The FreshChoice Kepler Challenge and Luxmore Grunt take place on the first Saturday of December every year. Here are some key dates for our upcoming event. Free shuttles will run from the Te Anau township to the Control Gates on race day, for more information click here.
|Charity Challenge Entries Open||3rd – 17th June 2023||6.30am||Via Email|
|On-line entries open||Saturday 1 July 2023||6.30am||On-line|
|Registration||Friday 1 Dec 2023||12.00 – 6.00pm||Real NZ Events Centre|
|Gear Sale||Friday 1 Dec 2023||12.00 – 6.00pm||Real NZ Events Centre|
|Kepler Challenge pre-race||Saturday 2 Dec 2023||from 5.15am||Control Gates *remember your TRANSPONDER|
|Kepler Challenge race start||Saturday 2Dec 2023||6.00am||Control Gates|
|Luxmore Grunt pre-race||Saturday 2 Dec 2023||from 6.15am||Control Gates *remember your TRANSPONDER|
|Luxmore Grunt race start||Saturday 2 Dec 2023||7.00am||Control Gates|
|Drinks at the Moose||Saturday 2 Dec 2023||Post race||The Moose|
|Event breakfast||Sunday 3 Dec 2023||8.00am||Distinction Te Anau Hotel and Villas|
|Prize giving||Sunday 3 Dec 2023||10.00am||Real NZ Events Centre|
The entry fee for our events are as follows:
|FreshChoice Kepler Challenge||$350.00|
|FreshChoice Luxmore Grunt||$240.00|
Prices are in New Zealand dollars and include GST. Please note that a 5% fee will be charged for credit card payments (this is not refundable). Payments made via internet banking do not incur a 5% fee.
Your entry fee includes:
- Race pack with goodies
- Race number
- Transponder for the duration of the event
- Checkpoint support (water, Pure Sports Nutrition : Electrolyte Hydration, bananas, oranges, Clif Bars, lollies)
- Medical support and assistance around the course
- Finisher’s medal
- Eligibility for spot prizes
T-shirts, breakfast vouchers and reusable cups can be purchased through our on-line entry system. If you purchase any of these items they will be put into your race pack for you to collect when you register for your chosen event.
|Post-race breakfast||Catch up with your fellow runners and exchange stories from your run.
Enjoy a guilt-free, hearty buffet breakfast before you head home.
Bring your supporters.
|$27.00 per person|
|Event T-shirt||Purchase a memento from this year’s event.
Done the race, get the T-shirt!
|Supporter’s T-shirt||Your family and friends can show their support for you by wearing our special supporter’s T-shirt||$25|
|Reusable cup||The Kepler Challenge and Luxmore Grunt are disposable cup-free events so you will need to carry a reusable cup with you.||$15|
Withdrawals and refunds
Should you need to withdraw from the Kepler Challenge or Luxmore Grunt before the event, the following refund policy will apply:
|Up to 30 September||Entry fee less $60 cancellation fee|
|From 1 October to 15 days prior to event day||Entry fee less 75% cancellation fee|
|1-14 days prior to event day||No refund|
|On or after event day||No refund|
Refunds are calculated on race entry fees and do not include any additional items you may have ordered.
For any questions or to withdraw from your chosen event, please email our Race Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any refunds due will be credited to the card you used to pay your entry fee (minus the appropriate cancellation fee).
In the event of extreme weather conditions, or other factors beyond our control, the Organising Committee reserves the right to substitute an alternative run of a similar distance. In this case, entry fees will not be refunded. If the event is cancelled entirely, the Organising Committee will make the maximum refund possible to competitors.