The Essentials

  • Trail snacks & water
  • Day pack with waterproof liner-large enough to hold your kit
  • Waterproof rain jacket with hood (water proof over trousers also recommended but not mandatory)
  • Polar fleece jacket or top
  • Spare Merino/poly prop top
  • Warm hat, fleece or woollen
  • Gloves
  • A good head torch/head lamp with spare batteries
  • Sturdy shoes/boots that are comfortable
  • Blister pack/foot fleece
  • Strapping tape and support bandages
  • Personal medicine

Note: The above is mandatory gear. Please bring this gear to the office when you sign in so we can check that you have it. 

What if I am stumped by the hump?

  • $200 for helicopter extractions for those who have been stumped by the hump. From Port Craig or Okaka (numbers dependant). You will need to make your way to either staging area and wait for numbers to ensure a full helicopter.
  • For more info call Dale Green on 0275688204
  • If you are ‘stumped’ bunk room beds are available at Okaka and Port Craig at a reduced rate of $30 per night. Remember you only get a t-shirt if you finish!

Extra Notes

  • Please bring your own pain killers if you think you will need them. Also a small first aid kit.
  • Food and clothing can be left at track burn for on your way back out if you need it. Ensure the bag is labelled.
  • Take a credit card to pay for helicopter extraction or the bunk bed in case required.
  • Porridge & bananas at Okaka, Sandwiches & Soup at Port Craig, lollies on route.
  • Registration confirmation and number allocation commences on Friday 3rd Feb 2017 from 11.00am through to 8pm at the HRT Office in Tuatapere. Then head to Rarakau car park to the start.
  • Pre walk Briefing at Rarakau parking lot 11:30pm Friday 3rd February 2017.
  • Walk commences at Midnight, 30 minutes later, Friday 3rd Februrary 2017
  • Slow walkers cut off at Okaka 8am Saturday 4th , Port Craig cut off 4pm Saturday 4th.

Safety Notes

  • Please take some snacks and food in case you need more on the walk.
  • If you want to go fast move to the front at the start line
  • It may be cold (especially waiting at bridges) so ensure you have a jacket, hat and gloves.
  • No pushing at the stairs
  • Stick to the max number on the bridges
  • Watch the railway ties on the tramway sticking up. They will catch you out when you least expect it.
  • Watch the beach exits. The track never goes around the headland, always over. Look for the exits. We will be using flashing lights, markers or police tape.
  • Stoney Creek will be marked with a flashing light.
  • Carry a first aid kit with blister kit and emergency blanket.

Have you stumped the hump for 5 years?

We are collecting names of people who have completed the event over the last 5 years. If you know anyone who has completed it 5 years running please let us know. [email protected]

This is a fun event, let’s keep it fun and safe, and look after each other!