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The 12K Scenic Flight Fun Run

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Please read this page before entering. Entry link at the bottom of page

The Details
Full event details/briefing packs will be emailed to all competitors 2 weeks out from race weekend.

The 12KM course will take you along some beautiful trails with some nice hills to keep you honest. Starting at the Upper Picnic area, you head along Station drive, and take the SH2 underpass to explore the forestry trails on the other side of the motorway. You basically do a loop here before coming back along the start of Station drive.
Head along Goat Rock Track slightly before taking Bee Line MB trail until you pop out on Goat Rock, and take Taniwha trail down to 250 East climb. Head up here, and back down to Station Drive.
After you pop out back on Station Drive, head towards Upper Picnic area AND THE FINISH LINE!


  1. Register/Collect race bibs on the day from 8am

  2. Start time is 9am at Upper Picnic area. Park at lower picnic car park and walk up Tane's. View additional Map here

  3. Race finishes at same start line.

  4. Estimated average finish time: 1.5 hours

  5. Course Elevation: 500m est

  6. There is NO compulsory gear for this event. DRESS FOR THE CONDITIONS ON THE DAY!

  7. Trail shoes essential. If it's damp, road shoes will not cut it.

  8. There will be Aid Stations with basic nutrition/Tailwind/Water. BYO vessel (NO CUPS EVENT)

  9. All other information will be emailed as an online briefing pack to your registered email. READ THIS.

01 - Timing

This event will be timed by Onetime/Barefoot Sports NZ

You will be given a shoe tag to attach securely to your shoe. Make sure it's on PROPERLY. We need to track you over the course.

Cross all timing mats you see as you run the event. Mats will be at Aid Stations, and some select parts of the course, plus start/finish locations. Live tracking will be enabled for spectators - this can be patchy at times with signal drop-outs.

02 - Cut-Off Times

There are NO cut-off's for the 12k or 25k course

There are no cut-offs for the 12k and 25k events within reason (meaning at a decent walking pace). Yes, both of these categories are open to walkers also. 

03 - The Course

Please review the course prior to registering
GPX DL available also

The WAI2K 12km course has it all and more for the short, punchy 12km. You will run on forestry trails, bikes trails, single-track, cross some creeks, scramble down some hills, and have a bloody ball!

All up, around 500m of climbing also.

Note - The map below includes Mt Climie at the end for the 25km course

Map Link to Mapometer HERE

12k/25k course.png

04 - Race Day Sat 23rd Nov 2024

Upper Picnic Area/Mt Climie Base/Tunnel Gully

Please make your way to Upper Picnic area at the base of Mt Climie


The 12k and 25k both start at 9am

05 - Prices 2024

Helps cover event fees, consents, organising


(First 20)

  • $45 Athletics NZ Registered

  • $55 Unregistered

Standard Entry

  • $65 Athletics NZ Registered
  • $75 Unregistered

Late Entry

(From Nov 1st)

  • $75 Athletics NZ Registered

  • $85 Unregistered

06 - Coaching/Training

  • L.I.M Run Club will be structuring training plans for the WUU/WAI events for 2024. Please contact Eve for details.

  • Please make sure you are sufficiently trained for all of the WUU/WAI events!


  • The WUU2K and WAI2K events will be giving the Capra App a trial for 2024. Please DL the app via your relevant app store, adding in WAI2K events (and WUU2K events) to your favourites.

  • The app will have all maps, and general race information available, and also offline maps/emergency button which is handy for an event like the WAI2K!
  • Get your supporters to DL the app also, as it is a handy navigational tool.
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