Welcome

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.

110116075229BIMTLUUBThe Series

Four 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 2020 in your diaries now.

Dates and venues for 2020 are:

  • April 5th – Cancelled 
  • May 3rd – Cancelled
  • June 14th – Cancelled 
  • August 30th – Sacred Hill Rifleman’s Vineyard, Dartmoor

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 2020 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.