The Hillary

distance
elevation
next race
distances
80km
4,452m
23-Feb-2019
(unconfirmed)
16k, 35k, 80k

Registration Closed

This race is part of the Skyrunner race series.

About

The Hillary follows a variety of terrain and scenery – many claim a magical pull of the trail and keep coming back for more. Stunning views throughout the trail, rugged West coast beaches, magnificent native bush including the hundreds of year old native Kauri trees. Past large waterfalls and sand dunes, along cliff tops or through marshlands – there is something for everyone.

The 80km course follows the Hillary Trail from the Arataki Visitors Centre West of Titirangi all the way to Muriwai, via Huia, Whatipu, Karekare, Piha and Bethells. There is no denying, this is a tough challenge – mentally and physically. With 3,700m climb, the current fastest time is 8 hours 23 minutes. Many would think this seems a long time for 80km but, those that have done would agree – this is no ordinary 80km.

The race also features a 35k distance and a 16k run/walk.

Disclaimer: all photos have been referenced from the race's website or social media, and all rights belong to their respective owners.

Related Media

img

Details

distance
ascent
descent
lowest
heighest
80km
4,452m
4,632m
0m
410m

Maps & Downloads

PLEASE NOTE: the maps and gps tracks used on this page may be incorrect or out-of-date. For the latest data, please refer to the race website directly!
Download the race course as kml or gpx file.

Location

Address: 30 Whatipu Rd, Huia, Auckland 0604, New Zealand
PLEASE NOTE: most races on this website are being held in remote locations, where streets might not have names or house numbers. The address given above is an approximation, please make sure to check on the race's website for the exact location.
Anything missing or incorrect? Please let us know here!