The Cape Kidnappers Trail Run is brought to you by Hawke's Bay Trail Running Series team.
The event was originally known as the Staples Rodway Cape Kidnappers Challenge, and was to be run for the ninth and final time in 2017, after Staples Rodway decided to move on to a new challenge to help the community. The Hawke's Bay Trail Running Series team took on ownership of the event in 2018, adding a 5km & 45km distances to the existing 32km.
The most recent edition of this event was on 12 October 2019.
Past editions of this event, from most recent to oldest, are listed below.