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 THE RACE 

Welcome to the Rakaumangamanga Cape Brett Challenge! A legendary race in its own right, with just a couple of mountains to conquer, and with the most spectacular views of the many islands scattered around the bay, this race is definitely a must for any trail runner. There is simply nothing quite like this tough and gruelling challenge…. if the rugged steep climbs and descents don't get you then the slippery wet clay surface will keep you sliding and slipping.


Starting and finishing on Kaingahoa Marae in Rawhiti, this race is a cultural exploration of the lush vegetation found in Northland.  You get to  immerse yourself  in the early Maori history, native subtropical habitat, dropping down to white sandy beaches, whilst listening to the melody of the many species of birds living in this sanctuary. Following  the historical tracks that were formed by Maori and whalers of the past. These iconic trails reveal many tales from the past and give you a glimpse of what life was once like with many relics visible throughout the course.

 RAKAUMANGAMANGA

The 42km marathon course offers a true test that will take you through some of the most spectacular trails within the Rakaumangamanga Reserve...

 

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DISTANCE: 42km

ELEVATION: 1834m

 WHANGAMUMU

DISTANCE: 17km

ELEVATION: 813m

The 17km course offers you a glimpse of the past and takes you through the cultural history of the cape from Maori to early European settlers...

 

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 PUKEHUIA

Just because this is the shortest course, don't underestimate this one! A short, sharp sprint which is steep and relentless, this is a real endurance challenge up to the top of the mountain and back...

 

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DISTANCE: 7km

ELEVATION: 325m