FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I’VE REGISTERED BUT NOW CAN’T MAKE IT. WILL I GET A REFUND OR TRANSFER?
Unfortunately, due to the nature of the event and administration system we are unable to refund or transfer to another person.
WILL MY CHILD BE FIT ENOUGH?
This event is all about giving it a go, feeling great and promoting participation. Each participant can take it at their own pace. We encourage them to find a friend to do it with.... It’s always easier when you are doing exercise with people who make you laugh.
If, during the event a participant simply feels they cannot continue they will be directed to the nearest marshal and accompanied back down the hill when the last participant has passed. Note: As organisers it is our intention to give them the encouragement to continue.
In the lead up time to the event, it is advisable that you do a bit of training particularly on uneven terrain and even walk the route, take a photo and post it on our facebook page #kidskaukauchallenge to celebrate your efforts! When the going gets tough remember `What goes up, must come down’!
MY CHILD IS OVER 8 BUT I’M NOT SURE HE/SHE SHOULD DO IT INDEPENDENTLY DUE TO HEALTH OR BEHAVIOURAL CONCERNS?
If you are concerned about this, they can be accompanied by an adult at no extra cost. The more the merrier and you can share the experience together. We will be needing adult helpers to walk within the group. This may be a good way to support your child while also having a role in the event.
IS THE TRACK SUITABLE FOR BUGGIES?
Unfortunately this track is NOT suitable for buggies. We advise that if you are going to take a preschooler on this challenge, you have provisions for being able to carry them.
ARE DOGS ALLOWED?
While dogs are allowed on a leash on the Mt Kaukau tracks, we are not permitting them to walk with the registered participants and accompanying adults. No dogs are allowed on the Khandallah School grounds.
CAN I BRING A WALKING POLE?
No, for Health and Safety reasons, walking poles are not suitable for this event.
CAN I REGISTER ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT?
There will be no registrations on the day. Cut off for registrations is Tuesday 19th November or before if our maximum numbers are reached sooner. Numbers are limited.
WHO GETS A GOODIE BAG?
Only the registered participants (5 to 13 years old) will get a goodie bag.
CAN I LISTEN TO MUSIC OR A PODCAST?
No, use of earphones for MP3 players, Ipods or phones are not permitted on the course.