The 5th annual Discover Waitomo Trail Run has been postponed to later in the year.

This decision has been made in light of the current Covid-19 situation, the new guidance around events and gatherings, and the safety of all Waitomo Trail Run participants and crew. We will continue to monitor the situation and update you with a new date as soon as we can. We would very much love to be able to host the Waitomo Trail Run before the year is out! Once the new date is released all tickets will be automatically transferred over to the new date. In light of these changes and to provide flexibility to participants we have relaxed our cancellation policy.

To our partners, suppliers and the community thank you very much for your ongoing support for this event.


It is a true New Zealand underground overground adventure. Explorers will run or walk over and under 6, 11, 21 or 35km of landscape that has to be seen to be believed. Walkers, runners and children – indeed explorers of all ages and abilities – are encouraged to come along and explore Waitomo’s caves, native bush, canyons and glowworms. With courses to suit every appetite for adventure, Waitomo Trail Run is guaranteed to have something for everyone.

Experience breath-taking scenery as you run through the landscape that Sir Peter Jackson has described as “… way too pretty for The Hobbit“.  



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CATEGORY Super Earlybird (limited to first 300 entries) Earlybird over 300 entries to end Jan Standard: 1st Feb - 1st Mar Mar/Apr (incl race day)
INDIVIDUAL ADULT Short 6KM (Ruakuri Spiral to Glowworm Cave Visitor Centre) $35 $40 $45 $60
INDIVIDUAL CHILD Short 6KM (Ruakuri Spiral to Glowworm Cave Visitor Centre) $25 $30 $35 $50
FAMILY OPTIONS (max 6) Short 6KM (Ruakuri Spiral to Glowworm Cave Visitor Centre)* from $85 from $95 from $105 from $115
INDIVIDUAL ADULT Medium 11KM (Stubbs Farm) $50 $55 $60 $80
INDIVIDUAL CHILD Medium 11KM (Stubbs Farm) $40 $45 $50 $70
FAMILY OPTIONS (max 6) Medium 11KM (Stubbs Farm)* from$100 from $110 from $120 from $130
INDIVIDUAL Long 21KM (Mangapohue to Stubbs Farm) $95 $100 $110 $130
INDIVIDUAL Super Long 36KM (Mangapohue to Glowworm Cave Visitor Centre) $120 $130 $140 $160

 *Family Registrations must include 2 children minimum (excluding Family of 3 which is 1 child minimum)





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