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This is undoubtedly some of the best off road running in the country! Immerse yourself in the area's rich heritage as you run through old railway tunnels and past fascinating relics from the gold mining age.
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STUNNING TRAIL RUNNING and walking for all ages and abilities in the historic Karangahake Gorge

With flat and fast riverside trails, glorious climbs up Mt Karangahake and pristine native bush, few locations can compete with the Karangahake Gorge for drama, intrigue, and natural beauty.


We are all about getting you, your mates, and your family to some of the best off-road locations around, and getting you off the roads and onto some stunning trails - this couldn’t be truer than with the XTERRA Trail Challenge Waihi.

The XTERRA Trail Challenge Waihi is a trail running/walking event in the historic Karangahake Gorge - breath-taking riverside trails alongside the natural gorge, historic railway tracks (complete with tunnels!) and all wrapped up in native bush makes for some of the best off road trails in the country!

The XTERRA Trail Challenge Waihi is open to off-road enthusiasts of all ages and abilities; regardless if you’re tall, short, young, wise, a rabbit or a tortoise there is a distance option to satisfy your trail appetite.

  • Trail Tigers!
  • Short 8.2km Run/Walk
  • Mid 13km Run/Walk
  • Half Marathon 20.5km Run/Walk
  • Marathon 43.5km Run Only

There's always some challenging but achievable terrain to tame while you're out there, and there will ALWAYS be a cold SPEIGHT's for you when you get to the finish!

Where to Find Us

Dicky Flat Campground

Event Dates

Saturday 7 Dec 2024