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5th October 2019

RC LogoRakiura Challenge Trail Run

Rakiura, the Maori name for Stewart Island, translates as ‘land of the glowing skies”. But it is also home to lush native bush, spectacularly rugged coastlines, abundant bird and sea life, and one of New Zealand’s famous “Great Walks”.

For the first time, the Rakiura Great Walk will host a “great run” - welcome to New Zealand’s southern-most trail run, the Rakiura Challenge.

The 33.7k traverse is usually a two or three day walk. But participants in the inaugural event will take in the historic Maori trails, colonial logging sites and spectacular bush and beaches in the course of a single day.

The Rakiura Challenge is destined to be a must-do event. But don’t take our word for it….

Registrations for the Rakiura Challenge Trail Run (and waiting list) are now full! 

Race details available on the Rakiura Challenge trail run page

Stewart Island Promotion Association recommend that competitors book accommodation well in advance of entering the event!  Visit our accommodation page to explore the variety of options available.