News & Events
Julians Berry farm and Café Tois Challenge
One of Whakatāne's iconic annual events this is a multi-terrain 18km loop on the beautiful coastal Nga Tapuwae o Toi track, organised by the Whakatane Athletic and Harrier Club.
The 18km course follows the 'Nga Tapuwae o Toi’ track, which literally means 'In the Footsteps of Toi', after the Maori chief Toi who ruled the area some 800 years ago. The trail twists up and down steep coastal hills and along two beautiful beaches, through stunning bush, up and down hundreds of steps, eased by stunning views of the sparkling Pacific Ocean and distant islands.
Until the very last dash to the line, Toi's remains unrelentingly hilly. But your mind is taken off the tough terrain by many inspirational signs along the way, the great camaraderie with other participants, and the thought of the juicy strawberries everyone receives at the finish line, compliments of Julians Berry Farm and Cafe.
This challenge can be taken on individually or as a team of two. If you’re not a runner, then you can enter the 1XX fun walk/walk relay.
Finishing medals will be given out to every person who completes the full 18km, whether you are running or walking – it’s hard work, you will have earnt it!
Robinson Law 6 km fun run or walk
Not up for the full 18kms but still want to challenge yourself? This is a quick but tough run/walk up steps and hills through the bush track known locally as the ‘Birdwalk’. Once at the top, it goes back downhill to Rex Morpeth Park via the footpath down Mokoroa Gorge.
All races start at 9am from Rex Morpeth Park, Whakatane. Register here www.sporty.co.nz/whakataneahc
For online entries and more information visit the website.