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.

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!"

Saturday, February 25th 2017
Saturday25 Feb2017

The Hillary

Arataki to Muriwai, Auckland
80K Solo/Relay, 34K, 16K - Off Road

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Saturday, February 27th 2016
Saturday27 Feb2016

The Hillary

Arataki to Muriwai, Auckland
80K Solo/Relay, 34K, 16K - Off Road

Saturday, March 14th 2015
Saturday14 Mar2015

The Hillary

Arataki to Muriwai, Auckland
80K, 34K, 16K - Off Road

Saturday, March 29th 2014
Saturday29 Mar2014

The Hillary

Arataki to Muriwai, Auckland
80K, 34K, 16K - Off Road

Wednesday, December 7th 2016
Thursday, December 8th 2016
Saturday, December 10th 2016
Sunday, April 2nd 2017

Page history

Listing created14 Jan 2014 Last updated 25 May 2016 Last checked 20 Oct 2016

Update history

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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