Head to registration early to avoid queues. Registration times can be found here
Be prepared and get everything ready the day before - check your bike is running smoothly and your running shoes are ready to go.
Get to the event with plenty of time before you start, especially if you didn't make it down to registration on Friday night. Take your time to warm up and enjoy the atmosphere. There’s nothing worse than rushing to the start line.
Enjoy the moment. Make sure you take some time to appreciate the Whakarewarewa Forest and event vibes.
Bring extra cash for food, drinks & the expo.
Use the free Park ‘N’ Ride. Prevent traffic congestion and delays by taking advantage of the free shuttle bus, travelling from Froude Street to Event HQ every 5 -10 minutes on Saturday. Check out the details here
Show good sportsmanship. Be respectful of other participants and remember: when passing, call out "on your right".
Drink electrolytes after the event (we recommend Nuun Hydration) along with protein. A Clif Bar will be included in your goodie bag and is packed with protein and healthy fats. Perfect for a post run/ride snack!
Bring warm clothes for after the event. Stay warm whilst enjoying a cider, the DJ and prizegiving.
Enjoy a discount - Hãhã Wine are offering 15% off orders on their website when you use the coupon code ‘FORESTFEST' and the Good Eastern Taphouse are offering 15% off food and drink when you show your medal or wristband on the weekend. Make the most of these awesome offers!