The Nippers race is all about making sure that younger siblings of our main XRACERS don't miss out. It is a mini version of an XRACE - the Nippers run around a short course that is located at the main XRACE Start/Finish area and complete several challenges with mum or dad. ‘Nippers’ is for kids that are six years and under.
Our Nippers are the curtain-raiser and start 30 minutes before the main XRACE. Mum and dad, you can charge around the course with them and still have time to complete the main XRACE.
N.B. Please note that the nippers race is a companion to the main XRACE and not a standalone race. It is best suited for younger siblings who already have brothers and sister who are taking part in the main XRACE.
HOW OLD DO NIPPERS NEED TO BE?
This one is over to you. There are no lower limits to Nippers. You will be with your Nipper the whole way around! The upper limit is 6. There is no lower age limit for Nippers (although typically Nippers are at least 3 years old).
WHEN DOES NIPPERS START?
Nippers start approximately 30 minutes before the main XRACE. You can easily complete the nippers before the main XRACE event begins. At that point, you join with your older child and take on the XRACE challenge. Please note, we do not have any childcare facilities for looking after nippers.
Nippers do need to be registered as well. They receive their own Nipper goody bag. The $15 entry fee covers the cost of their t-shirt, finish medal and goody along with a proud photo for the family paparazzi.
CAN I DO NIPPERS FIRST WITH MY LITTLE ONE THEN THE MAIN XRACE WITH MY BIG ONE?
Yes, you will have time to do both events. After Nippers, you can head to the XRACE start line with your older child.
No, nippers are not timed.
HOW LONG DOES NIPPERS TAKE?
The whole event takes about 5-10 minutes to complete the course.