WUU2K Trail Running

The WUU2K is a trail-running endurance event around the hills that surround Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand.

WUU2K_people happily running along track among vegetation

Where

Wellington City

Contact

+64 21 185 5188

Details

July

wuu2k runners over looking wellington
WUU2K_man smiling standing on the dirt track Wellington background
wuu2k trail

The WUU2k event is a 21km half-marathon, a 43km marathon, as well as a 62km ultra-marathon. There is also a team’s relay event. The '2k' stands for the elevation over the 43km race, which is closer to 3km for the 62km.

The race is run in mid-Winter and sees 1,000 runners take on the tough course around the capital. There is a mix of terrain including single-track, mountain-bike trails, rocky roads, and of course - many, many hills. This is a challenging course. Please only enter if you are up for the challenge! Read the race blogs for an idea of what to expect.

The WUU2K team have added a new 21km half-marathon category to the 2021 event. This means that those of you wanting a shorter version of the WUU2K, can join in on the fun. The new course adds some new elements including a short out-and-back to Devils Gate at Red Rocks for a glance at the seal colony there before taking on a nice climb via Spooky Gully to the Tip Track. Here, it joins the WUU2K course for your journey to Mt Vic.

The 62km event is now part of qualifying for the UTMB, and all finishers will receive three points towards their total. The 62km course is also listed on the ITRA, and finishers receive three points towards this also.

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