Discover Waitomo Trail Run


Nov 05, 2022 at 9:00 AM

Discover Waitomo Trail Run

39 Waitomo Village Rd


New Zealand

Entry Fee $40
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $160
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 6K, 11K
  • 21K, 35K

Type: Trail

Participant Limit: 400

Starting Elevation: 100

High Point: 250

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 95%

First Year of the Event: 2016


It is a true New Zealand underground and 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. Please make sure to follow us on Facebook where we will be announcing updates in the lead up to the big day.

Walkers, runners, kids – indeed explorers of all ages are welcome to this amazing Kiwi discover the hidden Waitomo, New Zealand. With surreal karst-studded landscapes, caves, native bush, vibrant working farms, tunnels, canyons and glowworms, it’s as magical as you can possibly get. The courses have plenty of adventure and less-adventurous options, guaranteeing something for everyone.

Everyone participating in the 6, 21 and 35km events* will have the chance to explore underground as well as hidden gems tucked away on private properties. The scenery is simply breathtaking – you will run through the farms that Sir Peter Jackson has described as “… way to pretty for The Hobbit“. Waitomo magic awaits the pitter-patter of your trail running shoes/hobbit feet.


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Past Event Dates

Held on Nov 05, 2022

Held on Nov 13, 2021

Held on Nov 07, 2020

Held on Apr 13, 2019

Event Results