Based around the famous and iconic 42nd Traverse track, the T42 Central Plateau offers spectacular mountain biking and trail running/walking options with views for days.
2022 finish line FEELS!💥 Think we can get that weather again next year??
We'd love to see some of your photos from the day...feel free to pop them in the comments!
What a day it was, here's a little video to help you re live your day!
Rego is open, event base is set up. We are so looking forward to seeing you all!
So we opened up our merchandise delivery yesterday and noticed a bit of a problem...
The supplier had picked the wrong hats for our hat order. We ordered adult sizing and received kids sizing.
Good news is we now have some kids hats to give out as spot prizes across the line 😁. Bad news is we wont have the adult ones in time ☹️
If you've ordered a hat, we'll send them out once we get them after the event. If you'd like one of these beauties but haven't ordered one you'll be able to pop an order in at the merch tent on Saturday and we'll send it out.
Griffin is stoked with his one! 👌
Weehoo new awesome sponsor alert! Nature Valley will be at the T42 finish line handing out delicious post-race fuel! So be sure to hit them up 😋
And if you didn't know already – you can purchase Nature Valley snack bars from your local supermarket, or find out more at www.naturevalley.co.nz
The pre event information email has been sent to all participants.
Please check your inbox, if it's not there check your junk folder. Alternatively you can follow this link:
Please take 10min to read through all the info in there, we want you to be as prepared as possible before the weekend 🧐🤙
3.5 days and counting people!! (we're not excited at all)😂
With a final sand and lick of oil the trophies are DONE!
Made from recycled native timber, each one is perfectly imperfect...just like you!
Place 1st, 2nd or 3rd overall in any Run, Walk or Mountain Bike event and you'll be taking one of these beauties home.🏆
Online entries close at 12pm (midday) Thursday, we'll be taking late entries Friday and Saturday at registration⚡ www.t42.co.nz
And just like that it's event week!!! 😃
We will have the pre event email coming out tomorrow which will have LOADS of great info for you all so keep an eye out for that.
Just a reminder that you have until Thursday 12:00pm (midday) to purchase and book your spot on a bus if you would like one. You will not be able to book a bus after this time and you will need to sort your own transport for event day.
Keep those sunny day dances going people, the weather is looking 😎🌞
2022 could be the year for some PB's in the Mountain Bike event. We have some dry settled weather in the forecast over the next 10 days which will hopefully mean a dry and fast 42 Traverse on the 7th.
Last year Matthew Wilson managed to smash it out in a blistering 1hr 47min averaging 28km/hr!! 🤯
Anyone out there think they've got what it takes to beat that?
Online entries close midday Thursday 5th May!
🚨 ANNOUNCEMENT 🚨
Wednesday noon is the entry cutoff to get your name on your bibs!
Tell your friends and grab your entries at www.t42.co.nz
The Park Hotel Ruapehu is almost booked out! Get in quick folks - only seven rooms left and it's the seat of the T42 action (including the most epic AFTER PARTY ⚡)
A quick video of Bevan "The Slasher" Thompson at work on the 24km course today. We spent nearly 5 hours on a STUNNING National Park day making sure all that nasty cutty grass and overgrowth is well clear of the track.
This 8.4km loop is the reason we call it an "Adventure Run" and the amount of rain we get from now until event day will determine how much of an adventure it is!
It was a hard day at the office but someone had to do it!
We are STOKED to have Earshots back on board for 2022!
Lock on, ride on & run on with our event partners Earshots. They have you covered for staying motivated while you train for T42 over the next few weeks. We all know it's getting tough out there!
Their patented Magnetic ear clip means you can run and ride without being distracted by annoying cords or earbuds that fall out.
This kiwi company has you covered!
Use T42DEAL at the checkout of earshots.com to purchase yours for only $149!
If you're coming to National Park for T42 weekend then The Park Hotel is the place to be and stay!
It's our pre and post event hub where we hold registration + sponsor expo on Friday, busses leave from the hotel Saturday morning and we have prize giving and the official after party Saturday evening...
Great food, amazing hospitality, comfy as rooms and even a couple of hot tubs to boot!
Did we say it sells out every year?
Get in quick www.the-park.co.nz
This is the news we've been hoping for people!!! No limits, no waves, no defined spaces, just T42 in all its natural outdoor glory!
BAM we're BACK!
All outdoor event number restrictions are gone as of this Friday, midnight. Or shall we say FriYAY?!
So enter those events, kiddos!! We're all goooooooo 🎉⚡🎉⚡
Check out currently open events at www.totalsport.co.nz 🤩
Hopefully we get some good news tomorrow regarding mandates and gathering limits in particular, but in the mean time.....We only have 2 spots left in the Marathon!
