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The Hillary Ultra Update

The Hillary Ultra Update- Had a good chat with Shaun Collins from Lactic Turkey Events today. There were a few things talked about and if you run trails in the uper North Island it is an exciting time! Mostly The Hillary Trail Ultra was talked about. Shaun has shared a few things on The Hillary FaceBook page and I wanted to share a few details here- From Shaun

For those that didn’t read the big post below about the public consultation meeting – an important note if we get the go ahead from Council.

At present if the event goes ahead it’s been indicated that the event will have a 500 person limit and only 132 people will be able to do the full course as this starts in the most sensitive area of the park where the Kauri protection zones are concentrated. The rest will start in the shorter events from Piha (36km) and Bethells (16km).

This is a small number for the full course but reflects the council taking a precautionary approach to see how things go in the first year.

So it will be first in first served with a waiting list if oversubscribed. Don’t worry we’ll give lots of notice of the entries opening so it’s fair for all!

Wow- this will be harder than the Kelper Challenge to get into!

If you want to, and you should if you are at all interested in this event, you can read the more detailed account from the recent public consultation meeting held this past on Monday HERE – it is down the page a little.


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