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An update regarding Summer Sizzler being held on the 8th January 2022 from Waikato River Trails Trust.


Unfortunately we have made a decision to cancel the 2022 Summer Sizzler event. 

With our event base/finish based in the Taupo District which has started as red in the traffic light system and the uncertainty of when it will move to orange  we have decided to move our focus to the 2023 event which will be held on the 7th January 2023.

SUMMER SIZZLER is coming BACK for 2023

Back for #4!

COVID put a halt on our 2022 event, but we are coming back for our 4th year - 7th January 2023!


The Waikato River Trails team are always looking at ways to continually promote the trails and after the success of the last three years we are excited to bring back to you this fantastic event.


This trail event lets all participants take in the amazing beauty of the area surrounding both Lakes Whakamaru and Maraetai.  


Certainly our 2019, 2020 & 2021 events lived up to its name...


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Whether you are a runner or  walker you will enjoy the varied scenery that is around every corner.  With undulating elevation and varied trail surfaces that wind their way along a path that encompasses both the magic and beauty of New Zealand.

Be inspired as you walk or run through grassed farmland, open reserves, cross boardwalks and take in expansive lake views.


Plus not to forget, everyone will cross the 70m Mangakino Suspension bridge that sits 18m above the Mangakino stream.

Don't forget, just metres from the finish line is beautiful Lake Maraetai, the perfect spot to cool off after your Summer Sizzler.

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