Event Info

Start Times:

  • 21km walk start: 8.30am
  • 21km run start: 10am
  • 10km (run and walk): 10.30am
  • 5km (run and walk): 11.00am
  • 1Mile Kids Dash: 11.05am

Event Options:

  • 21km Run / Walk
  • 10km Run / Walk
  • 5km Run / Walk
  • Kids Dash

Event Location

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Download event directions in PDF format (481KB)


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We appreciate that you want to do other things with your Sunday as well as be part of the event so with that in mind there isn’t a prizegiving for Tauhara. However we will award the top male and female a trophy in the 21km run and walk. Spot prizes will be given randomly across the line as participants finish.

Registration Process

Saturday 30th June

Pre-registration will be available from 4-6pm on Saturday 30th June at the Taupo Harrier Club Rooms – Located at the AC Baths Reserve, Taupo.

Sunday 1st July (Event Day)

Registration will also be available at the event base (off Broadlands Rd and a couple of km’s down on the right) from 7.30am. We recommend allowing time to park, collect your transponder and pack and get those last pieces in order.

You can collect on behalf of someone else, all we need is their surname. Registration will be broken down into alphabetical order by surname eg (A-E, F-M, N-Z)

You can still enter the event at either of these registrations, however this will incur a small late fee.

Aid Stations

5km course: 2.5km, 10km course: 3.5km & 7km. 21km course: 3.5km, 9km & 18km

Event Safety

Participant responsibility code

It is the responsibility of each participant to ensure that they have read and understand all the course, event and safety information obtaining to their chosen event before entering the event. It is also the responsibility of the participant to ensure they are at a competent level to complete their choose event. All personal, contact, emergency and medical information given to Total Sport must be true and accurate.

Risk Disclosure

“I have read and understand the safety information regarding this event and understand that I participate in this event at my own risk. I hereby attest and verify that I am physically fit and have sufficiently trained for and reviewed the course descriptions and difficulty ratings of the event that I have chosen to enter. I agree to comply with the rules and directions of event officials and their personnel. I hereby allow the use of my name and image to be used in the media and for marketing purposes.
I understand and accept that my details will be added to the Total Sport event database and I will be contacted from time to time in regards to upcoming events and promotions. I understand that my details will never be distributed to a third party.  I hereby agree that in the case of event cancellation due to extreme inclement weather (at the discretion of event officials), my entry fee shall be non‐refundable. I hereby acknowledge this risk disclosure, release and indemnity discharge all persons, corporations, associations and bodies involved or otherwise engaged in promoting or staging the event and their servants, agents, representatives, officers and employees.
This includes but is not limited to the various committees, members, and employees of all independent contracted suppliers to the event, local councils, cities and districts and their respective officers, directors, employees, independent contractors, representatives, agents, volunteers, event organisers and sponsors whether or not the loss, injury or damage is attributed to the act or neglect of any or more of them.
I agree to disclose any personal medical conditions which may affect staff, myself or other participants at a Total Sport event.  I agree to disclose any specific patient details and/or relevant medical information when treated by a Total Sport staff member or Event Medic for an accident, for the purpose of continual improvement of the Safety Management System.  The Privacy Act (1992) prevents Total Sport from releasing specific patient details, without patient consent.”

Required Competencies

  1. Sufficient preparation to complete your chosen event
  2. Ability to follow course marking
  3. Must carry any required gear with you
  4. Appropriate experience for the event you are competing in (see course ratings)
  5. Read all course and safety information prior to participating

Course ratings (The ratings below are the minimum experience level required to participant in each specific event)

5km run/walk – First time
10km run/walk – Beginner
21km run/walk – Beginner


  1. All participants must follow the course marking signs and instructions, this is your responsibility.
  2. Participants are not allowed to go off course routes.  Should you wish to withdraw you must notify an event official e.g. marshal or course crew and await instructions.
  3. On completing the event you must cross the finish line as the timing transponder records you as finishing – this is used as a safety check for participants.
  4. Participants who require any personal medication or disability assistance devices while participating must carry those items.  This is your responsibility.
    You must wear your event number on your front so it is visible at all times. You must wear your timing transponder correctly at all times, on your shoes, around your ankle or on the fork of your bike for mountain bikers.
  5. NO LITTERING please
  6. When over taking other runners/walker you must signal to them that you are attempting to pass.  Pass on the right.
  7. You must respect and treat fellow participants with care.  Be friends out there.
  8. If you are entered in a walk event you must walk only
  9. Leave gates as you found them


Recommended Equipment
– Waterproof and windproof jacket. NB – emergency ponchos not recommended
– Thermal layer – long top. NB – cotton is not recommended. Thermal hat – buff/beanie/balaclava acceptable. – NB – wool or polypropylene recommended
– Thermal gloves – wool or polypropylene recommended.
– Survival blanket (silver foil type)
– Whistle. NB – pea-less so works when wet
– Personal medication (if required). NB – includes glasses, corrective lenses and/or other disability assisting devices.
– Personal hydration and nutrition. NB – although aid stations are present on course they should not be relied upon as your sole source of hydration and nutrition.

This is a recommended equipment list and is only a guideline to what participants should consider taking during the event. It is the responsibility of the participants to participant with equipment that is suitable for the conditions and their ability.


  1. Vehicles
  2. Other participants
  3. Inclement weather – Heat/Cold
  4. Personal injury and individual physical condition
  5. Challenging terrain
  6. Natural hazards e.g. rough surfaces, livestock, (Long and S/Long) slippery rock, ocean and unstable cliffs
  7. Manmade hazards e.g. stairs, fences, bridges, gates

Course Restrictions (cut-offs etc. if required)

Incident Protocol

Should you encounter an incident on course, please follow these steps:

  1. STOP – do not place yourself in danger
  2. Try to communicate with the person
  3. Assist with basic first aid if you are capable and can do so safely
  4. Send the next participant through to notify the next event official of the situation and location of the incident e.g. two bikers collided, 4km back on the trail, one requires assistance to a sore arm.
  5. Stop the next participant and request assistance if required.

Incident reporting form

If you have recently be involved with a Total Sport event and were involved or witnessed an incident please complete this Incident reporting form and email or send to us.

Bag Drop

It can be chilly in the morning so once you’ve shed your layers you can leave your excess gear in your bag with us and collect it after your event. It will be tagged with your race number when you hand it over.

Event Photography


Photos4Sale take fantastic images and will be available to purchase at www.photos4sale.co.nz two days after the event.