Trail bliss in beautiful Taupo
Sunday 7 July


Introducing the Hoka One One Steamy Huka

Sunday 7th July

The first event off the blocks in the 2019 Hoka One One Run Taupo series. Based at the Taupo Wake Board Park, this event will take you on a journey of unadulterated trail bliss. Run or walk it as part of the Run Taupo series, or crack it out as a solo event. This event has something for everyone and will knock your trail running socks right off your feet!

Event options:

  • 42.2km Marathon trail run/walk

  • 21.1km Half Marathon trail run/walk

  • 10km trail run/walk

  • 5km trail run/walk


The Hoka One One Steamy Huka will knock your trail running socks off.


Loving you loving the Taupo Region.


No more plastic cups.

As trail runners and Taupo lovers we’re keen to do our part to protect our beautiful region and reduce the environmental impact of our events. As such we’re removing disposable cups from all aid stations. Please remember your reusable cup, hydration pack or water bottle to fill up! We’ll have collapsible silicone cups available at event base for $5.


The mighty Huka.

You’ll hear the Huka Falls well before you see the them – it’s the sound of nearly a quarter of a million litres of water per second erupting from a natural gorge and thundering 11m into the Waikato River below. This incredible spectacle is the most-visited natural attraction in New Zealand – it’s hard to tear your gaze away from the endless, mesmerising torrent. Not a bad spot for an event, aye?


Free training programs.

Ready to take on your first Marathon or Half but aren’t sure where to start? We’ve got some super simple and easy to follow running programs just for you!

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Things to see and do in Taupo.

There’s no shortage of natural wonders in the Taupō region - the heart of New Zealand’s North Island. We’ll point you to some of our favourite spots, and then let the regional experts take it from there.

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Check out the other events in the Hoka One One Run Taupo Series