Support Crews & Spectators

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Crews, Spectators, Shuttles, Parking & Pets getting through 125km of extreme racing alone is an exceptionally difficult task. We highly recommend you bring a support crew (partner, friend(s), family, priest) along to help assist you at the various aid stations (and cheer you on) with dry clothes, extra food, fluid, etc.  Mountain Madness Tours runs a solo support service if you’re having a hard time finding a crew of your own. Check out this link to find out more info on this service. .

Crews and spectators are allowed at any of the Full Aid Stations. The Emergency Aid Stations are for race officials and racers only and are off limits to crews. Your crew may supply you with whatever you may need at the aid stations only. Crews must follow race course marshal's instructions directing your crew to the appropriate parking location at the aid station site. Do not park on the highway, you will be fined or towed. All Full Aid Stations have plenty of parking at the sites. PARKING PASS required to access transition parking areas. Check your race kit or info booth for posted shuttle schedules. ** Absolutely no parking on the highway, your car must be completely off the pavement when parked. Obey parking marshals at all times.** Crews may only assist their racers within marked aid station zones (approx. 100m). No pacing or other assistance is allowed outside of the aid station zones. The Sulphur Gate (Hell's Gate) road will be open to traffic. Cars may not exceed 30km/hr on this gravel road and must slow down if the encounter foot traffic - please drive politely the road is dusty. Pets must be kept on leashes and be under control at all times. Don’t forget to pack poo bags and take them out with you! New! PARKING RESTRICTED & STRICTLY ENFORCED!! Each relay team will receive 1 parking permit in their team race kit. If you do not have this clearly displayed in the front window of your vehicle, you will be TURNED AWAY. You will NOT be able to drop off racers at these areas, even if you do not intend to park. THIS WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED. Please do not hold up the queue … catch the shuttle bus, or drop your racer where it is safe to do so. As every year, there is NO PARKING on the HIGHWAY. Spectators are asked to make use of the SHUTTLE BUS provided on the corner of HOPPE and SHAND (1 minute walk from the Rec Centre through Central Park).

Ps. Directions to each exchange point will be on the back of the parking pass