The Courses

All three courses start and finish at our EventHQ at the rear of the Kaiteriteri Reserve Camp and follow the scenic Estuary track into the Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park.

The Long Course - Habit Health Kaiteriteri Gold

16km - highest point 280m - elevation gain 400m - ages 14+

The 16km Long Course encompasses all that the Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park has to offer.

Beginning from the rear of the Camp, the Estuary Trail provides a serene “ warmup” spreading the competitors before they hit the “main course”.

The next 4km follows an undulating contouring track through shady bush as you begin to circumnavigate the entire 180 hectares of  the Park.

Then the climbing begins in earnest. The climb is of easy gradient and is totally runnable and an achievable challenge, as you ascend the newly formed Piki ki te Rā ( Climb to the Sun ) for 3km and 200m in ascent, meandering its way through the forest with several panoramic viewing points along the way, highlighting the vista of Kaiteriteri Recreational Reserve and its incredible beaches, Adele Island and the Abel Tasman National Park. 

Throughout the course, resident populations of kea, piwakawaka, ruru, korimako, and tūī keep the forest alive with birdsong while karearea and kaka are often sighted.

You reach the first summit ridge lookout at an elevation 280m , then take a breather along the top forest road for approximately 1.5km to the second summit lookout.

Its then a swift undulating descent of 6km down to the Estuary and the welcome Finish Shute and for those willing, an early winter refreshing dip on New Zealand’s best beach..!!

Online Entry Prices:

Trail Running option only

Ages 14 - 18  $25 Ages 19+  $45 More info and T&Cs

Race briefing 9:10am

Event start 9:30am

The Short Course - Habit Health Kaiteriteri Gold

8km - highest point 80m - elevation gain 150m - ages 8+

The 8km Short Course offers runners and walkers a “taste” of the lower reaches of the Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park.

Like the Long Course, the Estuary trail provides the warmup before undulating bush tracks are negotiated, forming a varied loop track through easy terrain before returning along the Estuary to cross the finish line and be eligible for the Spot Prize Draw.

Online Entry Prices:

Trail Running & Walking options

Ages 8 - 18  $15 Ages 19+  $25 More info and T&Cs

Race briefing 9:40am

Event start 10:00am

The Rod Dixon Kids 3.2km Mini Trail

3.2km - highest point 40m - elevation gain 50m - ages 5 - 14

The 3.2km Kids Course is an ideal introduction for budding young runners or walkers.

Entry Fee of $5 also includes their Parent or Caregiver accompanying them if needed.

The Estuary trail again provides the “warmup” followed by a clockwise circuit through the bush, before young tired legs return Home.

Online Entry Prices:

Ages 5 - 14  $5 accompanying parents FREE More info and T&Cs

Race briefing 11:10am

Event start 11:30am

If training for the event at the Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park please adhere to All Signage, keep to Green & Blue tracks and run in the correct direction. Be prepared by advising your intentions to somebody, take a phone and water and keep to the Tracks.

A suggested longer training route is the 12km Arapiko Track in a clockwise direction.

In Case of Emergency Dial 111.