No other Mountain Bike Miler gives you such diverse trails from start to finish. Six parks, epic views and finish in a city that has Mountain Biking at its heart.
Traversing the spectacular hills of Wellington it connects the incredible Kāpiti Coast Beach to Wellington harbour and boasts some of the best views and most diverse terrain of any Mountain Bike Miler on the planet. Yes, you will climb. but for every climb there is a spectacular view that awaits you and a downhill worth the wait, for every seed of doubt there are memories that will last forever. The course takes you through 6 separate Mountain Bike parks, river trail, multiple climbs, WW2 bunkers plus celebrates the uniqueness of what only the best little city in the world can offer you.
- UP – 4808m
- DOWN – 4807m
- Timing Chip
- Full medical assistance
- Drop bag tags
- Aid stations
- Post-event headquarters in the heart of Wgtn
- Mechanical assistance
All finishers will receive a Faultline taonga.
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|
3:30 am – Whararoa Beach
There will be six 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.
- Totara Park – approx. 36km
- Belmont Regional Park – approx. 59km
- Porirua Train Station – approx. 78km
- Johnsonville – approx. 96km,
- Karori Makara Peak Mtb Park – approx. 126km
- Berhampore – approx. 149km.
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 Whareroa Stream on the Kāpiti Coast Beach. Wind your way out of this historic park and up through Whareroa Farm into the Akatarawa Forest. You will hit just over 400m of elevation on this first climb but over the course of 8km, it is an easy run to get you into rhythm.
Following a lovely descent through intense bush your first big challenge awaits. 300m of climbing over 2km to the highest point on the course. From the top of Pram track be prepared for some more undulations before exiting into the Hutt Valley and the first Hub. A 7km river trail awaits that is slightly downhill the entire way which gives you the chance to stretch your legs before the second big climb.
Dry Creek takes you into Belmont regional park and the climb up bolder hill will provide the right balance of hurt and reward as you reach the top. Belmont Park gives you access to your second Mountain Bike trail and 4 degrees is one of the nicest climbs around. 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 Utiwai 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.
4857m of climbing. 160km of work. An entire lifetime of memories. A heart full of joy.