Kids MiniX

Competitor Information


How to enter

Entries are open, just click on the online entry button on the right, and follow the prompts. Entering prior to the race is highly recommended, as it will ensure you have your reflective armband on race day.

 

Registrations on the day are also accepted, however there is no guarantee you will receive your armband that day, and you may incur an extra fee to cover for postage.

Registration, Briefing & start times

10.00 Registration opens: registered and new entrants pick up their safety reflector bands. For entrants on the day, children also fill in a registration form. Registration closes at 10.45am, so make sure you come early if you are entering on the day.

10.50 Briefing for all kids, EVERYONE must attend, so make sure you are there and listening hard!

Start times (times below are approximate):

11.00 : Short course
11.35 : Medium course
12.15 : Long course

Courses will start with a wide section to spread riders out, and riders will start in the following order, Boys then Girls. Riders who intend to go flat out should position themselves to the front.

 

How to enter

Entries are open, just click on the online entry button on the right, and follow the prompts. Entering prior to the race is highly recommended, as it will ensure you have your reflective armband on race day.

Registrations on the day are also accepted, however there is no guarantee you will receive your armband that day, and you may incur an extra fee to cover for postage.

Starting young...

Registration, Briefing & start times

10.00 Registration opens: registered and new entrants pick up their safety reflector bands. For entrants on the day, children also fill in a registration form. Registration closes at 10.45am, so make sure you come early if you are entering on the day.

10.50 Briefing for all kids, EVERYONE must attend, so make sure you are there and listening hard!

Start times (times below are approximate):

11.00 : Short course
11.35 : Medium course
12.15 : Long course

Courses will start with a wide section to spread riders out, and riders will start in the following order, Boys then Girls. Riders who intend to go flat out should position themselves to the front.

Going for it!

Prize giving, spot prizes and bike to win

The prize giving for all categories will take place immediately after the last race. First, second and third place getter will receive a certficate and a prize. All entrants can win a spot prize, and go in the draw to win the mountain bike, but to be elligible you must be present at prize giving.

Safety back up

Officials will be on the course and St John will provide first aid if necessary

Weather & clothing

Rain is always a possibly, so please check the weather forecast in the morning and if rain is predicted please make sure your child has a water proof jacket, gloves (if likely to be cold), trainers or other closed in shoes.
Warm dry clothing and a change of shoes for after is also a good idea!
Falling off is a distinct possibly when mountain biking, so we strongly recommend children wear either long leggings or knee length shorts, plus long sleeved tops, as the most likely injuries are cuts and grazes.
We also recommend gloves if you have them.

 

Fun at the event

We are encouraging parents to bring some food, even a picnic on the day to share and enjoy with the rest of the family. There will be a bouncy castle, sausage sizzle, coffee cart and more.

2012 video

For a great look at the action, check the 2012 video made by Kashi Leuchs, Olympic Mountain Biker who came and encouraged all kids to participate and have fun. Click on www.yeti.co.nz