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.Pre Event Roles

Everything in the lead up week to Challenge Wanaka main event

Activity Shifts Start End
Admin Assistant 1 2/11/2019 2/11/2019
Bag Packing Assistant 2 2/11/2019 2/12/2019
Gear Assistant 4 2/13/2019 2/17/2019
Info Desk Assistant 2 2/14/2019 2/15/2019
Pasta Party Assistant 1 2/14/2019 2/14/2019
Registration Assistant 2 2/14/2019 2/15/2019
Secondary School Race- Rego & Marshals 1 2/14/2019 2/14/2019
Secondary School Race- Safety Kayaker 1 2/14/2019 2/14/2019
Signage Assistant 2 2/13/2019 2/14/2019
Transition Set Up Team 6 2/11/2019 2/16/2019
Volunteers lunch assistant 5 2/11/2019 2/15/2019

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 2/15/2019 2/15/2019
JCW Course Set-up 3 2/13/2019 2/14/2019
JCW Swim Marshal 1 2/15/2019 2/15/2019

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 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Safety Boat/ Jetskier 1 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Safety Kayaker 3 2/14/2019 2/16/2019

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- 8.30-4.30pm
  • River Ridge Aid Station (btw Red Bridge & Tarras)- 9-5pm
  • Special Needs Aid Station- Riverbank Road- 9am-3pm
  • Road Marshal- Wanaka -7am-12pm & 12pm-5pm
  • Road Marshal- Hawea – 7.30am-12.30pm & 12.30-5.30pm
  • Road Marshal- Luggate -8am-1pm & 1pm-5.30pm
  • Motorbike Marshal 7am-12pm

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 to pick up special needs before heading out on the second lap. Please note the second lap does not include the Hospital Flat leg.

Activity Shifts Start End
Aid Station- B1, Glendhu Bay 1 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Aid Station- B2, Dublin Bay turnoff 2 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Aid Station- B3, Hawea Flat, Kane Road 2 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Aid Station- B4, River Ridge Road, 8.5km from Red Bridge 1 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Aid Station- B5, 293 Riverbank Road 1 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Aid Station- Special Needs, 33 Riverbank Road 2 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Road Marshal- Albert Town Bridge Team 1 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Road Marshal- Albert Town turnoff, SH84 & SH6 1 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Road Marshal- Anderson Rd Roundabout Team 2 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Road Marshal- Cardrona Rd & Riverbank Rd Team 2 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Road Marshal- Glendhu Bay Campground Gate 1 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Road Marshal- Glendhu Bay, one-lane Bridge Wanaka- Mt Aspiring Rd 1 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Road Marshal- Hawea Dam Team 2 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Road Marshal- Hawea Flat, St Ninians & Kane Rd 1 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Road Marshal- Hawea, Cemetery & Muir Rds 1 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Road Marshal- Hospital Flat, U TURN, Wanaka Mt Aspiring Rd 1 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Road Marshal- Luggate Team 3 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Road Marshal- Red Bridge- Shortcut Rd & Church Rd 2 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Road Marshal- Red Bridge Team 2 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Road Marshal- Town- Cardrona Valley Rd & Stone St corner 2 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Road Marshal- Town- McDougall & Ardmore St 2 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Road Marshal- Town- McDougall St & Brownston St corner 1 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Road Marshal- Town- Meadowstone Dr & Kelliher Dr corner 1 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Road Marshal- Town- Meadowstone Dr & Stonebrook Dr corner 2 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Road Marshal- Town- Meadowstone Dr & Willowridge (Stone St end) 1 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Road Marshal- Town- Meadowstone Dr & Willowridge corner (Mt Aspiring Rd end) 1 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Road Marshal- Town- Stone St & Aspiring Terrace corner 1 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Road Marshal- Town- Stone St & Faulks Terrace corner 1 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Road Marshal- Town- Stone St & Kennedy Cres corner 1 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Road Marshal- Town- Stone St & Niger St corner 1 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Road Marshal- Town- Stone St, Tenby St & Connor St intersection 2 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Road Marshal- Town- Stone St, Warren St & Meadowstone Dr intersection 2 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Road Marshal- Town- Wanaka- Mt Aspiring Rd & Bills Way intersection 1 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Road Marshal- Town- Wanaka- Mt Aspiring Rd & Far Horizon Dr intersection 1 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Road Marshal- Town- Wanaka- Mt Aspiring Rd & Meadowstone Drive intersection 3 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Road Marshal- Town- Wanaka- Mt Aspiring Rd & Sargood Dr intersection 1 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Road Marshal- Town- Wanaka- Mt Aspiring Rd & Studholme Rd intersection 1 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Road Marshal- Town- Wanaka- Mt Aspiring Rd & Top 10 Holiday Park 1 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Road Marshal- Town- Wanaka-Mt Aspiring Rd & Old Station Ave intersection 1 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Road Marshal- U turn on Tarras Road 1 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Road Marshal- Wastebusters Intersection Team 1 2/16/2019 2/16/2019

Race Day- 3. Run

Run Leg – 42.2km

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- R0, Transition 2 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Aid Station- R1, Eely Point- First National 2 2/16/2019 2/17/2019
Aid Station- R2, Beacon Point 2 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Aid Station- R3, Outlet Track- Motor Camp 2 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Aid Station- R4, Outlet Track- Albert Town 3 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Aid Station- R5, Anderson Road - MAC Students in Community 2 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Aid Station- R6, Waimana Place 3 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Aid Station- R7, Eely Point Return 2 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Aid Station- R8 Special Needs, Lakefront 1 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Aid Station- Water Station, Top of Gunn Road 2 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Road Marshal- Aubrey Road & Outlet Road Crossing 3 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Road Marshal- Aubrey Road & Rata Street Crossing 3 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Road Marshal- Beacon Point Road & Waimana Place Corner 1 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Road Marshal- Beacon Point Road, U-turn by Ridgecrest 2 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Road Marshal- Eely Point Reserve entrance 2 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Road Marshal- Marina entrance 2 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Road Marshal- Waimana Place & Fishermans Track 1 2/16/2019 2/16/2019

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 1 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Bike mount-line official 1 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Bike slowing/ dismount-line official 1 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Food table 1 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Info Desk Assistant 2 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Recovery Tent Assistant 3 2/16/2019 2/17/2019
Transition Assistant 4 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Transponder Removal 1 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
VIP host 2 2/16/2019 2/16/2019

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 5 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Town Centre Marshal- Manager 0 2/16/2019 2/16/2019

Race Day- 6. Other

All the other roles we need help with

Activity Shifts Start End
Buddy Runner 1 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Communications Assistant 2 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Gear Assistant 4 2/16/2019 2/17/2019
Lead Car Driver 0 2/17/2019 2/17/2019
Manual Timing- end of Bike 1 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Manual Timing- end of swim/ start of bike 1 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Manual Timing- Finish line 3 2/16/2019 2/17/2019
Massage Receptionist 3 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Massage Therapist 3 2/16/2019 2/17/2019
Motorbike Marshal 1 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Signage Assistant 1 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Tail-end Charlies- bike/ walk 1 2/16/2019 2/16/2019

xxx Post Event Roles

Activity Shifts Start End
Awards Dinner Assistant 1 2/16/2019 2/16/2019
Gear Assistant 1 2/17/2019 2/17/2019
Signage Assistant 1 2/17/2019 2/17/2019
Transition Pack Down Team 1 2/17/2019 2/17/2019

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.