The 45k Marathon
A brief overview of the 45k course
The 45Km event starts at 7.30am at Khandallah park at the end of Woodmancote road. The first leg is up Mt Kaukau to the Skyline track. Runners navigate the ridgeline until the first Aid Station at Makara road, before heading up T4 track to Makara Peak. From here you head down Snake Charmer to the entrance to Lazy Fern trail which takes you to the second Aid Station at Makara MB carpark.
Here you head along the road and up Salvation trail to Wrights Hill lookout, before hitting the Sanctuary fenceline track to the Wind Turbine, and Aid Station 3. Here we take Barking Emu track to the Tip track where we head down to Happy Valley road and Aid Station 4. Now we have Tawatawa reserve to cruise through before Berhampore Golf Course to Adelaide road, and up Mt Albert to the final Aid Station. Now we are on the Southern trail which takes us to Mt Vic and the finish line.
ESTIMATED AVERAGE FINISH TIME 45km: 6 - 7 hours/1.30-2.30pm (Starts 7.30am)
ESTIMATED AVERAGE FINISH TIME 65km: 8 - 9 hours/2.30-3.30pm (Starts 6.30am)