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62KM ULTRA MARATHON

For our experienced athletes - the ultramarathon is a challenging yet tranquil soft terrain course. A true test of endurance requiring determination, focus, and mana. The long race completes at the stunning Paripari Domain, Ahipara, where a festival will be set up to welcome our champions home as did Te Houtaewa mother, that long ago. 

While it may seem an arduous task to complete, this experience is sure to be one for the memory books. 

What makes this run unique is that you will be following in the footsteps of the Legend Te Houtaewa. As a participant you will receive a kumara (sweet potato) at the starting line and you will be challenged with the task of returning the kumara back to Paripari Domain.

42KM MARATHON

The 42Km Marathon Challenge begins at North Hukatere beach and follows the ultramarathon route to Ahipara.  Our marathon challenge is the perfect opportunity for you to push yourself as fast as you can across a long distance, while feeling the soft sand underfoot as you make your way to the finish line!  

What makes this run unique is that you will be following in the footsteps of the Legend Te Houtaewa. As a participant you will receive a kumara (sweet potato) at the starting line and you will be challenged with the task of returning the kumara back to Paripari Domain.

21KM HALF MARATHON

Half the distance with all the glory, the half marathon is a perfect opportunity for anyone to get their toes wet in unique running experience. Beginning at North Waipapakauri ramp this race is a relaxed challenge to the festival finish in Ahipara. 

What makes this run unique is that you will be following in the footsteps of the Legend Te Houtaewa. As a participant you will receive a kumara (sweet potato) at the starting line and you will be challenged with the task of returning the kumara back to Paripari Domain.

TEAM UP TAITAMARIKI ULTRA TEAM RELAY

The time for our leaders of tomorrow to band together and race for the Te Houtaewa Korowai, is now!
 

  • 42km with first 3km and last 3km run together

  • Te Houtaewa Korowai awarded at the Houtaewa Village Formal Ceremony

  • Teams of 6

  • All teams must provide their own 4wd vehicle

  • Access to body fuel & aid stations 

62KM ULTRA TEAM RELAY

Teams of 5+Driver,  with last 3km runners, run together

This unique challenge is the opportunity to come together as a team and support one another as you each take on a leg of the the ultra marathon course. This special relay is the moment for everyone and anyone to get their toes wet in the sport of running.

What makes this relay unique is that you each will be following in the footsteps of the Legend Te Houtaewa. The first member of the team will receive a kumara (sweet potato) at the starting line and it will be your teams task to pass the kumara to each member and return the kumara back to Paripari Domain.

  • 62km with first 3km and last 3km run together

  • Teams of 5

  • All teams must provide their own 4wd vehicle

  • Access to body fuel & aid stations