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The WUU2K 21km Half-Marathon
Please read the following details prior to entering at the bottom of this page


The 21km WUU Half marathon begins at Red Rocks Carpark and takes runners on a challenging journey along Red Rocks to Devils gate. Here they head back up Red Rocks track to Spooky Gully trail which in turn takes them to the Tip Track.
Here they head down to Happy Valley road, then along to Tawatawa reserve. Up the trails here and through Berhampore Golf Course with a climb back up Mt Albert to follow.
As we head along the Southern trail towards Mt Vic finish, runners get to head through the winding trails of Mt Vic before finishing at the Velodrome for 2024 (new update!)

Overall VERT: 1100


Compulsory Gear 21k

  1. First-Aid Kit (AIDE VOID kits have strapping tape included FYI) - WILL BE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE AS YOU REGISTER. Please note that there will only be a limited amount for sale at Rego day. ORDER BEFORE RACE WEEKEND IF YOU NEED ONE!

  2. Strapping tape/Bandage: Suitable roll/length for strapping a sprained ankle if needed.  

  3. Seam-Sealed waterproof, and wind-proof jacket. Your jacket must also have a hood. 

  4. Thermal long-sleeved top.

  5. Thermal leggings (SKINS don't count. THERMAL or BASE LAYER please)

  6. Beanie/warm hat (Must be insulating - Polypro/Merino etc)

  7. Whistle

  8. Thermal/Polypro Gloves (Must be insulating)

  9. Emergency Bag/Blanket

  10. Water (1-2 L carrying capacity - DO NOT need to bring water to gear check). There are NO CUPS AT ALL AID STATIONS. Make sure you have a vessel to drink out of!

  11. Food/snacks (There will be food and snacks at all aid stations also, so more for back up/your own nutritional needs - not required to show for gear check.

  12. Waterproof pants are recommended but not compulsory. If it's wet, you may want them especially those on the longer courses!

PLEASE NOTE: If the weather is looking good on race day, we MAY minimise the compulsory gear. Please still bring everything to gear check though. We will advise you at rego day.

ITEMS NOT ALLOWED: Headphones, AND Portable speakers are not allowed on course. This is for your own safety and the safety of others, plus we have multiple road crossings where you need to be able to hear marshal instructions.

NOTE: Bone-conducting headphones are ALLOWED as these allow you to hear what's going on around you

01 - Registration Day

Friday 12th July, Wellington High School 12-7pm

Where: Wellington High School

249 Taranaki Street, Mt Cook

Bring your Comp Gear to be checked, a valid I.D so we know it's you, some money for race merch if you want some, and some smiles!

DROP BAGS - Will be provided for you at race rego day, colour-matched to your chosen category. These will be collected race day morning, and taken to race finish for you.


02 - Race Briefing

Your online race briefing document

This is an online document which will be sent out 2 weeks prior to the race. It is COMPULSORY to read for all runners. It has ALL race weekend information and is pivotal to you understanding the event.


03 - Race Day: Sat 13th July

21km Start time: 9am
Race Briefing: 8:45am

Rain-Day Back-up: Sunday 14th

Make sure you are at your start line on time please. If you can not make race registration day Friday, you can arrive early to sign in, and gear check race day. This is ONLY if you can not get to Rego day due to travel issues.


04 - Cut-Off Times

There are no real cut-offs for the 21k event, as long as you move at walking pace.

Generally there are NO cut-offs for the 21k event, as we will be awaiting the longer course runners at Base HQ. If you fast-walk the 21k course it will take you around 5-6 hours either way (3pm finish at the very latest). We have a longer course cut-off of 3.45pm at Tawatawa Aid Station, but you'll be finished by then!

05 - Accommodation

Stay near the CBD if possible

Coming from out of town? Please make sure you pre-book accommodation. Central Wellington is a good bet. Victoria Court Motel is close to Waitoa after party venue FYI

06 - Training/Coaching Plans

Life in motion run club will be structuring training plans for the WUU/WAI events for 2024. Please contact Eve @L.I.M for details.

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

07 - Fundraise as you train

We've partnered up once more with Grassrootz NZ to help you raise funds as you train! It's a great way to get friends and Whanau to support you in your running goals!

Check it out here

08 - Pricing 2024

Entry Fees help cover consents, event costs, park user fees, first aid, insurance, traffic management (to name a few)


(First 50)

  • $90



  • $100

Late Entry

(From June 1st)

  • $110

Check the event details

Make sure you understand the refund policy, distance, course, and race details prior to pressing enter

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