15km Course Details

Cooling the feet!
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15k Track
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A growing forest
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The Cole Murray Cape Kidnappers Trail Run will be starting and finishing at beautiful Clifton Bay in the Hastings District of Hawkes Bay. The course is amazing, with participants being treated to some stunning scenery. The course is all on private land and includes windswept beaches, native forest, waterfalls, river gorges and beautiful coastal farmland. The area includes the world renowned five star lodge "The Farm" at Cape Kidnappers and the largest mainland gannet colony in the world.

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Participants will start at the Hygge Café and run up the road to the Cape Kidnappers Farm/Clifton Station driveway before heading up through the forest for approx. 3.5km. Over the style and along an undulating farm track on Clifton Station, before passing the predator proof gate where the 32km course branches off. 

The course then undulates across Clifton Station, with more downhill than uphill, then follows the Maraetotara Stream (at times through it) as you make you way back to Hygge Café - where the adventure began.

The compulsory gear must be carried while you are on the course - click here for details.


All finishers will receive a medal.