Waihi xterra marathon
Saturday November 21 2020 7:30 AM - 4:57 PM
Kaurangahake gourge Dickies flat campground
The event occured in the past
Road/Trail used: Mangakino Pack Track, Deans Track, Bluff Stream Track, Dalys clearing track, Crown Track, Waitawheta Pipeline Track, Crown Tramway Track, Scotsman Gully Track, Number 7 Level Track, Karangahake Mountain Track, Dubbo 96 Track.
Start is at Dickies flat campground You head south of the event base to begin with (opposite to all other courses), following the Waitawheta River on a relatively technical single track. You’ll cross the river early on (2kms) so don’t worry too much about any mud or puddles after the start.
The trail continues on up into the native bush and eventually you’ll drop down Dean Track to more views of the Waitawheta River, and your first aid station. A short flat section along Franklin Road and through private property will take you back into the bush onto the Bluff Stream Track.
We are unable to use the Kauri Grove Track this year unfortunately, as they make the necessary upgrades to the track for Kauri Dieback (you’ll be happy to hear this does however mean one less MASSIVE hill!). Instead you will head out and back along the stunning Bluff Stream Track to get the distance (never before included in the marathon). Once back, you pass the second aid station and return towards the event base on Daly’s Clearing Track with more quality native bush lined single track all the way.