62KM / 35.8 MILES
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 runner, 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.
CUT OFF TIME
SATURDAY 7 MARCH
62 KM / 35.8 MILES
16 YEARS AS OF 7 MARCH 2020
TE ARI / MAUNGANUI BLUFF
PARIPARI DOMAIN, AHIPARA
General closes 28/02/2020
10 AUG 2019 - 30 NOV 2019
1 DEC 2019 - 28 FEB 2020
1 MAR 2020
• Marae Stay Accommodation
Personalised Race Bib
• Courtesy Bus to the start of the race only
• The Timing Team (Official Race Timers)
• Official Māori Wero Race Start
• Aid & Fuel stations every 3 km
• Bag drop service
• End Race Recovery Space, Entertainment & Ceremony
• Medical support available St John Ambulance &
• Rongoā (Traditional Maori Massage)
• Returning of the Kumara Tikanga
• Te Houtaewa Challenge t-shirt
• Te Houtaewa Tāonga (finish medal)
BEACH AID & FUEL STATIONS
TE HUOTAEWA TAONGA
TE HOUTAEWA T
TRANSPORT TO START LOCATION
Transport to the start line is included for all Individual Marathon Runners Event
Confirmation of transport is essential and we recommend you book early to avoid disappointment
A bus will be departing the Paripari Domain and Marae in Ahipara and Kaitaia old Pak n Sav. Please check with your race event timetable.
The bus to the start line will depart at the Kaitaia old Pak n Sav and will take you to the start line.
There will be baggage bins provided at the start line for the runner's personal belongings, and personal belongings will be available for collection at THMCT Container HQ's at Paripari Domain, Ahipara.