The Wild Kiwi

The Wild Kiwi is an event that has been created with the objective to get 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!

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

All participants are welcome to a post event buffer dinner at the Parua Bay Tavern, an awesome hangout featuring music from a live DJ!

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

Be inspired – check out the event gallery

What people say about Total Sport events

Our first Coastal Challenge and our group loved it! Such a great day out and something for the whole team!

What an awesome event – thank you so much for putting on such a totally mad event with such an incredibly supportive atmosphere. I cannot remember how many times someone offered me a hand over a rock – and so of course in turn I did the same for those behind me.

“What a happy event! The atmosphere was exciting and so welcoming.”

Taupo Marathon 2014

This event looks awesome! How do I find out more or sign up?

Click the button below to go the Wild Kiwi website where you can find out more about the event, check out the prices and sign-up for one of the run/walks.

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Date and location

2018 date TBA
Whangarei Heads

Distances

Multi-sport (individual or teams) – 12km sea kayak, 25km MTB, 14km run
21km run/walk
15km run/walk
8km run/walk
3km kids dash

Check out this event video

Event enquiries

Mike Davis (aka “Mavis”)
email: [email protected]
ph. +64 21 448 482

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