The reward for those who persevere, far exceeds the pain that must precede the victory
TIME TO ACT: Entries closing in 6 days.
Entries have been extended until the 30th of March. This is the last chance to be part of the 2012 Contact Epic so go to www.contactepic.co.nz to make it happen because “A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams”
PREVIOUS WINNERS RETURN:
We are very much looking forward to this years race with 3 of the past 4 yrs Contact Epic winners returning to lay claim to the title of winning NZ’s Ultimate MTBing Challenge.
Brent Miller of Christchurch, winner 2009, Tim Wilding, winner 2010 and Dougal Allan, winner 2011, will be facing off on the start line to see who has the goods this year.
Women’s winner Kath Kelly will be back to defend her comprehensive domination of the Women’s field. Looking for a 5th consecutive title. We wait to see if there will be a significant challenge to her reign.
If you are looking for accommodation for this event, there is no better option in Wanaka than to reward your efforts by staying and dining at the exquisite lake front resort in Wanaka, Edgewater.
It houses its own restaurant and bar and is easy walking distance to the centre of town. Please mention you are a Contact Epic competitor at the time you make your reservation to receive the special rate. Look here to view the suites and discover its numerous facilities. www.edgewater.co.nz
You can make this reservation by phoning 0800 108 311. You won’t be disappointed!
On our merchandise page you will see the new 2012 Contact Epic Tineli cycle shirts, as well as new t- shirts and caps.
There are a limited number of each so if you would like something to remember your challenge then go to the merchandise page on our website now by clicking on this link. http://www.contactepic.co.nz/merchandise.html
You can pick up all merchandise from registration the night before the race. Once you have registered take your number plate to the merchandise counter and they will assist you.
The Carbo-Loading Pasta Meal is held at the registration venue (Hawea Hotel), from 6-8pm and is a fantastic opportunity to meet and catch up with fellow competitors. The cost of the meal is a very reasonable $19 and can be purchased either at the time of entering on line, by ordering via our website as of the end of this week. If you prefer to pay via direct credit just email me with numbers of tickets wanted and we will sort this end. You are welcome to also purchase for any supporters who may wish to dine with you.
These tickets can be collected from the registration booth. Unfortunately, to cover the costs of extra catering, if you purchase on the day of registration or the race there will be an extra $6.00 added to the price of the meal. There will be limited tickets available on the night sorry.
On the day of the race there will be a variety of food available for purchase by competitors and supporters.
Breakfast is also available for those early rises at the Hawea Hotel (03 443 1224) and Sailz Restaurant (03 443 1696) which is a short walking distance from the Hotel itself. Please phone to book.
POST RACE plate for a plate will again run the Sunday after the event at Wanaka’s Lone Star restaurant. All you need to do is show your race plate at the time of ordering and you will be rewarded with a free entree or dessert.
TRANSPORT TO THE CLASSIC START LINE:
A bus service is available from Alpine Coachlines to get you and your bike to the start of the Classic so you can leave your car at the finish line. This will depart from the Hawea Hotel at 5.30 am to ensure you make the start line on time. The cost is $20 and you will need to book in advance via their website. www.alpinecoachlines.co.nz
Alpine CoachlinesPhone 064 3 443-7966 for Bookings
Date: March 24, 2012 by lmsevents
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