9th November, 2013
Welcome to The Taniwha! Following on from a hugely successful inaugural event in 2012, The Taniwha is all set to hit the trails again on the 9th of November, 2013. This event celebrates the endeavours undertaken by the Waikato River Trails Trust over the past 9 years, culminating in around 100km of top quality trails, most of it on previously inaccessible land along the mighty Waikato River. In partnership with the Waikato River Trails Trust and Shine, total sport brings to you an epic, challenging yet achievable event utilising the Waikato River Trails - a point to point event that will offer individuals and teams of all ages, abilities and levels of fitness, the opportunity to run/walk or mountain bike these amazing trails in a major participation event.
The Waikato River Trails wind their way along a path that captures the essence of the natural beauty of New Zealand - native bush, exotic forest, historic landmarks, interesting geological formations, open reserves, boardwalks over wetlands, and stunning single track taking in expansive lake and river views throughout. So come and join lots of like-minded people on Sat 9 Nov this year, and take on as much of the stunning Waikato River Trails as you want, either on foot, or on two wheels - as an individual, or as a team! There are several individual and team event options - mountain bike or run / walk. And when times get tough while competing in your chosen event option it will help to know that part of your entry fee is helping our very worthy event charity Shine to prevent domestic abuse in New Zealand. Welcome to the newest event in the total sport event portfolio, "The Taniwha"...!
'Waikato Taniwharau - he piko he taniwha he piko he taniwha' .......on every bend of the Waikato River is a guardian.
- Mountain Bike - 21.1km / 42.2km / 60km / 83km
- Trail Run - 7km / 14km / 21.1km / 42.2km / 60km
- Trail Walk - 7km / 14km / 21.1km
- Team Relay Mountain Bike 83km
- Team Relay Trail Run 60km
For event course videos click here to get a feel for what to expect.
Fundraise and race The Taniwha for free!
This year you can bike, run or walk you way along the stunning Waikato River Trails for free! That's right, FREE! Simply fundraise $300 for any individual entry or $500 for a teams or families entry for our event charity partner, Shine, and get your entry fee back!
Enter your chosen event, set-up your fundraising page, get fundraising, hit your target; we refund your entry fee! Supporting a great charity and doing a great event for free - what could be better! So don't delay, set-up your fundraising page CLICK HERE today! - for details on how to go about setting up your fundraising page download the pdf guide here (276kb pdf).
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