For those just getting into the wonderful world of trail running and the younger members of the family, the 5km course is perfect!

Starting from the Kinloch Domain you will head right onto Mata Place, along the cliff top reserve to the scenic Whangamata Stream Track. Turn right and follow the stream to the Horse Bridge, taking in the varying scenery (don't forget to have a look at the Water Wheel!), over the bridge to return down the stream back to the lake front.  Turn left then head along the beach track to the finish line at the Kinloch Domain.

  Course Map

Start Information

9.35am - safety briefing at the start line on Kinloch Domain - please be there

9.45am - a waved start, runners first followed by walkers


There will be NO aid station on the 5km course except at the start and finish line. We recommend you carry your own drink.


The course will have roving marshals and first aid.  If you come across an injured person check they are ok, send someone forward to the next marshal for help.  All marshals are in radio/phone contact with Event HQ. Unless the injury is serious anyone needing transport back to the finish will come back with tail end charlie. 

First Aid is also provided by Peak Safety at the finish line.