13/2020
ICW Swim to Bike Transition 1 2/13/2020 2/13/2020

Junior Challenge

Junior Challenge Wanaka has become an event in itself. We expect around 900 children from 5-12 years old!  We'd love your help early morning with registration, or in the water as swim support, on the bike leg, the run course or in transition and at the finish line.

Registration is from 7.30-9am then age categories race as follows

 

Age Category Race Start Race Briefing
     
5 & 6 years 9.25am 9.30am
7 years 10.25am 10.30am
8 years 11.10am 11.15am
9 years 12.10pm 12.15pm
10-11 years 1.10pm 1.15pm

 

If you're keen to know more about the event check out the page page here www.challenge-wanaka.com/junior-challenge-wanaka/

Activity Shifts Start End
JCW Assistants 6 2/14/2020 2/14/2020
JCW Course Set-up 4 2/12/2020 2/14/2020
JCW Swim Marshal 0 2/14/2020 2/14/2020

NZ Secondary Schools Champs

Activity Shifts Start End
Road Marshal - Meadowstone Drive - Layout 4 1 2/16/2020 2/16/2020
Road Marshal - Old Station Road - Layout 4 1 2/16/2020 2/16/2020

Race Day- 1. Swim

Are you an early morning person? Keen to see the sunrise over lake Wanaka and the start of the race? We're looking for people in safety kayaks and boats and also on land to help athletes and pedestrians.

Activity Shifts Start End
Land Marshal 1 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Safety Boat/ Jetskier 1 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Safety Kayaker 3 2/13/2020 2/15/2020
Spectacle Assistant 1 2/15/2020 2/15/2020

Race Day- 2. Bike

There are various roles on the bike course from traffic marshals, pedestrian marshals, aid stations, motor bike marshals and more. You can select from any of the roles available

  • Hawea Flat Aid Station- 7.30-1.00pm
  • River Ridge Aid Station (btw Red Bridge & Tarras)- 9-3pm
  • Special Needs Aid Station- Riverbank Road- 9am-3pm
  • Road Marshal- Wanaka -7am-12pm & 12pm-5pm
  • Road Marshal- Hawea – 7.30am-1.00pm
  • Road Marshal- Luggate -8am-1pm 
  • Motorbike Marshal 7am-1pm

The course heads out of town winding round the edge of Lake Wanaka towards Mt Aspiring National Park, reaching the Hospital Flat turnaround point at 18km and heading back to the township. After passing through the main race area and crowds of spectators the course turns left to Albert Town and an undulating ride to Lake Hawea. After a ride along the lakefront the course turns towards Hawea Flat, climbing to the terraces before dropping steeply back down to the Clutha River. Before reaching the Red Bridge, a sharp left hand turn takes you out towards Tarras for 8.1km where a U-turn takes you back to the Red Bridge, through Luggate and up to the Airport Hill and then a steady downhill back to town taking a short detour along Riverbank Road to the Cardrona Valley Road before a downhill into the centre of town.

Activity Shifts Start End
Aid Station- B1, Equestrian Centre 1 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Aid Station- B2, Hawea 1 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Aid Station- B3 Cross Fire 1 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Aid Station- B4, River Ridge Road, 8.5km from Red Bridge 1 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Road Marshal - Corner of Upton St and McDougall St intersection - Layout 32 1 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Road Marshal - Ballantyne Rd Give-Way Bridge - Layout 27 1 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Road Marshal - Brownston St and McDougall St intersection - Layout 33 1 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Road Marshal - Cardrona Valley Rd and Golf Course Rd intersection - Layout 31 1 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Road Marshal - Corner of Aspiring Terrace and McDougall St - Layout 32 1 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Road Marshal - Corner of Mt Barker Rd and Faulks Rd - Layout 25 1 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Road Marshal - Corner of Redwood Lane and McDougall St - Layout 32 1 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Road Marshal - Meadowstone Drive - Layout 4 1 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Road Marshal - Old Station Road - Layout 4 1 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Road Marshal - Stone St and Cardrona Valley Rd intersection - Layout 31 1 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Road Marshal - Town- Ardmore St Roundabout - Layout 7 1 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Road Marshal - Wanaka-Mt Aspiring Rd & Old Station Ave intersection Layout 2 1 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Road Marshal - Warren St and McDougall St intersection - Layout 32 1 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Road Marshal- Albert Town Bridge Team Layout 13 1 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Road Marshal- Aubrey Road Roundabout - Layout 11 1 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Road Marshal- Corner of Beacon Point Road and Aubrey Road Layout 9 1 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Road Marshal- Glendhu Bay, one-lane Bridge Wanaka- Mt Aspiring Rd Layout 6 1 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Road Marshal- Hawea Flat, St Ninians & Kane Rd Layout 17- CHECK 1 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Road Marshal- Hawea, Cemetery & Muir Rds Layout 16 1 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Road Marshal- Hospital Flat, U TURN, Wanaka Mt Aspiring Rd Layout 6 1 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Road Marshal- Lake Hawea Turn Off - Layout 14 1 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Road Marshal- Red Bridge - Layout 20 1 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Road Marshal- Roys Peak Car Park Entrance Layout 5 1 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Road Marshal- Town- Ardmore St - Helwick St Road Closure Layout 7 1 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Road Marshal- Town- Corner of Lakeside Road and Beacon Point Road Layout 8 1 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Road Marshal- U turn on Tarras Road - CHECK 1 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Road Marshal- Wanaka-Luggate Highway - Church Road - Layout 23 1 2/15/2020 2/15/2020

Race Day- 3. Run

Run Leg – 21km

The run heads towards the Lake Wanaka Outlet Track along the lake edge and follows the Clutha River towards Albert Town.

