Taupo – Sunday 7th July
42.2km Marathon trail run
21km Half Marathon trail run/walk
10km trail run/walk
5km trail run/walk
No Disposable Cups
As trail runners and nature lovers we're keen to do our part to protect our beautiful planet and reduce the environmental impact of our events. As such the Hoka One One Steamy Huka is 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.
Course Descriptions & Maps
21.1km Half Marathon RUN/WALK
Start & Cut-Off Times
All events will start and finish from the Taupo Wakeboard Park, where there’s plenty of parking - easy, eh!?
|Distance||Start Location||Start Time||Cut-Off|
|Marathon||TWP||07.30am||8.5 hrs / 4pm|
|Half Marathon||TWP||09.15am||6.75 hrs / 4pm|
|10km||TWP||10.00am||6 hrs / 4pm|
|5km||TWP||10.20am||5.5 hrs / 4pm|
Note: Walkers in each category will start 3 mins behind the runners.
Event registration for all events (including late entry) will be open from 04.00pm till 7.00pm on Saturday 6th July at the Fairway’s Cafe (Wairakei Resort) on Wairakei Drive.
Registration will be available at the Taupo Wakeboard Park from 07.00am on event day (Sunday 7th July).
For late entries, we can accept cash and credit cards.
For those of you coming from out of town (welcome!), we totally recommend staying at the one and only Wairakei Resort – check them out for room descriptions and images, etc. As a valued partner of ours, Wairakei Resort will offer special rates for event participants.
Family & Group Entries
Get out and enjoy an active day with all the little people in tow! Our Family Entry is an affordable way to make this happen – and is intended to acknowledge the extra financial commitments that families with children face. Accordingly, this is not an entry option for just two adults. We’re sure you understand.
Family members may enter any event distance under a family group entry. A 15% discount off the total entry fees will be automatically applied when at least 1 adult and 1 child are entered.
A 10% discount is available for groups of 10+ people. Once you have at least 10 people in your group email firstname.lastname@example.org for a discount code or to organise a group invoice.
Keen to train smart for the event?
We've teamed up with Foundation Run so you can kick start your training with a 50% discount on your first four weeks of run coaching and gym sessions.
They work closely with physiotherapists and strength & conditioning coaches to tailor a running program especially for you while keeping a watchful eye on your loading and stresses along the way to help you avoid injuries. Foundation Run believe in training smart and training strong. They also believe training should be loads of fun.
For more information visit foundation.run
We’ve got some super simple and easy to follow running programs just for you!
Event base and parking are at the Taupo Wake Park, 201 Karetoto, Wairakei Tourist Park, Taupo.
When coming from the North or from Taupo on Thermal Explorer Highway, turn onto Karetoto Road, left at the T-intersection, then just before you go under the Taupo Bypass, you will see the Taupo Wake Park sign, turn right and follow your nose to our event base, where you’ll be directed to park.
Things to See and Do in Taupo
This is Taupō is the heart of Aotearoa New Zealand’s beautiful North Island. Around the sparkling Lake Taupō you will find every landscape you can imagine. Snow-blanketed winter ski fields and alpine deserts. Ancient forests alive with birdsong. Trout-filled rivers and the thundering Huka Falls. Steaming geothermal valleys with rejuvenating hot springs. Three towering volcanoes in the awesome and otherworldly landscape of Tongariro National Park.
Discover what makes people love Taupō at www.lovetaupo.co.nz
The event prize giving will be held at the Taupo Wakeboard Park at 1pm. Merit prizes will be awarded to the first across the line (male and female) in each of the event distances.
We will acknowledge at the prize giving the 2nd and 3rd place-getters in each distance too.
We will have a number of really great spot prizes that will be given away at the prize giving too.
Health & Safety
SAFETY AND MEDICAL PROVIDERS – PEAK SAFETY
At Total Sport we have been using the safety services of Peak Safety for quite some time now – they really are top shelf! They have been in operation since 1996 (1 year longer than us!) so have a massive amount of experience to draw on; this combined with their absolute passion for the outdoors and everything safety really does make for a winning combination.
Not only do they offer a wide range of safety management services but they also run a large range of safety and first aid courses. If you or someone you know needs something in this department we highly recommend you get in touch with these guys first – very nice and very professional guys and girls! Learn more at peaksafety.co.nz
OUTDOORS MARK CERTIFICATION
We always complete the 3-yearly compressive safety audit to keep our Outdoors Mark Certification current.
Although this is not compulsory for us as we aren’t classed as an ‘adventure activity operator’, we do it voluntarily to make sure we keep our most important asset (YOU GUYS! 😊) as safe as we can!