Marathon of Two Halves

On road running isn’t for everyone, so we have created the Marathon of Two Halves, half off-road / half on-road. A unique two person relay event where you can now choose which section of the marathon course you would prefer to tackle.

Run the first half on the trails that follow the Waikato River, through the Redwood forest, from Huka Fall’s right into Town. Or grab the baton in town and enjoy the flat and fast second half, along Taupo’s picturesque lake front, out to Five Mile Bay and back with views across the lake to the Mountains of the Central Plateau.

The transition point will be at the Waikato Street Aid Station in Taupo. Just 500meters walk from the event base. Click here to see the marathon course map.

Pair up with a friend, family member, workmate or someone from our ‘Marathon of Two Halves' facebook community group and complete the marathon distance together.

Note. Medals will only be awarded to solo marathon finishes.