No other event gives you so much incredibly diverse single trail track in a region and finishes up right in the city centre celebrating with friends and family.
The Stop, Drop and Roll 50km celebrates the best of the best. Starting in the heart of Wellington city you will wind your way straight up to the top of one of the best mountain bike parks in the country. It’s a start you won’t be forgetting in a hurry. From here join up to yet another park of trail bliss before winding your way through the town belt of the Faultline City to enjoy superb trails that wrap the city before completing your urban ultra and finishing along the spectacular Wellington Waterfront.
- UP – 1457m
- DOWN – 1598m
- 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|
10:30 am – Karori Park – Wellington
There will be two 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.
- Karori Makara Peak Mtb Park – approx. 17km
- Berhampore – approx. 36km.
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.
16 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!
Starting at Karori Park you will head straight up the local hills to the top of skyline before connecting with Makara Peak Mountain Bike park. Loose yourself in 2 separate loops of the amazing trails (so good we almost did 3) until you link up with Salvation that 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.
1607m of climbing. Months of preparation. An entire lifetime of memories. The 50km Ultra is a trail runners delight and the views, trails and finish line smiles will leave you wanting more.