The Te Houtaewa Challenge has a 62km Ultra Marathon, 42km Marathon, 21km Half Marathon, 62km 5 person team relay and 6km Walk for Life at New Zealand's 90 Mile Beach.
All running events are north to south running on the sand on 90 Mile Beach and ending at Foreshore Rd, Ahipara. The 6km Walk for Life starts and ends of Foreshore Rd and proceeds north for 3km and then turns around and returns.
Local support is excellent with 4x4 club and bus transport to and from start/finish. Around 120+ runners for the marathons and 200+ on the run/walk 6km. 50% of marathon runners are international.