You may have seen that a brand new New Zealand Ultra popped up last week, the Taupo Ultramarathon, which also includes some smaller distances too, with 74km, 50km and a 24km race too – the great news is that it will also be part of the Ultra168 Supporters Club, giving members a chance to access exclusive pricing – but only a handful will be able to do so!
The new event for Taupo, which is set for 15 October 2016 will see runners making an uninterrupted traverse across the entire Great Lake Trail, including over private land.
Event founder and endurance athlete, Will Samuel has created the event to offer runners and walkers of all abilities an ultrarunning option on the famed trail,
“The Great Lake Trail is literally an epic journey that showcases the very best of what our region has to offer – New Zealand’s largest lake, mountain ranges, rivers, waterfalls and native forest.
“It’s absolutely stunning and the new Taupo Ultramarathon offers a once-a-year opportunity where runners can access the Great Lake Trail uninterrupted, including access over private land.
“We couldn’t do this without the support of land owners, trail builders, community organisations and many others and I’d particularly like to acknowledge their efforts which will make this event possible.”
The event will run predominately on single trail, with some four wheel drive, farmland and road routes connecting the trails. Starts will be staggered along the course, with all events finishing at Whakaipo Bay. The 74km start is a particular highlight as it is only accessible by boat.
The Taupo Ultra & Ultra168 Supporters Club
The great news is that in partnering with the Ultra168 Supporters Club, a select number of supporters will receive a special discount to the event. Details of this will be released soon to Ultra168 Supporters, but if you’re keen to understand more about what the Supporters Club is, click here to see the raft of races on offer and partnerships with brands and stores that we have – members can save $100s each year.
Plus, stay tuned for another very popular race on offer soon too held slap bang in the middle of Sydney.