event five

Sunday - 9th June

Find out why Makara Mountain Bike park is the jewel in Wellington’s inner city crown - runners only, just for one day! These tracks are all open and well formed, with a little climbing at the start. They are all a really good intro to XTERRA Trail Running. There's nothing too technical, they include some bush clad trails mixed with some 4WD tracks with open views. The tracks are quite protected should the weather be dodgy. Medium & Long will have a fair amount of climbing, although you don't go that high. You do get nice views from Makara peak, but ensure you pack some warm clothes as it can get chilly on the ridge line.


Makara Peak MTB Park
Makara Peak, Karori


Long, Medium, and Short
Medium and Short Courses open to Walkers

getting there

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Parking is very tight at this venue so we have arranged for extra space on the top field of Karori West Normal School. Just head a little further up Allington Road and follow the signs. No event parking will be allowed past Hazelwood Ave on South Karori Rd.
Registration is at Karori West Normal School.
long course

Be prepared for a solid run – there are very few places to hide on the long course. Watch out for a short sharp climb just after half way. Fastest run last time was an hour and forty five with most between two and a quarter and three hours.

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medium course

Get the climb out of the way early, followed by great ridge line running, then a nice long downhill back home. Runners will be out on the course for between one and two hours.

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short course

Fantastic introduction to trail running with high quality trails and easy climbs and descents. Runners will be home in about forty minutes to an hour.

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