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ULTRA-MARATHON

62KM / 35.8 MILES

THE COURSE

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.

RACE BRIEF

DATE

DISTANCE

MINIMUM AGE

START TIME

START LOCATION

FINISH LOCATION

CUT OFF TIME

PRIZE GIVING

SATURDAY 7 MARCH

62 KM / 35.8 MILES

16 YEARS AS OF 7 MARCH 2020

7:00 AM

TE ARI / MAUNGANUI BLUFF

PARIPARI DOMAIN, AHIPARA

3:00 PM

Entry Fee

GENERAL   

$220

26/02/2020 - 1 MAR 2020

ENTRY PASSPORT

•    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) KOHA

•    Returning of the Kumara Tikanga 
•    Te Houtaewa Tāonga (finish medal)

POWHIRI

OFFICIAL WELCOME

MARAE STAY ACCOMMODATION

RONGOA

MAORI 

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TAONGA

FINISH MEDAL

BUS PASS

BEACH AID & FUEL STATIONS

TE HUOTAEWA TAONGA

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.