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POWERADE Challenge FAQs

Registration

When do registrations open?
Registrations for the POWERADE Challenge open on 8 April, 2013.
When do registrations close?
Registrations close for the POWERADE Challenge on 21 June, 2013.
How can I sign up for the POWERADE Challenge?
People can register at www.powerade.co.nz (up until midnight 21 June 2013) to receive their free RFID wristband, course map and supporting information.
How long does it take from registration for my pack to arrive?
You should receive your registration pack and RFID wristband within 7 days of registering online. If you have not received it within 7 days then please contact us on 0800 505 123 or e-mail us on support@poweradechallenge.co.nz
What do I do if I receive a wristband before registering online?
If you receive a wristband prior to registration, simply head to www.powerade.co.nz, and enter your wristband number to activate your band as part of the registration process.
Can I run the course without activating my band?
Yes, but but for those that want their course times included on the Leaderboard and be eligible for the prize draws, then they will need to register for the POWERADE Challenge on our website (www.powerade.co.nz).

The Courses

How many weeks can I run the POWERADE Challenge for?
You can participate in the POWERADE Challenge from 1 May 2013 until 30 June 2013.
Where does the course start?
The Auckland course starts from Downtown Auckland, outside the Ferry Terminal. The Wellington course starts at 12 Queens Wharf. For more details on where the courses start from visit “THE COURSE” page on the POWERADE Challenge website (www.powerade.co.nz).
Can't people just run the POWERADE Challenge without registering?
Yes. But for those that want to have their course times included on the Leaderboard and be eligible for the prize draws, then they will need to register for the POWERADE Challenge on our website (www.powerade.co.nz).
Are there any safety precautions in place to make sure runners are safe?
We encourage runners to take care on the course and to warm-up before they run. Safety information is available to participants on the POWERADE Challenge website (www.powerade.co.nz).
I signed up for the Wellington course but want to know if I can take part in the Auckland course?
Unfortunately the leaderboard will only update with your time when you run the course that you selected in the registration process. You are of course free to run a different course to what you registered for, but your time will not appear on the leaderboard.
Can people run it at any time or is there a set start time?
Yes, once people have received their RFID wristband they can run the course at any time. They just need to have their wristband on to start.
Can I start the POWERADE Challenge from the other end?
No, for both courses, you must start and finish at the stated check-in start point. Please view “THE COURSE” page on the website for full details.
How fit do I need to be to take part in the POWERADE Challenge?
You will need a reasonable standard of fitness to run the POWERADE Challenge and you must ensure that you have undertaken sufficient training to complete the course. If you have any illness, injury, disability or impairment that could lead to an injury as a result of participating in the POWERADE Challenge then we recommend you consult with your doctor prior to running the course.
Where is the POWERADE Challenge happening?
The POWERADE Challenge is happening in Auckland and Wellington in 2013. The courses are designed on a loop circuit that start and finish at the same starting point. The Auckland course starts at the Auckland Downtown Ferry Terminal and extends part way along Tamaki Drive. The Wellington course starts at 12 Queens Wharf and extends along Oriental Parade and Evan’s Bay Parade.
Do you have to buy a POWERADE to participate in the POWERADE Challenge?
No. Anyone over the age of 16 just needs to register on the POWERADE Challenge website www.powerade.co.nz (up until midnight 21 June) to receive their free RFID wristband, course map and supporting information.

RFID Wristbands

Can I use my wristband from last year?
Unfortunately you won’t be able to reuse your 2011 or 2012 wristband. To be able to take part in the 2013 POWERADE Challenge you will need to reregister online at the POWERADE Challenge website (www.powerade.co.nz) and then be sent a new RFID wristband. 
I lost my RFID wristband, can I get another one?
Please call us on 0800 505 123 or e-mail us on support@poweradechallenge.co.nz and provided we still have spare wristbands available we can post you out a new one.
The mid-way point didn't register my RFID wristband, will it still accurately record my time?
You need to check in to all 3 check points on the course for your time to be recorded and appear on the leaderboard.  Please contact us on 0800 505 123 if your wristband does not get recognized at the check points.
Can I use someone else's band to run the course?
No, you can only use the wristband that was assigned to you during the 2013 POWERADE Challenge registration process. 
Where are the midway check points for the Course?
The mid-way check point for Auckland is at the Royal Akarana Yacht Club. . The mid-way point in Wellington is located at the Balaena Bay public bathrooms (this is a small wooden construction located on Evan’s Bay Parade). There is more information on the course on "THE COURSE" page of our POWERADE Challenge website (www.powerade.co.nz) or in the information sent out to you as part of your registration pack.
How do I start a team for the POWERADE Challenge?
From 8 April you will be able to start a team by visiting the “MY RUN STATS” section of the POWERADE Challenge website. Before starting a team or joining a team you must first register for the POWERADE Challenge as an individual. You will then be able to invite your friends or colleagues by E-mail or Facebook to join your team.
What is an RFID wristband?
RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identification. The RFID wristband communicates with customised POWERADE vending machines. The technology delivers accurate time keeping by allowing participants to communicate with vending machines that upload results to the runner’s profile on the Leaderboard at www.powerade.co.nz.

Leaderboard

Why hasn’t my time appeared on the leaderboard?
You need to ensure that you check-in at all three check points along the course before your time will appear on the leaderboard. If you have checked in correctly and your time has still not appeared, please contact us on 0800 505 123.
Why hasn’t our team time appeared on the Leaderboard?
3 people in your team need to run the POWERADE Challenge course before your team time will appear on the leaderboard. Once 3 people in your team have run it, your average team time will be displayed.
Will my run time be made public on the Leaderboard?
Yes, once a participant has registered and run the course their fastest time will be recorded on the Leaderboard at www.powerade.co.nz.
Why don't all my times go on the leaderboard?
Only your fastest time is loaded to the leaderboard.  However you can view your other run times in the “My Run Stats” section of the POWERADE Challenge website (www.powerade.co.nz).
What is the POWERADE Challenge Leaderboard?
The POWERADE Challenge Leaderboard shows the relative times of everyone who has participated in the course. It can be found at www.powerade.co.nz.

Prizes

Where do I find the prize winners for the POWERADE Challenge?
The prize winners for the POWERADE Challenge will be published on the POWERADE Challenge website.
What can people win if they participate?
There are different prizes up for grabs that include POWERADE product and POWERADE merchandise for individual runners. See our Prize page on the POWERADE Challenge website for more information (www.powerade.co.nz).