The Hillary Ultra Trail Run in the Waitakere Ranges

The Hillary is an 80km, 34km and 16km trail run following the Hillary Trail through Auckland's Waitakere Ranges. This event replaced the Wild Turkey Off Road Marathon from 2014.

In 2018, they are looking to introduce a 100km version of The HiIlary - this is subject to landowner approvals.

The 80km event starts from the Arataki Visitors Center on Scenic Drive and can be run solo or as part of a 2 to 4 person team relay; the 34km from Piha; and the 16km from Bethells Beach. All events finish at Muriwai.

The Full Hillary trail follows a variety of terrain and scenery. Stunning views throughout the trail, rugged West coast beaches, magnificent native bush including the hundreds of year old native Kauri trees. Past large waterfalls and sand dunes, along cliff tops or through marshlands - there is something for everyone. Come along and "Knock The Bugger off!"

The Hillary

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Arataki to Muriwai, Auckland
Saturday, 24 February 2018
Run/Walk100K (maybe), 80K Solo/Relay, 34K, 16K - Trail
Saturday, 25 February 2017

The Hillary

Arataki to Muriwai, Auckland
Run/Walk80K Solo/Relay, 34K, 16K - Trail
Saturday, 27 February 2016

The Hillary

Arataki to Muriwai, Auckland
Run/Walk80K Solo/Relay, 34K, 16K - Trail
Saturday, 14 March 2015

The Hillary

Arataki to Muriwai, Auckland
Run/Walk80K, 34K, 16K - Trail
Saturday, 29 March 2014

The Hillary

Arataki to Muriwai, Auckland
Run/Walk80K, 34K, 16K - Trail

Page history

Listing created14 Jan 2014 Last updated 13 Mar 2017 Last checked 13 Mar 2017

Update history

13 Mar 2017Added 100K distance to event on 24 Feb 2018; this distance is subject to landowner approval 08 Feb 2017Added 2018 date: 24 Feb 2018 25 May 2016Added link to online entry for event on 25 Feb 2017 14 Mar 2016Added next event date: 25 Feb 2017 15 Feb 2016The 80K on 27 Feb 2016 can now be run as part of a 2 to 4 person team relay 22 Jul 2015Entries are now open for event on 27 Feb 2016 25 May 2015Added next event date with link to online entry: 27 Feb 2016 18 Aug 2014There is a pre-entry system for event on 14 Mar 2015 before entries officially open in September. Added link to online entry. 04 Jun 2014Next event date has changed from 28 Feb to 14 Mar 2015 (due to Karekare Beach Horse Races on 28 Feb) 21 May 2014Added next event date: 28 Feb 2015 30 Jan 2014Updated links to new website and added link to online entry for event on 29 Mar 2014 14 Jan 2014The Hillary event now has council approval and will replace the Wild Turkey in 2014; event date 29 Mar 2014

Location Map

The 80km event starts from the Arataki Visitors Center. The 34km starts from Piha and the 16km from Bethells Beach. All events finish at Muriwai.

Note: map location(s) may be approximate.

Disclaimer

Event listings are based on information found on the official website and/or from event directors. All information presented is as accurate as possible but is subject to change without notice. Always check with the official event website for up to date information.

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