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Escape from Mt Crawford: Mini Enduro, Sufferfest Hill Climb and Kids Mini D

  • 19 Jan 2015
  • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Miramar Track Project


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The Fourth Annual Escape from Mt Crawford is back!

The annual fundraiser for the Miramar Track Project is on again.

This year sees a few changes:

  • We are going to run the Sufferfest first, in attempt to completely destroy you for the Enduro afterwards, we'll get the hill climb out of the way before the enduro runs start
  • Mini Enduro will all classes get 3 timed runs. Lowest overall for 3 timed runs wins. Look out for some course changes this year.
  • Kids Mini D. Using the new kids track, we are also running a Mini D for the Kids straight after the Enduro. On the Saturday before the event, come preride the course with WORD (free, but registration required).

Entries now closed. Limited entries on the day $40 cash only. Kids mini D enter on the day $5.

Event 1: Escape from Mt Crawford (mini) Enduro

2 classes, with different tracks. Each racer gets 3 timed runs, lowest overall time for 3 completed runs wins. 

There will be two classes both will use a mixture of Bread and Water, Duel Slalom, Boot Leg, Jail Brake, Solitary and Repeat Offender. 
  1. Misdemeanour - all runs of a slightly easier nature
  2. Felony -  all runs on more technical tracks 

At the end of each run, there will be an non-timed liaison stage back up Conviction to the start of the course. No shuttles. You can ride, push, crawl or carry to the top, but you will have to go up the single track. Using a private shuttle, or using any other means to get to the start line at the top of the hill is an instant DSQ.

No practice runs on the day.

Event 2: Sufferfest Hill Climb

Your race fee also includes entry to the Sufferfest Hill Climb. Note competing in this event is optional. 

The Sufferfest Hill Climb is for the truly insane. The race starts at the bottom of Jail Brake and heads all the way up. There will be no re routing around obstacles. 

NO Practising the Hill Climb before the event. Practising Hill Climbs on Jail Brake before the event is an instant DSQ.
We will hold a practice session in the morning before the enduro starts.

Event 3: Kids Mini D (for little rippers 13 and under)

*New for this year*
Starting at the prison, the Mini D course will go around the prison, down the prison road, through the Duel Slalom (you choose your line), then all the way down Juvie, to finish where it meets with conviction.

The entire course is Grade 2.

Enter on the day for the Mini D - $5 only. Registration at the Prison between 11:30 and 12:30. Race starts at 1pm (or after the final starter in the enduro.). 

King And Queen Of The Hill

2 events, 1 bike. 

Compete in both the enduro (Felony class) and hill climb and you will receive points towards the King and Queen Of The Hill Challenge. You must use the same bike for all 2 events.

Late Entries. 

There are on the day entries, but you must be registered before 9:30am and bring exact change in cash only. On the day entries are $40.

Event timetable. 

8:00am - Gate open and Sufferfest Hill Climb Registration
8:45am - Sufferfest Hill Climb registrations closes.
9:00am - Sufferfest Hill Climb starts.
9:30am - Mini Enduro Late entries close. No more entries after this time.
9:45am - Registration closes
10:00am - Mini Enduro Race briefing - all riders must attend (or run the risk of getting lost on the course and a DNF)
10:15am - Race Runs start. This year Felony class will go first, followed by Misdemeanour
1:00pm ish - Race runs complete (dependent on field size)
1:30pm (or 15 mins after last Enduro run) Kids Mini D race briefing and race start.
2:00pm ish - Prizegiving for all events.
4:00pm - Gate locked.

We are starting early so that if we get a significant number of entries we can push the end time out. If there are updates to the timetable during the day, this will be announced over the PA and printed on the board at the registration desk.

Event Facilities

There will be a bbq with sausages and hashbrown for a gold coin each. Bottled water and canned drinks also available. 

Please note there is no water tap on site. 

A portaloo will be present for the day. 

All proceeds to Miramar Trail Project track building. 


Refunds & Cancellation Policy.

In the event that you are no longer able to attend (and notify us by the friday prior to the event) or the event is cancelled due to bad weather or unforeseen circumstances – we are unable to provide refunds, so instead we will credit your WMTBC account. You can use the credit to pay for future events, WMTBC membership or as a donation to Wellington trails.

Event terms & conditions

1) I agree to wear a NZ Safety Standards approved helmet at all times whilst riding my bike on both race runs and liaison stages.
2) I accept the risks inherent in mountain biking and will not hold the event organisers or landowner liable for any damages.
3) If you need to stop on a trail, pull to the side and ensure both you and your bike are well off the trail.
4) If you injure yourself or come across an injured rider, if it is serious, you or another rider must notify one of the event staff immediately.
5) I agree to abide by all rules set out by the Wellington Mountain bike Club Inc.
NOTE: If you are under 18 years of age, you need your parent or guardian to sign/agree to the event waiver on your behalf at event registration on the day.

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