Giant Toa Enduro presented by CamelBak

Toa Enduro presented by CamelBak

Riders competing in the Giant Toa Enduro presented by CamelBak will get the chance to explore this magical land filled with smoking geysers, lush rainforest and some of the most challenging singletrack the Southern Hemisphere has to offer.

For 2018, riders will have the option to select either the 4 stage or 6 stage  race.

The 6 stage Giant Toa Enduro presented by CamelBak has been designated as an Enduro World Series Qualifier Series race, meaning racers competing in the event will be eligible to collect EWS Global Ranking points, and will have an opportunity to qualify for priority registration for all rounds of the 2019 EWS.

The 4 stage shuttle assisted race is every rider’s opportunity to experience the Giant Toa Enduro in a more relaxed, fun format without biting into the full meal deal right out of the gate.

RESULTS
6 Stage

Challenger

 

 

STAGES 4 stage Shuttle Assisted 6 stage pedalled
PRICE $100 Inc. GST (Plus Booking Fees) $120 Inc. GST (Plus Booking Fees)
DIFFICULTY Grade 3 and 4 trails Grade 3 – 6 trails
THEME Fun n’ Flow Rip n’ Root
INCLUSIONS Event Entry includes:
General Admission to all days of Crankworx Rotorua @ Skyline 21-25 March 2018 (rrp $75). BBQ & Pizza
Event Entry includes:
General Admission to all days of Crankworx Rotorua @ Skyline 21-25 March 2018 (rrp $75). BBQ & Pizza

Enter in a group of 4 and go into the draw for 1 of 8 Group passes to Crankworx Rotorua Exclusive VIP sessions


 


COURSE

6 Stage Giant Toa Enduro Course Map
6 Stage TOA Stats
Total Distance 31.7km
Race Distance 12.3km
Elevation Drop 1381m

Stage 1 – Box of Birds is one of the newest trails in the forest and it’s featured for the first time COURSE PREVIEW
Stage 2 – K2, hard and fast straight to the valley below COURSE PREVIEW
Stage 3 – Hot X Buns. The endurance test, this stage is all about maxing the heart rate COURSE PREVIEW
Stage 4 – Tihi o Tawa. A moment to relax before stage 5, enjoy the flow while you can COURSE PREVIEW
Stage 5 – Te Ahi Manawa. The stage that packs a punch and will live up to the name of The Burning Heart COURSE PREVIEW
Stage 6 – Rocky Horror, enough said! COURSE PREVIEW

4 Stage Giant Enduro Challenger Course Map

4 Stage CHALLENGER Stats

Total Distance 34km
Race Distance 10.2 km
Elevation Drop 864m
Pedal Transitions 15.8km – 312m
Shuttle Transitions 8.1 km – 552m

Stage 1 – Box of Birds
Stage 2 – Gunna Gotta
Stage 3 – Tihi O tawa
Stage 4 – Spilt Endz

 

Where to spectate:
Riders will be spread throughout the forest, so head out and watch them race from the trails (see maps above). This event will start and finish at the Waipa event hub where an MC will keep you updated on the racing, with a stage set up and entertainment.


2017 winners: EWS: Wyn Masters and Cecile Ravanel. Challenger: Louis Hamilton and Micayla Gatto.

 

Schedule

Event Information & Formats

 

REGISTRATION
Registration is now closed.
Entries are no longer refundable / transferable.

ENTRY FEES
Entry fees includes Crankworx Athlete Accreditation valid for spectator access to Skyline March 21-25. (value $75)

Individual 4 stage - $107.57
Individual 6 stage - $128.97
(total includes 15% GST and processing fees).

Sign up with 3 of your mates and be up for a squad spot prize to be drawn at prizegiving, including:
4 Slopestyle VIP Passes
4 Dual Speed Style VIP Passes
4 Pump Track VIP Passes
4 DH VIP passes

ONSITE CHECKIN
Location: Waipa - Whakarewarewa Forest

Hours:
Thursday March 15 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Friday March 16 | 8:00am - 12:00pm and 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Saturday March 17 | 7:00am - 8:00am

PARKING
Athlete / Spectator parking will be at the Waipa Carpark (main carpark by Mountain Bike Rotorua. MAP

CATEGORIES
Following categories / course options will be offered:

4 Stage Race (shuttle assisted)
Junior 13-16 [2002-2005]
U21 [1998-2001]
Open
Master 40+ [1978+and earlier]

6 Stage Race
U21 [1998-2001]
Open
Master 40+  [1978+and earlier]

START LIST
6 Stage
Racers should arrive at the start of the course in Waipa at least 15mins before their individual scheduled start to collect their timing chip.

Challenger : Riders are listed in alphabetical order.  There will be a sign in sheet at the onsite checkin - riders can select their start time from Waipa. Groups of 4 will leave every minute starting from 9am.  Once on course , racers must complete the course in order - but will have no pre-assigned individual start times .

TRAINING
Following course announcement, all stages will be closed for racers until the official practice on Friday March 16.

Racers will be limited to 1 training run per stage on Friday.

Southstar shuttles will run the following buses on Friday:
-1 bus on the Katore route from 9:30-3:30
-the big bus on Hill Road route from 9:30-3:30 and 2 buses 1:30-7pm
Payment to Southstar required - shuttle costs for practice day not included in event entry.

Due to active harvesting, practice on Stage 6 will be restricted 4:30pm 5:45pm

Emergency Dispatch during training: O800 WHAKA1

RULES
As per the Enduro World Series Rule Book

Exceptions:
Racers are required to use the same bike (frame/wheels) for the duration of the race . But no bike marking stickers will be issued.

RACE
4 Stage Race:  Riders need to complete stages within specified time period - but there will be no preassigned individual start times  for the stages.
Riders will begin leaving from Waipa Car Park at 9am - groups of 4 every minute.  Sign up sheet for Waipa start will be available at the onsite checkin.
Stages 1 / 2 will be open during the morning session (9:00 – 12:00). Then Stages 3 and 4 will be open from 12:00 – 2:30.

6 Stage Race : Start List will be published on Friday afternoon. Each racer will also be issued a sticker at the start on Saturday morning with their individual start times for every stage.
First racers will start at 7:45 from the Race Village in the Waipa Car Park.

NEUTRAL TECH ZONE and FEED ZONES / WATER STATIONS:
Neutral tech and feed after S3 of the 6 Stage race.
Can also be accessed reasonably easy after S2.
Water will also be a the starts of S5 and S6.

BBQ lunch will be served in the feed zone. Pizza at the finish line.


ENDURO WORLD SERIES QUALIFIER
The Giant Toa Enduro presented by Camelbak  is a designated Enduro World Series Qualifier Event.  Racers competing in the 6 Stage Race will be eligible to collect EWS Global Ranking points (providing the racer has an EMBA membership).
New for 2018,  the winner of each official EWS category / age group (providing the racer is an EMBA member) will be automatically added to the EWS Reserved List and eligible for priority registration for any of the 2019 EWS rounds.

The Giant Toa Enduro presented by CamelBak in Rotorua is one of only three New Zealand venues that have been designated as 2018 EWS Qualifier Series events.

EMBA memberships will be available at the beginning of March from the EWS site.

PRIZE MONEY:
$5500 NZD total

Contact for more information:
athletes@crankworx.com or visit the Ahtlete Info page