If you don't want to miss out then jump on now and get entered!
We need your help!
Before you turn up to the T42 please CHECK that your shoes, bikes and gear are all CLEAN and DRY! We all need to do our part to protect the beautiful Tongariro Conservation Area and huge part of that is making sure we aren't bringing any unwanted nasties with us.
During the T42 event you will be crossing freshwater streams that flow into the Whanganui River. Protect NZ’s freshwater from invasive pests such as Didymo - CHECK CLEAN DRY between all waterways.
Take a look at the pre rego gear inspection process you can expect and come prepared 🥾🚵♂️⚡️
HEADS UP! If you are thinking of entering the marathon at T42 you'd better get a move on...Under Red we have to limit it to 100 people and we only have 15 spots left!
If we move to Orange before event day we will lift the 100 person limit and open entries back up but if you don't want to miss out best get cracking! 🏃♀️🏃♂️⚡️
T42 IS GOING AHEAD UNDER RED LIGHT RESTRICTIONS! 🎉🎉🎉
Get in quick folks, entries are very limited!
Event date: May 7th
Grab your entry at www.t42.co.nz
Limits are as follows…
- 48km Mountain Bike / eBike – 300 pax
- 42.2km Trail Marathon Run – 100 pax
- 24km Trail Adventure Run / Walk – 200 pax
- 11km Trail Run / Walk – 100 pax
- 6km Trail Run / Walk – 100 pax
...Naturally we've had to change a fair bit of how this event will operate if we're still in red settings – but it will still be a truly epic day on some gorgeous trails!
Find all the red light event day restrictions on the website ⚡️
We're getting a few questions about the event with the current red light status so thought we'd share where we are at.
We are currently working towards being able to deliver the event in red (should we need to) and are working out all the event details at the moment. We are also working through getting sign off from our key stakeholders and concession providers, which we hope to have by the 7th of March.
We want nothing more than to deliver another awesome T42 on the 7th of May and are doing everything possible to be able to do that for you all safely.
If we do need to deliver the event under red restrictions, there will be a number of changes to the event schedule and some of the format but we're a creative bunch and are confident we will still have a stellar weekend in National Park!
We'll share any updates as soon as they come available....In the mean time get out there and enjoy some muddy trails this weekend!🤙🏃🚵♀️
Only 2 days left to take advantage of our crazy Super Early Bird pricing! Grab yourself some sweet savings and maybe give a filthy animal in your life something in their stocking too!
Last day to score Super Early Bird pricing is Dec 24th
ENTRIES ARE OPEN!!!🎉
Get yourself some HUGE savings with our super early bird special, on from now until Christmas🎅
If you have an event credit that you would like to use, please email [email protected] and we can sort you out!
Who else is excited to get back to National Park!?!?
Saturday 7th May 2022
ENTRIES TO THE 2022 T42 OPEN TOMORROW!!!!
We have some INSANE super early bird specials going on until Dec 24th where you'll save heaps on the standard entry price. So take advantage, gather up your mates and lock in an amazing weekend away in the Central Plateau!
Saturday 7th May 2022
Finish line feels! Event days don't get any more perfect that that.
Make sure you check out your photos, there are some crackers in there! https://photos4sale.co.nz/
Absolutely mint day for it!! 😍
Have fun out there everyone
The boys had an AMAZING day marking the 42 Traverse today.
Reports from the course are that the 42 is 90% dry and 10% muddy and in great condition. This will make for a fast course on Saturday so for those of you racing for NZ Crown points, make sure you wear your fast pants!
Online entries close at midday today! If you want to save on any late entry fees jump off the fence and get yourself entered before 12pm!
We will be accepting late entries at registration on Friday at The Park Hotel and on Saturday morning at Owhango domain and Taurewa Station (MTB Start). More info can be found here:
Event Info — T42 Central Plateau MARATHON Taurewa Station from 7.00am – 8.30am This is where you will have to park, register and then get the bus to your start. See the transport section above for more information. Your bus leaves at 8.40am SHARP to get you to the start line.
The boys have had a great day out marking the 24km, 11km and 6km courses today!
Track conditions at the moment are the driest we've seen them in a few years but still plenty of mud puddles to warrant a good pair of shoes and a change of clothes at the finish (especially those on the 24km).
Brace for a chilly morning with a low of 2 overnight, its going to be...fresh! Possible chance of a shower or two early on the day with light southerlies and a high of 19! Keep chatting to your weather gods people!
Explore the Tongariro National Park, Central North Island, New Zealand with one of the Tussock Traverse trail running or walking distances as part of the Ring of Fire 2022.