100K Flyer

6th April 2013



For the first time in its history, the 100k Flyer cycle event will travel in the opposite direction. This year riders will leave from Taupo and finish in Rotorua. A course modification for safety reasons means they’ll now also avoid the Waikite Valley hill. Organisers say the new course has riders passing through some of New Zealand’s most scenic countryside from one tourist Mecca to another.






Oxfam Trailwalker

6-7 April 2013



Oxfam Trailwalker is the most life changing, team building, foot slogging, friendship-forming, group-hugging experience ever! This annual fundraising event organised by Oxfam New Zealand since 2006 has teams of four trekking 100km across Taupo countryside in 36 hours. The event began in 1981 as a military exercise in Hong Kong and has grown into one of the world’s leading sporting challenges.


Lincoln 10k


7th April 2013



The first City of Lincoln 10k Road Race took place in 1997 and attracted 200 runners. Since then, the race has grown in both size and presence amongst sporting event calendars. In 2011 the maximum entry level of 5,500 runners was reached. Competitors are now global in origin, coming from all walks of life and thousands of fun runners also take part hoping to raise as much money as possible for their chosen charity.





Connemara Marathon


7th April 2013



Comprises a Half Marathon, a Full Marathon and a 39.3 mile Ultra Marathon all taking place in April. Entry fee for 2012 is €70.00(Euro). The 2012 event attracted a sell out of over 3,000 entries with representation from 30 Countries. International participants enjoy the Irish welcome, the sense of comradeship on the lonely route and unmistakable buzz throughout the day. No other sporting event sends people away with such a taste of Ireland and all its highlights.

The world’s toughest and most spectacular marathon is on again soon!  Since 1999, the Great Wall Marathon has offered unparalleled challenge, scenery and stairs to runners who are after the ultimate marathon experience.


The marathon is the focal point of an organised tour, in which time participants experience the contrasting cultures, sights and sounds of rural China as well as bustling Beijing city.  From world famous attractions such as the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square to the sheer majesty of the Great Wall, the Great Wall Marathon experience is truly unrivalled.


Aside from being the world’s toughest course, the marathon offers breathtaking scenery and stirring inspiration at every turn. From running through a rural village alongside enthusiastic local children to traipsing over endless hills atop one of the wonders of the world, the marathon really shows off rural China. 




New in 2013 is the 7.5km fun run which replaces the 5km and 10km distances from previous years, and goes along with the full marathon and half marathon to round out the three available running events. With its stunning scenery, inimitable culture, unforgiving course and 5,164 steps the Great Wall Marathon truly is a monumental event. Done it all? Run the wall!




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