The current edition of this event is on 17 March 2018.
Not quite off road but certainly not your standard on road marathon, the Taihape Half Marathon on Saturday, 22 March 2014 is something special.
Taking runners and walkers through the stunning Maowhango Valley, the Taihape Half Marathon has been described as the most scenic half marathon in the North Island.
The event starts at Wainui Hall, 5km northwest of Taihape township. There are also 10km, 5km and kids 2.6km fun run and walk events.