Hammer Nutrition Hawke’s Bay Trail Run Series

The winter months are when most of the world hibernates.  But not here in Hawke’s Bay.  In Hawke’s Bay, winter is when we come out to play in the winter sun – just like the summer sun only a little cooler.  The Hawke’s Bay Trail Run Series gives you the chance to see parts of Hawke’s Bay you may not ordinarily get to see while at the same time experiencing the joys and pleasures of running off road.

Hawke’s Bay: Closer than you think

Just 90 minutes from Taupo gets you to some of the best weather in the country; all year round.  We have some of the best off road running locations in the country.  We definitely have some of the best food and wine in the country.  We have everything here for you to make a family weekend out. Don’t just come for the day.  Make a weekend of it.  It’s all here.  It’s all in one place.  It’s closer than you think.

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Six runs in different locations and all off road, all courses are slightly different from the previous year. Something for everyone from the seasoned off road runner to the very beginner. Put these dates for 2019 in your diaries now.

Dates and venues for 2019 are:

  • April 14th – Lake Tutira
  • May 5th – Te Mata Peak & Matangi Farm
  • June 16th – Ranui Farm Park, Waipukurau
  • July 14th – Castle Peak Forest, Napier Taihape Road
  • August 11th – Sacred Hill Rifleman’s Vineyard
  • September 8th – Whakamarumaru Crownthorpe

The Options

Three different distances to choose from at each event:

  • Short distance of 5 – 8 km for walkers and runners
  • Medium distance of 10 – 14 km for walkers and runners
  • Half marathon distance of 21.1 km for runners only

Enter early

Entries for the 2019 series are now open!  Please read the event information page before entering.

You will need to read through the event information page for your own safety to make sure you are ready to have some great off road fun.

We’re capping entries this year for individuals as we are running out of space to park cars and we don’t want too many people on the trails. Please make every effort to carpool whenever you can.