Registration

Fill out your details on the spreadsheet HERE.

Entry fee of $30 is payable using an internet banking transfer to
Account name: Aorangi Undulator
Account number: 02-0576-0059160-001
Reference: “MM/your-name”

Event Day Information

Meet at the Catchpool Visitor Centre (just to left as you drive off main highway) centre at 8am Sunday. We will check race gear and then car pool down to start of race at coast. We will have someone at the Catchpool Visitor Centre to look after your bags for the finish.

The run will start at 9am, 19th August 2018.

Route Specs

Total elevation gain:  ~900m
Distance:  ~32km
Estimated time to complete:  3-5 hours
Download route GPX file: Mukamuka Munter

Route Description

The route follows the orignal Mukamuka Munter race route in the southern Rimutakas, and involves running along the coast, up and down rugged rocky valleys and through some fantastic native bush.  It is an awesome route!

Starting from Orongorongo River mouth, the route heads East following the South Wairarapa coastline for about 12km.  It then turns north up the Mukamuka Stream valley up to South Saddle. From there it takes the Mt Matthews Track northwards (DOWN) to the Orongorongo River.

Once you have crossed the river everyone must take Big Bend Track on far side of river.  For safety and to be fair on all competitors do NOT run down the Orongorongo river valley.

After roughly 3km on the Big Bend track, take the Orongorongo Track, following Catchpool Stream, heading West, away from the river, to the car park, then follow the road to the visitor centre.

Course Map

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Contingency Plan “B” Course

If the river levels are too high we will use this B course.  This will be decided at 8am Sunday morning after the rivers and weather have been checked.

This alternative route is relatively sheltered in trees for most of the way so should be manageable in any weather conditions but can be extremely cold and muddy and while less scenic and spectacular than the official Mukamuka route, is still challenging.

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Equipment

These items are mandatory and must be carried by all competitors at all times during the event:

  • Jacket (waterproof with a hood)
  • Emergency (Survival) Blanket
  • Thermal (e.g. polypropylene) top and bottoms, of a size that can be worn by the competitor
  • Whistle
  • Warm Hat
  • Compass
  • Topo-map covering the entire route
  • GPS unit with built-in maps (e.g. Garmin Etrex 10), ViewRanger phone app, or equivalent.
    Unit must have 1:50000 scale, or better, topo maps covering the entire route.
  • Mobile Phone
  • First aid kit
  • Sufficient food for 1 day
  • Water holders (bottles/bladder)

Recommended equipment:

  • Head torch with fresh batteries
  • Personal Locator Beacon
  • Gloves

Results

Click here to view Mukamuka Munter results from previous years

Photos

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