Loop from Karori Park up to the Skyline, then south through lots of great trails in the Makara Mountain Bike Park. Mostly downhill after Makara Peak! 8.5km or 13.75km. Trail shoes recommended.

Join us for an unforgettable adventure that's all about pushing your limits and embracing the thrill of lapping the Lake.  Half marathon, 10km, and other distance also available.  A 'Big Away Run'. Hutt Valley Runners are going for the weekend.

We'll be staying in the fabulous Southstar Evergreen lodge in Lynmore. Including all travel, accommodation and food, it's great value, costing just $350 per person:

  • 2 nights accommodation at Southstar Evergreen lodge
  • Return minibus travel
  • Full catered whilst in Rotorua: Dinner (x2), breakfast (x2) and lunch (x1)

You'll need to register yourself for you chosen event distance at Rotorua Marathon.

Rotorua 60 (#16)
Price: $350.00



09:00 Depart Waiwhetu

09:10 - 9:30 Pick-up around Lower Hutt

09:45 Pick-up Pautahanui

15:30 Arrive in Rotorua

18:00 Dinner at Southstar Evergreen lodge


06:30 Breakfast

08:00 Race on!

18:00 Dinner at Southstar Evergreen lodge


08:00 Breakfast

09:00 Depart Rotorua

15:30 Arrive home


A 'Big Away Run'. Join Hutt Valley Runners for a weekend away for the last ever Abel Tasman Coastal Classic!

We'll be staying in the idilic Secret Garden Lodge in Marahau.  For a reasonable $280 we'll be arranging:

  • 2 nights accommodation at Secret Garden Lodge
  • Minibus transfer to/from Nelson Airport to Marahau
  • Full catering whilst in Marahau

You'll need to book and pay for your:

  • Race entry (including bus transfer):
    • Standard entry $275
    • Choose bus transfer to start $20
  • Travel to Nelson. We recommend:
    • NZ5311 WLG>NSN Departs 2.35pm approx $101
    • NZ5312 NSN>WLG Departs 2:45pm approx $101

Due to the size of our accommodation, spaces are very limited. If you'd like to come, don't hesitate. You'll need to do all of the following to secure a spot:

  1. Register and pay $280 with us
  2. Enter the event (including bus transfer option) $295
  3. Book your return flights (or other preferred transport) to Nelson Airport.


Friday 11 October

13:30 Check-in Wellington Airport

14:35 NZ5311 departs for Nelson Airport

15:15 Arrive at Nelson Airpot

15:45 Depart Nelson Airport

17:30 Arrive Marahau (via supermarket)

18:00 Dinner at Secret Garden Lodge


05:30 Breakfast

06:30 Check in for pre-booked optional event bus to take us from Marahau to Kaiteriteri.

07:00 Registration opens (race packs given and gear checks done)

07:45 Boats begin departing for Awaroa Start Line

09:30 Event start

12:30-14:30 Finish in Marahau

16:30 Prize giving function and meal in Kaiterteri


08:00 Breakfast

12:00 Depart Marahau

13:30 Check-in Nelson Airpot

14:45 NZ5312 departs Nelson Airport

15:30 Arrive at Wellington Airpot

Join Hutt Valley Runners for a away run trip to the Waitārere Forest Run on 14 April and save 20%. Pick a distance that suits and enter yourself in either the: half marathon, 10km. 5km or 2km fun run. Meet at Huia Pool+Fitness at 6:30am to car share.

You can receive 20% off your own race entry by joining the 'Hutt Valley Runners' team (Code: huttvalleyrunners). Click here.

The forest provides the perfect mix of running terrain while you enjoy the scenic experience of running through the pines. Finish in the beautiful seaside town of Waitārere and celebrate your efforts with friends in the event village.

Waitarere Attendance
Confirm you're coming, and which race you've entered.

Meet at Huia Pool at 8:00am to car share to Raumati Beach. Or meet at Raumati Beach to start to run at 9:00am. Along the beach and through QE2 Park, finishing back at Raumati Beach for coffee and cake in the Cafe #6.

Loop from the Hutt River up to Mangaroa and around the back hills to Te Marua. Add on a trip to Tunnel Gully for a bit more fun. 13km or 16km. Meet at Huia Pool at 8am to car share to the start at Harcourt Park. Start at the suspension bridge at the end of Norbet St in Harcourt Park, at 8:45am. Finish back at Harcourt Park for coffee and cake nearby afterwards.