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Waitomo Trail Run

The Underground Overground Trail Run Adventure is back in 2020.

The 5th annual Discover Waitomo Trail Run will be held on the 4th of April 2020. It is a true New Zealand underground overground adventure. Explorers will run or walk over and under 6, 11, 21 or 35km of landscape that has to be seen to be believed.

Walkers, runners and children – indeed explorers of all ages and abilities – are encouraged to come along and explore Waitomo’s caves, native bush, canyons and glowworms. With courses to suit every appetite for adventure, Waitomo Trail Run is guaranteed to have something for everyone.

Experience breath-taking scenery as you run through the landscape that Sir Peter Jackson has described as “…way too pretty for The Hobbit“.

On the day:
– Parking and bus pickup is at the Waitomo Domain for the 6km, 22km and 35km courses.
– 6km and 35km runners/walkers finish at the Waitomo Glowworm Caves Visitor Centre. It is a 10 min. walk from the Visitor Centre back to the carpark on the Domain.
– 11km and 21km runners/walkers finish on Stubbs Farm. For 21km finishers, a bus will transport you back to the Waitomo Domain where you have parked.
– All events start in waves.

Visiting from out of town?

If you are travelling to Waitomo from out of town for this event, why not spend some time exploring the area with top Waitomo attractions, accommodation and more available.


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