Kawerau King of the Mountain

The Kawerau King of the Mountain is an approximately 8km run up and down Mount Putauaki in Kawerau, organised by the Kawerau Harrier Club.

The race starts at Firmin Field, Waterhouse St, Kawerau. The route up and down the mountain is marked, and you must go through the checkpoint at the top of the mountain. The summit of Putauaki is 852 metres above sea level.

The first race took place in 1955, the year after the mill town of Kawerau laid its first foundations. A simple bet made by a couple of locals as to who could be first up and down Putauaki (Mt. Edgecumbe) laid down the first gauntlet with Jim Chadwick the first ever Kawerau King that year.

Since 1955 the race has seen copious challenges eventuate with numerous elite sports athletes rising to the challenge, along with a plentiful quantity of ambitious mountain runners looking to crack their own goals.

Kawerau King of the Mountain

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Firmin Field, Kawerau
Saturday, October 28th 2017
Run/Walk8K - Off Road
Saturday, October 29th 2016

Kawerau King of the Mountain

Firmin Field, Kawerau
Run/Walk8K - Off Road
Saturday, October 31st 2015

Kawerau King of the Mountain

Firmin Field, Kawerau
Run/Walk8K - Off Road
Saturday, November 1st 2014

Kawerau King of the Mountain

Firmin Field, Kawerau
Run/Walk8K - Off Road
Saturday, November 2nd 2013

Kawerau King of the Mountain

Firmin Field, Kawerau
Run/Walk8K - Off Road
Saturday, October 27th 2012

Kawerau King of the Mountain

Firmin Field, Kawerau
Run/Walk8K - Off Road
Saturday, October 29th 2011

Kawerau King of the Mountain

Firmin Field, Kawerau
Run/Walk8K - Off Road
Saturday, October 30th 2010

Kawerau King of the Mountain

Firmin Field, Kawerau
Run/Walk8K - Off Road

Page history

Listing created27 Oct 2010 Last updated 10 Nov 2016 Last checked 10 Nov 2016

Update history

10 Nov 2016Added next event date: 28 Oct 2017 18 May 2016Added next event date with link to online entry: 29 Oct 2016 20 Apr 2015Added link to online entry for event on 31 Oct 2015; entries open 01 May 2015 21 Feb 2015Added next event date: 31 Oct 2015 22 Sep 2014Added link to PDF entry form for event on 01 Nov 2014 11 Aug 2014Added next event date with link to online entry: 01 Nov 2014 02 Oct 2013Added link to online entry for event on 02 Nov 2013 07 Aug 2013Corrected next event date to 02 Nov 2013 (was listed as 03 Nov 2013) 06 Nov 2012Added next event date: 03 Nov 2013

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This event starts from Firmin Field in Kawerau.

Note: map location(s) may be approximate.

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