The Big Kid is a grunty 18km alpine adventure run starting in Horopito near Smash Palace (made famous in the movies Goodbye Pork Pie & namesake Smash Palace) and heading up to the start of the Mangaturuturu Track to the hut to join the main Goat course for the last 3km up the magnificent Cascades Waterfall, Mama’s Mile where if you’re not crying out for your mama you’re not going hard enough – up to the finish at Turoa Ski Area. This Big Kid event was first staged during the tenth anniversary event in 2013 (as a 16km event) to accommodate the over demand for the Goat.
The Big Kid is an awesome way to still participate, build up for the Goat and join the party and get some bling including a special edition finishers medal and an event cap (RRP $40.00). Enter here!
Registration Timeline (different times from previous years).
– Event registration for the Big Kid event participants will take place at the following times
A – 3.30pm – 9.00pm on Friday 6th December at the Powderhorn Chateau, bottom of the Ohakune Mountain Road in Ohakune.
B – 6.00am – 6.30am on Saturday 7th December at the Powderhorn Chateau, bottom of the Ohakune Mountain Road in Ohakune.
REGARDLESS OF PREDICTED WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR THE EVENT ALL OF THE FOLLOWING 7 ITEMS OF YOURS MUST BE SHOWN TO EVENT STAFF AT EVENT REGISTRATION PRIOR TO BEING ABLE TO COLLECT YOUR RACE NUMBER & TRANSPONDER:
- Thermal long sleeved top;
- Thermal beanie;
- Thermal gloves;
- A Thermal/survival BAG;
- A Whistle;
- Drink carrying device. Note: due to the isolated environment there are no aid stations on the course;
- Suitable SEAM SEALED weather barrier jacket.
** Read more information about the jacket required here…
Due to the traffic management limitations in and around our start venue, event transport from Ohakune to the start line (Horopito) of the event is compulsory. Find out more about transport options here