Don't forget to consider the season pass option if you are a regular!
The October/November 2016 Bluewater 5 series will be on Tuesday evenings from October 11 to November 29
2km - $3
5km - $5 (Napier Harrier Club members $3)
Season pass $24 (8 races)
Family pass $10 (per night, up to 2 adults and 3 kids from the same family)
- To be eligible for junior 2k prizes you must be under 15 on the day of the series prizegiving (last run of that series)
- The minimum requirement to be eligible for a major prize is to run that race 3 times
- You can only win one major prize per series
Registration and Race Times
Registration is behind the Bluewater Hotel from 5:30 with both the Fun Run and Fun Walk starting at 6:00.
The start and finish is near the Bluewater Hotel with the registration located at the Bluewater in the room next to the miniput.
From the start head across the bridge over the Ahuriri inlet and turn right across the grass by the phone box, and onto Meeanee Quay, staying on the right hand side of the road all the way past the Scout Hall and up to the end of the street. Don't follow the road around to the left, but proceed ahead over the barrier and up the shingle drive and on to the grassed area.
Stay on the grass right up to the hedge, and turn sharp left AROUND the hedge. The course then returns to the road in Wakariri Ave. Once again, keep to the right hand side of the road up Wakariri Ave, then turn right onto Charles St (the 1km marker is approx 300m down the road and the short course turns here and heads home - Look out for the 2km people turning!
KEEP TO THE RIGHT up Charles Street and turn right onto Nott St.
KEEP TO THE RIGHT along Nott St and turn left onto Ferguson Ave KEEPING TO THE RIGHT! Continue along Ferguson Ave, past the Westshore Surf Lifesaving Club and the childrens play area.
Towards the end of Ferguson Ave, where the road meets the new concrete pathway, do a sharp turn onto the pathway and follow it all the way back until it meets up with Charles Street again. KEEP TO THE LEFT along Charles St then turn left back into Wakariri Ave.
At the end of Wakariri Ave turn sharp right going around the hedge and back onto the grassed reserve. Follow the reserve as it becomes a shingle drive and heads back onto Meeanee Quay.
KEEP TO THE LEFT up Meeanee Quay and turn left at the phone box, proceeding across the Ahuriri inlet bridge
Cautiously traverse the low chain on your left and head across the grassed area back to the finish at the Bluewater Hotel.
The Course - Short Course (2km)
The short course is the same as the last series and is designed for the younger competitors or the newer competitors who are still not quite up to the 5k level. It is good a start point for entry to the competitive side of running without putting the body under too much stress.
The course is quite simple - folow the main course out to the 1km marker (approx, 15m after the turn out of Wakariri Ave), turn here and re-trace your steps home.
At the Finish
When you cross the finish line there will be a time recorder and place recorder. It is vital to the accurate collection of results that you keep to your finishing order until the place recorder has your race number (which will be on your hand).
It is also important that you do not cross the line more than once!
If you go back on to the course to run/walk in with another competitor, do not cross the line a second time as this obviously creates a false recording in the results.
The Shoe Clinic, Napier are offering a $25 voucher at each event and, and along with Brooks Shoes, will be contributing some major spot prizes at the final event, including 2 x $250 Brooks shoe vouchers – these will be offered as an ‘eligibility draw’ on the last night of the series. To be eligible you need to have participated (or been a rostered volunteer) in 6 or more races, either distance or combination of. You do not need to be present on the last night to win this prize. There will also be some performance based prizes presented at the end of the series.
There are two $25 Bluewater Hotel vouchers available at each round of the Bluewater5 and once again Reading Cinemas are sponsoring a kids pack for the kids to win at each round!
There will also be some other spot prizes on offer on the night. You must be present at prizegiving to be eligible for the spot prizes.
The Points Series
As an incentive to improve your times, points will be awarded for beating your previous best time in the series.
As your times get faster, improvement becomes more difficult so the points increase later in the series.
To encourage ongoing improvement a bonus is awarded for beating your best time from the previous series. This 'bonus' is available only once.
As an additional award to the regular attendees 1 point will be awarded for each event attended.