FAQ

Please email us with your questions.

Pacers
No pacers are allowed on race day. If you feel you need a pacer for this distance, then you are not ready to run the Bedrock 50 course.

Drop bags
There are no drop bag facilities. Runners must carry their compulsory gear on them at all times. There will be two aid stations and water available on course (See Aid Stations).

Aid Stations
There will be two aid stations; approx 25kms and approx 38kms. The aid stations will have water, fizzy drink and a mix of snacks. For example, chips, potatoes, lollies etc…, Runners must not rely on the aid stations as their sole source of water and food.There are also a couple of streams along the Wharfedale, and four river crossings in the valley. The water is safe to drink from these.

Email Updates
There will be no email updates sent out to runners. Everything you need to know is on this website. Feel free to like us on Facebook though for race results once published.

Transport
There will be a bus available (limited seats – on a first in first paid basis) leaving the finish area at 6.15am. This will transport runners to the start and registration. The cost is $14 per runner.

Crew Access
There is no crew access into the valley. Crews can only access the course via the start and finish points, and also by entering the Wharfedale from the Wharfedale car park. A 1.5 – 2km walk will take crew to the junction of the Coopers Creek track and the Wharfedale, at approx 6km into the race. Any crew seen entering the Lees Valley (by vehicle) will instantly disqualify their runner. This road is narrow and has many steep drop-offs. We wish to keep this access way clear for the station owners, their contractors and our emergency vehicles.

Race Waiver
The race waiver will be at registration and needs to be signed before the start of the race.

Course Markings
The course will be well marked and runners do not need any special navigation skills.

Course Safety
Both Oxford Search and Rescue and St Johns will be out on the course ensuring the safety of the runners.

Dogs
As some of the race crosses private farm land, dogs are not allowed on the Bedrock 50 course.

Cut off Times

The course cut off is 10hrs. There is a cut off time of 7hrs at the second aid station (approximately the 39km point). Any runners failing to reach this point by 7hrs will be taken out of the valley by the aid station volunteers once they have packed up the aid station.

Compulsory Gear
This consists of a backpack or bum bag big enough to carry your compulsory gear; a waterproof jacket, long sleeve thermal top, hat, gloves, basic first aid kit (i.e. bandage, strapping tape, etc…,) and a survival blanket or survival bag. There may be random gear checks along the course and any runner not carrying their gear will be disqualified.

Distances
Approximately:
Oxford to the Start : 10km
Oxford to the Finish: 17km
Rangiora to the Start: 42km
Rangiora to the finish: 31km

Accommodation
Oxford:
Oxford accommodation guide

Rangiora:
Rangiora Lodge Motel
Rangiora Motels
Riverstone Motel

Blogs
A few runners have written about their experiences on the Bedrock50 and you might find their tales interesting!
Paul Petch
Mick Tarry
Jabob Roberts

If you have a story about the day or some feedback, please share by emailing us.