The Hillary Ultra 80km and 34/16km Trail Runs
"For the first time ever The Hillary trail, which traverses the length of the Waitakere Ranges rugged West Coast, was open to an event. As hundreds of off road runners completed the challenge at Murawai, the verdict was out as they paid tribute to The Hillary trail. “That’s the toughest but most rewarding run I’ve done”, “I’ve never run something so scenic, beach after beach, broken by native bush.” The praise continued over the course of the afternoon as runners completed the 80, 34 and 16km runs and shared their stories from the day." Sportzhub.com
Just 30 minutes from Central Auckland, New Zealand's largest city lie the Waitakere Ranges in which the reasonable new Hillary Trail weaves from South to North. The Hillary Trail is sold as a 3-4 day trek, named after New Zealand’s Sir Edmund Hillary, you have to agree with the Hillary Trails guardians, Auckland Council’s claim that the Hillary Trail epitomises the sense of adventure and personal achievement that Ed Hillary himself championed and was renowned for.
And now there is a running event on the trail - It’s time to share this trail with the world!
Book this event into your calendar now for 28 February 2015!