Enjoy the best trails surrounding any city in the world! Incredible views, diverse trails and landscapes as you navigate the natural fault lines that have become the playground for The Pandemonium.
The Pandemonium 100k race starts in the scenic Belmont Regional Park with breathtaking 360 degree views. There will be some tough climbs that will test you but you will be rewarded with views of this stunning region and the diversity of this course will constantly thrill you. The Pandemonium takes you through five multi use mountain bike parks, skyline trails, stunning NZ bush plus a finish line experience like nowhere else on the planet.
- UP – 2966m
- DOWN – 3315m
- Timing Chip
- Full medical assistance
- Drop bag tags
- Aid stations
- Post-event headquarters in the heart of Wgtn
- Finishers medal
- Mechanical assistance
Saturday the 20th of April 2024
|Super Early Bird||Early Bird||Faultline Standard|
|Jul 11 – Aug 6||Aug 7 – Oct 30||Oct 31 – Apr 12|
8.00 am – Belmont Regional Park
There will be four hubs on course. Hubs are major areas on course that are easy to access with vehicles at specific locations where participants can check in with their crew, receive any medical assistance, rest/sleep and are bag drop spots. You can top up hydration and nutrition also. These are additional to Aid stations. This is where Mountain Bikers can receive mechanical assistance. Hubs are subject to change.
- Porirua Train Station – approx. 24km
- Johnsonville – approx. 42km,
- Karori Makara Peak Mtb Park – approx. 72km
- Berhampore – approx. 90km.
Transport will be available for athletes to get to their designated start points. This will be available to purchase through your race roster registration portal at a later date.
Event Expo will be in Wellington city centre Thursday/Friday 18/19 April. Location TBC
Finish line will be in Wellington City Centre.
18 Years age of race day.
Cut off time
If at any point on the course you are caught by a runner coming up behind you, you are effectively too slow and will be pulled from the course at the next Hub. It is too dangerous for runners to be in front of bikers. So if you get over taken – your race is over. If you are passed on course before a Hub, please slow down and keep to the side and be mindful that more runners are likely to come up behind you. Please do not speed up or chase them down if you get passed especially on the descents, if this is reported back to a Marshall you will be disqualified from the event.
E Bikes are allowed on course, you are allowed to use as many batteries you feel you need. We recommend not carrying batteries on your person, but you can attach them to your frame or have spare batteries at the bag drop locations (The Hubs). Engines must be no more than 300 watts and engine assistance up to 32k/m only.
Are only allowed at Hubs to assist the riders. Not on course.
- Bike Light – minimum 300 lumens and spare batteries
- Rear Light – on solid. No strobing.
- Survival Bag
- Mobile Phone in a waterproof bag
- Water bottle or hydration vest. The Faultline is a cupless event
- Multi Tool – inclusive of a chain breaker
- Spare chain link
- Spare tube and inflator
- NZ Std approved helmet
This course has a lot of climbing and isn’t to be taken casually. This is a tough faultline course. Be prepared!
Your adventure starts at the top of Belmont regional park. You will duck straight into your first Mountain Bike Park and some trail celebration running into the valley and then using 4 degrees, one of the nicest climbs around, to wind your way up onto the ridgelines. From Belmont be inspired as you run around the dress circle and underneath a truly magnificent feat of engineering as you pass under Transmission Gully on your way into Porirua.
This is the first city element of the event. But you wouldn’t know it as you wind your way downhill through Bothemly Park into Porirua for a brief stop before climbing the magnificent Te Ara Utawai that takes you to the top of Rangituhi. Be sure to be here during daylight hours as the views are truly magnificent. Rangituhi is the start of our ridgeline run that is going to link you to Wellington.
From Rangituhi you will run through Spicer Forest linking up with the skyline track that connects you to Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park. Lose yourself in the amazing trails (so good you will do a couple of laps). Salvation takes you to more trail brilliance as you run around Zealandia, where the birdsong will cheer you on as you connect into Waimapihi, one of the jewels in Wellington’s trail crown.
With 20km to go weave through the urban maze of trails through southern Wellington, past the zoo, then North up to Mount Victoria. From here enjoy the very different macrocarpa and pine trails until your final journey along the waterfront to your rightful place in Wellington Folklore.
2966m of climbing. 100km of work. An entire lifetime of memories. A heart full of joy.