Auckland Xterra Trail Run/Walk Series
The Auckland XTERRA Trail Run/Walk Series is Auckland’s leading trail running series. Come and see for yourself why participants return every year to these very popular, highly regarded events, all located in stunning locations within an hour’s drive of Auckland CBD!
What’s great about this event?
There’s a course and a distance suitable for everybody – no exceptions! Courses cater to the young, not-so-young, runners, walkers, newbies and seasoned trail fans so, no excuses
all event locations offer an opportunity to discover something new in a stunning park or forest, all within an hour of Auckland CDB
The people – you’ll be running or walking with like-minded people who love activity and love the outdoors, and you’ll get to hang out with these cool people every third Sunday throughout winter!
This year’s Auckland XTERRA Series will take place every third Sunday from May through until October. The 7 locations are:
- Riverhead Forest, North Harbour
- Shakespear Regional Park, Whangaparaoa Peninsula
- Waikuku Forest, South West Auckland
- Totara Park, South Auckland
- Waharau Regional Park, South East Auckland
- Hunua Ranges, South East Auckland
In the first few events of the Auckland XTERRA Series, participants can expect plenty of carefree, smile-inducing running and walking through some fast single trails, green rolling hills and magnificent natural landscapes. All courses guarantee lengthy stretches of native bush trails and an abundance of fresh, crisp air to help you along!
The events through the middle of the series are more challenging (and exceptionally rewarding!) offering top shelf wilderness running and walking experiences with a mixture of climbing, descending and traversing. Courses are a little longer, slightly hillier and muddier which all adds up to an exhilarating morning out.
Whatever course distance you choose (there are four options to choose from at each event), you’ll be faced with reasonable challenges to conquer.
In the closing stages of their runs and walks, all event participants quickly become accustomed to looking forward to the Total Sport post-event trademark features – a cold SPEIGHT’s, a hot organic sausage and an enjoyable, relaxed atmosphere at event base!
Be part of our tribe of like-minded trail running/walking enthusiasts this winter.
Be inspired – check out the Auckland Xterra 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.”
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Dates and locations
#1 – Riverhead Forest – 28 May
#2 – Shakespear Regional Park – 18 June
#3 – Waiuku Forest – 9 July
#4 – Totara Park – 30 July
#5 – Waharau Regional Forest – 20 August
#6 – Hunua Ranges – 10 September
Although the event takes place on multiple dates, in different locations, the course distances remain constant:
Short Course: 5-8km (walk or run)
Mid Course: 10-14km (walk or run)
Long Course: 16-20km (run only)
Super Long Course: 20km+ (run only)