Due to the recent announcement and the new Covid restrictions, the Rakiura Challenge Trail Run 2021 is cancelled.
RAKIURA CHALLENGE TRAIL RUN - 2 OCTOBER, 2021 (CANCELLED)
A 32km trail race around the Rakiura Track - one of the most varied and diverse trails in New Zealand on the southern-most Great Walk. The Rakiura Track show-cases a unique environment that spans from one coast of Stewart Island to the other through dense forest to epic coast!
Rakiura, the Māori name for Stewart Island, translates as ‘land of the glowing skies'. It is also home to lush native bush, spectacularly rugged coastlines, abundant bird and sea life, and one of New Zealand’s famous “Great Walks”.
Horseshoe Bay to Oban, Stewart Island
TRACK ROUTE MAP
Starting from “Horseshoe Bay”, the 32km course starts with a 1km run up Lee Bay road to Lee Bay. Upon entering the track at Lee Bay stunning costal views appear as you make your way towards picturesque Little River.
Depending on tides, (the high tide mark is the track course), before rounding the tip of Peters Point bringing you to the spectacular Maori Beach.
The course takes in the entirety of the beach, then a swing bridge crossing before the climb up the forested ridge overlooking Port William.
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