Course Overview

Whether you choose 21km, 50km, 102km or the 100 Miler, you will enjoy a point-to-point course, on mostly non-technical, runnable terrain. Our courses and generous cut-off times are deliberately designed with the aim of seeing runners of all abilities reach the finish line.

Every course is also designed to capture the stunning and diverse landscapes of the Rotorua region. You’ll run past lakes and waterfalls, and journey through the lushest green native New Zealand forests.

For those new to trail running, the 21km is a great option. It’s non-technical and has all the fun of the other distances with less of the run! In good weather, your road shoes will do the trick just fine.

If you’ve completed a road marathon or a few half marathons, then the 50km is very achievable. Most runners find our soft underfoot trails kinder on their bodies than road running. With well supported aid stations, there’s no support crew required.

For seasoned marathon runners or endurance athletes, with the right training and preparation, you’ll love the experience of running our 102km course. Your journey starts 102km away from Rotorua in Kawerau, so every step gets you closer to the finish line.

For anyone ready to put their mind and body to the ultimate test, our 100 Miler is one of the most scenic and achievable 100 mile runs in the world. Starting at Te Puia in the heart of Rotorua you’ll enjoy a journey across the most spectacular landscapes the region has to offer.

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