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An update regarding Summer Sizzler 2022 from Waikato River Trails Trust.


We are checking for updates to guide the decision whether we can run a safe and enjoyable Summer Sizzler event for participants, volunteers and spectators.


As you know we are living in fast changing environment, at this point we don’t know enough to inform our decision.


We will be making a call on December the 1st on whether we can run the January 8th event. We appreciate your patience and understanding.


Back for #4!

That's right, we are back again for our 4th year - 8th January 2022!


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.  


Both the 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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Fun for the whole family!

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