All courses are marshalled and signposted. The courses are not suitable for wheelchairs and all entrants must complete the same course. Please obey marshalls at all times.

No dogs on the courses please! Supporters and spectators must not accompany runners and walkers at any stage during the event.

KIDS DASH Course Course Map

A one mile loop through the southern domain and back to finish. Entrants must be accompanied by an adult on course at all times. Parents aren't required to enter or register. The Kids Run is a family friendly event and therefore baby buggies/prams can be used.

5KM Course Course Map

A scenic out and back course along the lakefront.

10KM Course Course Map

A scenic out and back course along the lakefront to 2 Mile Bay.

21KM Course Course Map

A loop course, mostly on a flat scenic road on the edge of Lake Taupo. Starting at the Tongariro Domain (Great Lake Centre) the course goes along Lake Terrace and the highway, all the way out to Mahuta Road from there the course returns along the lake edge pavements back to the Tongariro Domain.

42KM Course Course Map

Marathon course - starting at Huka Falls follow the track to Aratiatia Dam, return to Huka Falls along track on the other side of the river. Continue along Huka Falls Road passing through Taupo township before linking onto the 21km course at the waterfront and completing to finish in the Tongaririo Domain.

The course will be close to 42.195km as humanly possible without having the course AIMS certified. We will use all of the following forms of measurement:

  • GPS - using two separate devices
  • Measuring wheel
  • Vehicle/bike odometers