Once at Dean’s Bank (12.5km) the course turns right into Gunn Rd (sharp uphill) right into Aubrey Rd (long gentle downhill), right onto Beacon Point Road down to the turnaround at Ridgecrest, back up Beacon Point Road and turn right into Waimana Place and then left back onto the lakeside track then onto Lakeside Road towards the town centre.

If completing the first of two laps the athletes head along the lake foreshore to the turnaround point where their special needs bag will be (21.1km). Once they complete their second lap and the finish is in sight they stay on Lakeside Road, then right on to Ardmore Street and down to the finish line. The run course is 25% sealed, 75% gravel and is two laps.

Aid Stations
Aid stations on the run course will be positioned approximately every 2.5km. They will be offering CLIF Bars, CLIF Shots and bananas along with hydration from Nuun, water, Coke, bananas, salty crackers and Jet Planes. Other foods will be available, and will vary from station to station. Sponges will also be available.

Activity Shifts Start End
Aid Station- R1, Eely Point- First National 0 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Aid Station- R2, Beacon Point 0 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Aid Station- R3, Outlet Track- Motor Camp 0 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Aid Station- R4, Outlet Track- Albert Town 1 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Aid Station- R5, Anderson Road - MAC Students in Community 0 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Aid Station- R6, Waimana Place 1 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Aid Station- R7, Eely Point Return 1 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Aid Station- Water Station, Top of Gunn Road 1 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Road Marshal- Aubrey Road & Outlet Road Crossing - Layout 37 1 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Road Marshal- Aubrey Road & Rata Street Crossing Layout 32 1 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Road Marshal- Aubrey Road Roundabout - Layout 37 1 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Road Marshal- Beacon Point Road & Waimana Place Corner Layout 33 1 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Road Marshal- Beacon Point Road, U-turn by Ridgecrest 1 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Road Marshal- Eely Point Reserve entrance 2 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Road Marshal- Marina entrance 2 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Road Marshal- Waimana Place & Fishermans Track 1 2/15/2020 2/15/2020

Race Day- 4. Race Central

You’re right in the hub of the action at Race Central. Great to do with a group of you.

Roles include

  • Assist at Finish line: - including medals, transponders & athlete assistance  Transponder removal

  •  Assist in Recovery Tent: - including t-shirts, gear bags, refreshments & athlete assistance

  • Assist in transition

Activity Shifts Start End
Bag collection 0 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Bike collection - AB 1 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Bike collection - CWH 1 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Bike mount-line official 1 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Bike slowing/ dismount-line official 2 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Finish Line Assistant 2 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Food table 1 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Info Desk Assistant 1 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Recovery Tent Assistant 2 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Transition - competitor 2 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Transition - competitors 1 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Transition Assistant 1 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Transponder Removal 2 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
VIP host 2 2/15/2020 2/15/2020

Race Day- 5. Town Centre

Role: To help provide safe passage of athletes and road users during the race.

Location: Central town, Caltex Garage to Race Central

Details: Role could include

  • Directing athletes
  • Directing cars
  • Helping pedestrians
  • other town based roles like relieving volunteers
Activity Shifts Start End
Town Centre Marshal Layouts 1 & 6 2 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Town Centre Marshal- Manager Layouts 1 & 6 1 2/15/2020 2/15/2020

Race Day- 6. Other

All the other roles we need help with

Activity Shifts Start End
Communications Assistant 2 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Gear Assistant 3 2/15/2020 2/16/2020
Lead Car Driver 1 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Manual Timing- end of Bike 1 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Manual Timing- end of swim/ start of bike 1 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Manual Timing- Finish line 2 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Motorbike Marshal 1 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Signage Assistant 1 2/15/2020 2/15/2020
Tail-end Charlies- bike/ walk 1 2/15/2020 2/15/2020

Secondary Schools

Otago Secondary Schools event will be held on Thursday 13th February

Activity Shifts Start End
Secondary School Race- Safety Kayaker 1 2/13/2020 2/13/2020
Secondary School Race- Transition 2 2/13/2020 2/13/2020

xxx Post Event Roles

Activity Shifts Start End
Gear Assistant 1 2/16/2020 2/16/2020
Transition Pack Down Team 2 2/15/2020 2/17/2020
Volunteer thank you party assistant 1 2/17/2020 2/17/2020

Mission Statement

Challenge Wanaka- Why we work with volunteers

As a charitable trust, The Challenge Wanaka Sports Trust is dependent on the goodwill, knowledge, skills and valuable time of volunteers.  One of our key objectives, alongside providing sporting events, is to enable social presence by providing a volunteering programme in the community and inspiring people of all ages and abilities to lead an active and healthy lifestyle.  We feel it is an opportunity to open our doors and increase public awareness of our events and allow the public to contribute. 

Through working with volunteers we find we benefit greatly from their inspiring passion and endless multi-tasking abilities and the athletes are able to follow their dreams.  We aim to provide opportunities for people of all ages to become part of a team, learn skills, meet others and gain memorable experiences.  Volunteers are the heart and soul of Challenge Wanaka.