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The 65km WUU2K Ultra-Marathon
Please read the following details prior to entering at the bottom of this page


The WUU2K course starts at Woodmancote road, Khandallah, and traverses the ridges of Wellington to finish at the iconic Mt Vic, just short of the lookout.
The race begins up Mt Kaukau which is a hard slog up before traversing along the tops of Skyline ridge to make your way up to the next point of Makara Peak. Runners head through the mountain bike trails until the exit at the carpark, to follow the road around to begin Salvation track, a meandering climb up to Wrights Hill lookout.
Once here runners follow the Sanctuary fence line all of the way until they jump the turnstyle at the Wind Turbine. From here they follow carparts to Barking Emu trail until they pass through the Tip Track, 45km runners head down the Tip Track here, 65km runners follow Red Rocks trail down to the South Coast. Here they run to Owhiro Bay, up Happy Valley road where they do an out-and-back of the Tip track, joining 45k runners as they head to Tawatawa reserve.
Runners head through Tawatawa, to Berhampore golf course and onto Mt Albert for a steep climb before hitting the Southern trails. Almost home as we head towards Mt Vic with some beautiful trails until the finish at the Velodrome (New for 2024!)

Overal VERT: 2600

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)


Compulsory Gear

  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). Note: There are NO CUPS AT ALL AID STATIONS. Please bring 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. Headlight - ONLY 45km/65km (more for the morning to get up to Mt Kaukau before the sun rises - you can drop it at the first aid station so please name it). Keeping in mind you may need this at the end if you are a slower runner, so hang onto it if so. 45k may not need it but have it in case you do.

  13. 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

65km Start time: 6:30am
Race Briefing: 6:15am
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

They are strict, but easily reachable. Just keep on moving!

All runners in the 45k and 65k MUST be through these points by the following times:

  • WIND TURBINE AID STATION: 12pm 65k/1pm 45k

  • LOWER TIP TRACK (65k only): 2.30PM


If you do not meet these times you will be disqualified and a vehicle will bring you to race HQ.

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 - Pacers

Only for the 65km category

Pacers need to register online via eventplus (entry button below) and can join their runner from Owhiro Bay Aid Station for the last 18km, OR Tawatawa Aid Station for the last 10km. Pacers can in no way carry ANY of their runners belongings, and can only offer emotional support for those last tough 18km. Pacers must carry their own gear. There is no compulsory gear for pacers - just be prepared for the conditions on the day!

09 - Pricing 2024

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


(First 50)

  • $235



  • $260

Late Entry

(From June 1st)

  • $285


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

Check the event details

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

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