The Wild Kiwi
Whangarei Heads
Total Sport
The Wild Kiwi gets you into and onto some of the most incredible terrain and landscapes in one of the most amazing and scenic places in this country of ours! #truth

What’s great about this event?

The Wild Kiwi run gives you an incredible amount of freedom.

Set with sheltered beaches of the Whangarei Harbour on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other, this race is full of unique archeological and historical landscapes. Participants can choose to run, walk, kayak — and even mountain bike across spectacular beaches, tracks, and trails. No matter what sport you choose to do, look forward to some challenging bumps and climbs!

The multi-sport course consists of:

  • A kayak through Taurikura and Little Monroe Bay
  • Mountain bike rides across private farm lands and speedy gravel roads
  • Exhilarating trails with technical obstacles to pass

The run takes place on open trails, with beautiful views for miles around. Marathoners begin at Taurikura Bay, head to Urquharts Bay, and line up on an open, grassy trail over Home Point. Where they’ll witness…

  • Old war-time emplacements
  • Native bushes giving glimpses of Bream Bay and outer islands
  • And the highest point of the Headland sitting at 467 meters

Note: pack towels and swimwear for the lovely beach nearby!


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