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The Loaded Taniwha is all set to hit the trails again on Saturday 5th November! This event celebrates the endeavours undertaken by the Waikato River Trails Trust over the past 13 years, culminating in around 100km of top quality trails, most of it on previously inaccessible land along the mighty Waikato River. In partnership with the Waikato River Trails Trust, Total Sport brings to you an epic, challenging yet achievable event utilising the Waikato River Trails - a point to point event that will offer individuals and teams of all ages, abilities and levels of fitness, the opportunity to run/walk or mountain bike these amazing trails in a major participation event.


Event Options

  • Mountain Bike - 14km / 22km / 42.2km / 60km / 85km
  • Trail Run - 7km / 14km / 21.1km / 42.2km / 60km
  • Trail Walk - 7km / 14km / 21.1km
  • Team Relay Mountain Bike 85km
  • Team Relay Trail Run 60km

The Waikato River Trails wind their way along a path that captures the essence of the natural beauty of New Zealand - native bush, exotic forest, historic landmarks, interesting geological formations, open reserves, boardwalks over wetlands, and stunning single track taking in expansive lake and river views throughout. So come and join lots of like-minded people on Saturday 5th November this year, and take on as much of the stunning Waikato River Trails as you want, either on foot, or on two wheels - as an individual, or as a team! There are several individual and team event options - mountain bike or run / walk.

'Waikato Taniwharau - he piko he taniwha he piko he taniwha' ... on every bend of the Waikato River is a guardian

View our event course videos to get a feel for what to expect.



Naming Sponsor  
Event Partners
http://www.waikatorivertrails.com http://www.southwaikato.govt.nz  
Event Sponsors
Supporting Sponsors
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Partners Life web site link
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