21.1km Course Details

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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Please note: We don’t have a separate profile map for the 21k - the above is for the 15k course to give you an idea of what to expect. The 21.1k follows the same course as the 15k, but with an additional 6k out and back in the middle. This out and back section is undulating.

Participants will start at the Hygge Café at Clifton Bay 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 and 21km courses branch off. 

The 21.1k course passes through the transition area and carries on through to the rough block.  After approx 3km they turn and retrace their footsteps back past the transition area and through the predator proof gate to rejoin the 15km course.

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 at Clifton Bay cafe - 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.