Athlete Info – 10km


10km Route Description

The race starts at 10.30am at Yerix Reach Access Trail just off Golf Course Road

The trail follows the Upper Waiau River firstly at river level before climbing up to higher terraces on three occasions. A relatively flat section with a few rises lets you reach the Lake Te Anau Control Structure where a drink station will greet you.

From there, the township of Te Anau will pop in and out of view.  Follow stunning lake and mountain views, passing Tui Bay and the Bird Sanctuary and on past the Marakura Yacht Club. 

You’ll continue with the waterfront on your left and past the Department of Conservation Office, and into the township of Te Anau. Only the final lakefront run is left to complete before finishing at Lions Park.  

Elevation is between 190m and 240m.


On the Day

Collecting your bibs and race information

Althletes have twos options to collect their bibs in town 

Friday night at Outside Sports in town 5pm – 7pm
Saturday at the Meridian Marquee in Lions Park 8am – 9.30am 

Safety pins will be provided for the bibs
Those that have booked their bus ticket, can collect those. Transport will depart from Lions Park.

Start Line 

There will be a safety briefing at 10.25am and the race starts at 10.30am at Yerix Reach Access Trail 
Please follow directions of the race organiser on the day.

Parking is available on Golf Course Road however we anticipate many participants will get dropped off 

There will be a “drop trailer” available to leave personal items/ coats – please provide your own bag and ideally label it with your name. These will be transported to the finish line to collect there. No valuables please. 

Transport to Start

Transport will be available from Lions Park to the start of the race at $15pp
Book your transport via your registration link.


  • We encourage participants to use the toilets before departure (at bus departure point)
  • Near the Control Structure at the Kepler Track Main Car Park
  • Bird Park Public toilets
  • Finish line Public toilets and portaloos


Finish Line

Lions Park is in Te Anau town centre, between Te Anau Terrace and Mokanui Street, easy walking distant to the cafes and accommodations

Yerix Reach Access Trail – Start

There will be parking for spectators and athletes along Golf Course Road. 

Water Stations Enroute

This is a zero rubbish (cup free) event so we ask you bring your own container
Suitable “SpeedCups” are available from most sports shops in New Zealand.
Water will be available at the following locations:-

• Start line
• Te Anau Control Gates
• Finish line

Prize Giving

Prizegiving will be at the Meridian Marquee, at the finish line at 2.30pm 
Finishers medals are included for all “Mitre 10 Te Anau 10km” athletes that complete the race before end of day and pack up time


Prize Money

1st Male $100 & 1st Female $100
2nd Male $75 & 2nd Female $75
3rd Male $50 & 3rd Female $50

**New**  “Gender diverse category” ie when you select “not specified” prizes will be sponsored by Meridian Energy*

*We understand that gender identity can be a private or difficult concept for some.
If you choose to participate in the gender-diverse category and succeed in placing in 1st, 2nd or 3rd, the following options are available to you:
a. Receive your award on the podium as per the winners from other categories.
b. Have your award sent to you privately


Spot prizes

We have some very generous supporters in Te Anau that have donated nearly 100 spot prizes. Some of these will be awarded during the race to be collected as you finish. Some will also be awarded at prize giving. 

Spectator Viewing

There is parking close to the Te Anau Control Structure at the Kepler Track carpark and at the waterfront near the yacht club
Finally we encourage you to cheer the athletes through town and at the finish line at Lions Park.

Spectator Parking

 Lions Park finish line

This is in the centre of Te Anau town with ample parking and a short walking distance to the cafes and accommodations 

Health & Safety

If any participant becomes distressed or exhausted – the Safety Director or Race Director has the right to withdraw that person from the event.  

Your Fitness

Runners and walkers should be quite certain that they are fit enough and sufficiently well trained to complete this event. If you are unsure about your general health or fitness consult your family doctor before embarking on a training program. There are many running/ walking training programs available on the net.

Road Closures/ Course Safety

There will be limited road closures in Te Anau… however runners and walkers should remain vigilant, obey normal pedestrian rules and respect other trail users at all times.

The trail is still open to the public although usually quieter in Winter. However, runners and walkers should constantly be on alert and follow all directives from the course safety marshals.

Runners and walkers must follow the indicated channeling of the cones where necessary.

Walkers should walk no more than two abreast and keep single file/ to the left on narrower sections of the course to allow runners to pass safely.

Competitor List

You will be able to view the list of participants after registration goes live