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.



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

Starting from the Chocolate Fish Cafe in Shelly Bay at 8:30am, we'll loop the coast road, through Miramar and out to Moa Point, before looping back to the beginning. and Meet at Huia at 8:00am to car share.

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.

Bus to the Wairarapa and run back to Kaitoke. From Cross Creek it is steady 7km climb to the summit tunnel (a head torch is a good idea), then a gentle 10km all the way down to the car park at Kaitoke for a BBQ breakfast. Book now to secure your place on the bus.