Starting at the Tranquil Home Bay, you’ll make a small climb on a gravel road which will take you past a beautiful regenerating native bush and get you some height for the vast views to come. At the top you head onto the trails where you will be able to stride out on a gradual downhill. Make sure you tilt your head up to see the best view of the event base and beyond. From the bottom there is another steady foray up the main route on Motutapu and farm trails with more rewarding views at the top. These only get better as you make your gracious decent to the event base and finish line. Grab an ice cold Speights and soak up the atmosphere.

With around 204 metres of vertical climb, and the most incredible views out of Auckland City and other Hauraki Gulf islands.

6km Elevation Profile


Drink Station: 2km (with electrolyte drink, water, chips, biscuits & bananas)

*Please remember your own cup/bottle/hydration pack as there will be no disposable cups provided at drink stations

Course Terrain: Gravel Road, Grass Track/Trail, Single Track

Age Limit: Children aged 12 and under must be accompanied on course by an Adult. This means at least one parent or guardian must be running or walking the same course as the child and is responsible for their safety and wellbeing at all times.

Children aged 13 and over may run unaccompanied with parent or guardian permission.