Leg 1 details

Start line Whakatāne Heads to Checkpoint 1 Surf Lifesaving Club, Ōhope 

LEG DISTANCE CUMULATIVE DISTANCE CHECKPOINT OPENING / CLOSING TIME
16.3 km 16.3 km Checkpoint 1 closes at 1:00pm Saturday to participants.


DIFFICULTY RATING: 4
TRAIL DESCRIPTION:
Both the 50km and 100km events begin at Whakatāne Heads. After a short walk through town and a short steep climb to Kohi Point, you'll begin walking on stunning single track around the headland. Wave down to the start line! Heading up from the beach at Otarawairere Bay, you’ll have a couple of hills before descending into Ōhope via the stunning Nga Tapuwae o Toi track.

 

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Key dates

  • Oxfam Trailwalker 2019: 23-24 March
  • Whakatāne Awards tbc
  • Auckland Awards tbc
  • Wellington Awards tbc 

*dates subject to change