The Volcanoes Challenge is a unique inner city navigation event where competitors run to, and up, Auckland’s iconic volcanoes, in any order that they choose.
This is the only event in the world that enables competitors to take in the rich heritage of spectacular and diverse multiple volcanic landforms in a fun and energetic way.
This is a winter event that has grown significantly with runners keen for the thrill of combining endurance and navigation.
Auckland's volcanoes are iconic landscape features and of great cultural importance. Auckland City are committed to preserving, protecting and enhancing them for future generations to enjoy.
All multiple volcano events start and finish in One Tree Hill with no prescribed course route, so participants have the ability to tactically plan their quickest route based on maps, strategy, fitness and teamwork.
All competitors MUST be recorded by race officials at each volcano checkpoint. IT IS IMPORTANT FOR THIS EVENT THAT ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST STICK TO ESTABLISHED TRACKS AND PATHS TO AVOID CORROSION OF THESE ICONIC MOUNTAINS. This means that competitors can run on all sealed, grass, & dirt paths that are clearly formed paths (not cattle tracks) and all fence crossings must be done using styles.
The Volcanoes Challenge 5km and 10km fun run/walk encircles the base of One Tree Hill through the leafy byroads and for the 10km, summits the volcano to provide participants with stunning views over the city.
The Volcanoes Challenge is designed from the ground-up to appeal to the urban runner’s keen sense of fun and competition. The events are developed so that recreational participants who want to travel at a leisurely pace can plan and follow a stimulating, interesting and scenically attractive route. Strategy and perseverance are often more important than speed.
For the participants, these events provide some of the most memorable experiences, running/walking within the natural beauty of the land formed by the Auckland volcanic field.
For the fans and spectators, they are sports spectacles rivaling anything they have ever seen.
Food and coffee will be available on the day for participants and specators.
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