The Team behind The Event.

Behind the Waitomo Trail Run is a team of some of the most experienced and respected event professionals in New Zealand. We are proud to call them part of the ‘Waitomo family’.

The event is owned by NZ Trail Runs Ltd, the company and team behind the Tarawera Ultramarathon, the Tarawera Trail Marathon and 50k and the Tikitapu Trail Run. These are among the leading trail running events in the world. Paul Charteris and Tim Day together with Mark Copeland are the Directors of NZ Trail Runs Ltd – a 100% kiwi owned and operated company.

The core of what we offer are life-changing, unforgettable events in stunning locations.

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” In nine years – this is only the third event we have offered. We have searched long and hard for a location, experience and spectator-friendly course that we believe will offer participants one of the most inspiring, adventurous and remarkable days in their lives. Waitomo is this place ”

A volunteer army of more than 100 volunteers work hard behind the scenes to make this event possible. A large team of more than 30 contractors in logistics, volunteer management, timing, traffic management, buses, media and IT help this event run smoothly.

This event would not exist without the generous support of several Waitomo local businesses, Hamilton and Waikato Tourism, The Department of Conservation, land owners and land managers.

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