Hoka One One Taupo Marathon

Join us for an unforgettable experience at the Hoka One One Taupo Marathon, one of New Zealand’s longest-standing and most iconic running and walking events!

What’s great about this event?

Whether you run or walk with a group of friends, family members, or go solo, this event is a great opportunity to stretch your legs on the coastal pathways of beautiful Lake Taupo. The courses offered at this event are designed with everybody in mind – newbies and seasoned veterans alike! There are also options to include the family along on shorter runs like the 5k and Kids’ Dash! Throughout the full course, runners and walkers will experience:

  • The thrill of passing over the roaring Huka Falls
  • A humbling, majestic redwood forest
  • Spectacular views across picturesque Lake Taupo to the snow-capped mountains of the Central Plateau

This event is great for anyone looking for an active, fun-filled morning of refreshing outdoor activity with friends and family!

The 42km marathon passes over the mighty Huka Falls towards the Aratiatia Dam, through a sleepy Redwood forest on the shores of the Waikato River. The Taupo township marks the halfway point where locals will cheer you on before you set out in the direction of Five Mile Bay before a return journey along the lakeside paths. If you’re looking for a course that keeps you entertained, challenged, and exhilarated, the Hoka One One Taupo Marathon is your fit!

How we help the local community

The Taupo Half Marathon Society allocates a portion of funds from the Taupo Marathon and Kinloch Offroad Challenge back into the community each year. Since 1996, over $250,000 has been distributed to young sportspeople of the Taupo district. By participating in either of these Hoka One One-sponsored events you’ll be supporting young Taupo athletes to realise their full potential.

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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 Hoka One One Taupo Marathon website where you can find out more about the event, check out the prices and sign-up for one of the run/walks.

Check out the other events in the Run Taupo Series…


Date and location

Saturday 4 Aug 2018

Event Options

1 mile Kids Dash
5km Run/Walk
10km Run/Walk
21km Half-Marathon Run/Walk
42km Full-Marathon Run/Walk

Check out this event video

Event enquiries

Marion Fournier
email: [email protected].co.nz
ph. +64 275 690 302

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