Looking for a new challenge?

Sign up for the first annual Wainuiomata Hill Run

14 September 2024

Run The Hill

Sign up for the first annual Wainuiomata Hill Run and put your fitness to test. Starting in central Wainuiomata, the 6k takes you up the hill to the lookout and back, and the 10k option takes you all the way over the hill and back. Run or walk, tackle it solo or alongside your friends, enjoy the beautiful bush and push through the climb!

Will you be the first Wainuiomata Hill Run champion?

This year we’re supporting the Lower Hutt Community Foodbank provides parcels with enough food to feed individuals or families for four days. Last year we distributed over 10,000 food parcels.

The Foodbank’s primary role is providing nutritious food to households and individuals who cannot purchase any or all of the types of food they need, when they need it, in the quantities they need it, for the length of time they need it, in a mana enhancing way.

Entry Categories

Half Hill 6km Run

$50 $40 Early Bird Before August 1st

Full Hill 10km Run

$60 $50 Early Bird Before August 1st

Half Hill 6km Walk

$50 $40 Early Bird Before August 1st

Full Hill 10km Walk

$60 $50 Early Bird Before August 1st

Wainuiomata Hill Run Route Map

FAQs

How long is the route?

6k or 10k

What is the terrain?

The majority of the route is on pavement or road, with small sections on grass in the park.

Can I walk in the running category?

Yes, if you need a break during the run, you can walk. However, you cannot enter as walker then run. We need to fairly award the fastest walker, so if you run you will be disqualified from prizes in the walking category.

Will the roads be closed?

We will have a mixture of road closures, and professionally controlled crossing, to keep you safe during the event. Marshalls will direct you.

Can I bring my dog? Or pram?

For everyone’s safety and enjoyment, no dogs are allowed in the race (except for service animals) and only children over the age of 16 may enter the race.

What are the prizes?

We will award first, second and third in the following categories:

6k walk:
Male
Female
Male over 40
Female over 40
Male over 50
Female over 50
Male over 60
Female over 60
6k run:
Male
Female
Male over 40
Female over 40
Male over 50
Female over 50
Male over 60
Female over 60
10k walk:
Male
Female
Male over 40
Female over 40
Male over 50
Female over 50
Male over 60
Female over 60
10k run:
Male
Female
Male over 40
Female over 40
Male over 50
Female over 50
Male over 60
Female over 60
What does my entry fee cover?

Your fee covers event management, event supplies, timing equipment, traffic and safety management, and a charity donation to the Lower Hutt Foodbank.

What is the schedule for the day?

6:45am – registration opens
7:30am – 10k runners start
7:45am – 10k walkers start
8:15am – 6k runners start
8:30am – 6k walkers start
11:00am – prize-giving

I can’t do the race anymore – is my entry fee refundable?

We are unable to offer refunds except for in cases of illness or injury where a medical certificate is provided. However, you can change the name on your entry free of charge if someone wishes to take your place.

Can I change categories?

Absolutely. If you change to a category the costs more than the one your originally entered, you will need to pay the difference. If you change to a category that costs less, this difference is non-refundable.

Can I fundraise more for the charity partner, Lower Hutt Food Bank?

Yes, we would love you to use your race to raise even more funds for the Lower Hutt Food Bank. Please visit your profile after registering to set up your fundraising page.

Can I volunteer on the day?

We are looking for lots of volunteers to help the day run smoothly, so you can still be involved if you don’t want to race. Roles include track marshalling, registration and water stations. Please click here to register. 

What are the Terms & Conditions?

When entering any Wainuiomata Hill Run you accept that you are entering entirely at your own risk. By sending your details to enter and taking part, you agree to the following disclaimer / warranty;

  1. You are medically fit to enter this event and are running entirely at your own risk;
  2. Inspired Event Co will not be liable for injury, loss, damage and / or death arising from your participation in this event. You waive any claims against Inspired Event Co for (including but not limited to) damage, loss, injury, death whether caused by your participation in this event or third parties who have also entered this event;
  3. You accept that the event will involve strenuous physical activity and is subject to unpredictable weather and you should take all steps to ensure your own safety;
  4. You will run within your abilities and will be responsible for any injuries caused by your negligent behaviour or which result in injuries to others;
  5. If you are selecting the route which you are running, you are responsible for the suitability of this, including any safety aspects.
  6. Inspired Event Co is not responsible for your vehicle or the safety of your vehicle when parking and leaving it unattended for your participation in an event;
  7. You will follow any safety rules provided;
  8. You are happy to be photographed by Inspired Event Co and the photographs may be used on our website or for the promotion of future events; and
  9. In the event of postponement, fee will not be refunded. If event is cancelled, fees will be refunded or are transferable to 2025.
We are thrilled to have @huttcitycouncil on board as a sponsor for Wainuiomata Hill Run. 
The support of the local council is invaluable in making this event a success, and it’s been wonderful working with the awesome team that know the Hutt so well!
Keen to enter, but feeling a bit nervous?
Wainuiomata Hill Run will be a fun and inclusive event, with options for every runner.
Ask a friend to take the plunge and join you - tag someone you reckon is up for the challenge below.
Food Parcels ready to have fresh produce added, then out the Lower Hutt Food Bank clients.

I was surprised to hear the Food Bank had 56 people through the morning I visited. I was even more surprised to hear this was a quiet day! The average days sees about 70 people come through, but they can serve up to 100 on a busy day. 

Have you registered yet to take on the Hill, and help the Food Bank keep providing their awesome service?
Run to inspire the next generation…or to add some resistance training when they give up…