THE HILLARY is an ultra trail run (80, 34 or 16km) on the legendary Hillary Trail, aptly named after Sir Edmund Hillary. Easily accessible, the Hillary Trail is a 75km trail in the Waitakere Ranges, just 30mins west of Auckland.
The three course options - the full ultra 80km from Arataki, 34km from Piha and 16km from Bethells with all finishing at Muriwai – make the run achievable for runners of a range of abilities.
The Trail follows a variety of terrain and scenery – many claim a magical pull of the trail and keep coming back for more. Stunning views throughout the trail, rugged West coast beaches, magnificent native bush including the hundreds of year old native Kauri trees. Past large waterfalls and sand dunes, along cliff tops or through marshlands – there is something for everyone.