Records are only recognised for full course completions starting and finishing at Muriwai or Arataki. The course changed slightly in late Jan 2012, taking out the Zion Hill section and replacing it with a beach run from Pararaha to Karekare.

Solo means no runners to pace or keep company at any stage on the route

Unsupported means you carry all your food and gear for the duration of the route. You would only make use of water stops at exisiting taps etc for external supplies. No pre-stashing of food or drink.

How about having a go at an event on the Hillary Trail – check out The Hillary – either 16, 34 or 80 km along the Hillary Trail on the 24 February 2018. Here is the event website or the Facebook page


The current fastest known time is in bold