Welcome to the XTERRA Trail Challenge Waihi

Saturday 17th november 2018

The XTERRA Trail Challenge Waihi is a trail running/walking event in the historic Karangahake Gorge - breath-taking riverside trails alongside the natural gorge, historic railway tracks (complete with tunnels!) and all wrapped up in native bush makes for some of the best off road trails in the country!

Famous for its gold mining - both past and present - the township of Waihi is located at the foot of the Coromandel Peninsula, it has a resident population of approx 4,500 people and is known as New Zealand's Heart of Gold - for reasons that will become plainly obvious when you arrive! 

We've made it easy for you to gather the entire gang, irrespective of varying fitness and age levels, and head out of the city for an action-packed family outing. The Short, Mid and Long courses are available as walks too, so one event you may get to stretch out in the long or marathon while your partner takes a wee whipper snapper or two around the mid or short course - and not to forget Trail Tigers for our trail runners of the future!


  • Trail Tigers!
  • Short 8.2km Run/Walk
  • Mid 13km Run/Walk
  • Long  20.5km Run/Walk
  • Super Long (Marathon) 42km Run Only

There's always some challenging but achievable terrain to tame while you're out there, and there will ALWAYS be a cold SPEIGHT's for you when you get to the finish!