Run the Mitre 10 Te Anau 10km

Saturday 3 August 2024

Native bush, off-road trails, and spectacular views encompassing breathtaking rivers, lakes and mountains, the Mitre 10 Te Anau 10k has it all! Starting from the Queens Reach, you’ll make your away along a stunning part of the Lake2Lake Trail, with a few climbs to keep it interesting, and finish in beautiful Te Anau.

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Next event date: 3rd August 2024
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Need to know

Essential information for your race

Pre Race Info

Held in August, the Mitre 10 Te Anau 10k a fantastic opportunity to experience the bracing freshness of a Fiordland winter’s day, when crisp clear days are the norm.

With mighty Mt Titiroa behind you and the World Heritage Fiordland National Park to your left, the scenery will enthral even the seasoned runner.

Running or walking under the snow-capped mountains, you’ll snake your way through sections of beech forest and alongside the crystal clear Waiau River before finishing up at picture perfect, Lakefront Te Anau.

10:00am start at Queens Reach, where you will run/walk along Fiordland Trail Trust’s Lake2lake track beside the Upper Waiau River before climbing up to higher terraces on four occasions.

A relaxed and enjoyable vibe flows through the field as you draw inspiration from the breath-taking scenery.

From there you reach the Lake Te Anau control gates – where you make your way around the stunning lakefront trail. There’s plenty to take in as you pass Tui Bay and the Te Anau Bird Sanctuary (try to spot a takahe or a kākā) before heading along the town waterfront to finish at Steamers Beach on the Lakefront.

Three water stations and three toilet stops can be found along the way. Tailwind will be on course as our event nutrition at water stations along with fruit and lollies

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Anyone participating in the Mitre 10 Te Anau 10k must be at least 14-years-old on race day and attend the race briefing at 9.45am. 12 to 14 year olds are also able to enter this year but must be accompanied by an adult on course who is also a registered athlete in the same distance, legal guardian approval must  be given with an acknowledgment of risks.  (there is limited spaces available in this category)

  • The following are not permitted, roller skates, skateboards, prams, strollers, bicycles, tricycles, wheelchairs or pets etc
  • On race day, under no circumstance are you permitted to give your bib to another person. The safety of our athletes is paramount; therefore we need to ensure we have correct details of all our runners on course.
  • If any participant becomes distressed or exhausted the safety director or race director has the right to withdraw that person from the event.
  • 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 is usually quieter in winter. However, runners and walkers should constantly be on alert and follow all directions 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 section of the course to allow runners to pass safely.
  • Runners and walkers should be 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 internet.
  • The Race Director may ask to speak to any minors entered to ensure physically and mentally capable


  • Withdrawals up to 01 July 2024 will receive an 80% refund (or defer to 2025 event, and incur a $20 administration fee)
  • Withdrawals from 02 July to noon on 31st July 2024 will receive a 25% refund (or defer to 2025 event, and incur a $20 administration fee)
  • There will be no refunds or deferments after 01 August 2024
  • Any request for a refund must be made in writing to


Entry Transfer

  • Transfer of a registration to another person is only available up to 01 August 2024, and will incur a $20 administration fee.
  • Athletes who have deferred into this event from a previous year, or  entered through the use of a complimentary entry are not eligible for athlete withdrawal refunds.
  • Any request for a transfer must be made in writing to


Cancellation policy

  • In the event of cancellation of the race due to any adversity, be it weather, flooding or any other force majeure, including restrictions due to Covid 19, the organising committee reserves the right to decide whether to defer entries to the 2025 event (after which point there would be no refunds), and/or to make arrangements for entrants to request an 80% This will be communicated to all participants via email.

A list of participants will be updated here on July 1st and Aug 1st



Race Info

Important Dates

  • 29th Feb– 1st July -$60,  – includes personalized bib
  • 2nd July – 31st July – Late entries  $70 – non personalized bib
  • 1st August entries close 9am (if you have missed the cutoff please email the events team to see if a spot has become available)


Safety pins will be provided for the bibs,  Do not give your bib to anyone else

Under 14 runners/walkers and their accompanying adult will have different bib colours.

Athletes have twos options to collect their bibs in town

  • Friday night at Outside Sports in town 5pm – 8pm  -Outside Sports also offer 30% off instore on 1 item of clothing during this time with race bib
  • Saturday at the Meridian Marquee at Steamers Beach 8am – 9.00am

Any issues with bibs please see the team at the registration desk.

Start line

Race Starts 10am all athletes must attend safety briefing at 9.45am

Once at the start line please follow the directions of the Race Director.

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.

This is a zero waste (cup free) event so we ask you bring your own water, or container. Suitable SpeedCups or collapsible cups are available from most sport shops in New Zealand.


You are welcome to walk this event, please ensure you start at the back of the start line. No prams are allowed


Competitors will have a choice of recovery foods to choose from as well as revive a BBQ token once over the finish line to get a pattie from our event BBQ (there will also be Vegan/GF options available)

Spectators & competitors will also have the chance to buy coffee, and BBQ food at the finish line.

Finish Line photos

These will be uploaded to our Facebook page after the event.  If you would like to have a copy, then please message us.


Facebook and insta


We absolutely love seeing your photos!  Please feel free to tag us in them! We will be using #hydrohalf and #fiordlandtrails

Photo Boards

We will have a range of photo boards around at the start and finish line. We will also have some finishers photo boards down at the lakefront to capture some after photos with your medals.

2km Fun Run

Thanks to GWD Motor Group we have a new event this year!
  • 11.30am start ( main events start at 10am)
  • For kids 12 and under
  • Starting at the finish line for the main events and running or walking along towards the township, this is an out and back track. ➡️Prize giving will be once all kids have crossed the finish line.
  • FREE sausage and finishers medal for all entries!
  • Parents/ caregivers welcome to run alongside – recommended for children 5 and under
  • Spot Prizes


Transport from the check in to the start at Queens Reach is available at $20pp Book your transport via the  registration link.

For those that have booked the bus transport, bus stickers will be pre placed on your bib, If not please make your way on Saturday to the start line at Queens Reach 9.45am safety briefing. Signage will be out.

Bus Departure

Bus Departure times will be advised at your registration, leaving from Te Anau Lakeview Kiwi Holiday park & Motels  (early bus to leave approx 9.15am)

We highly suggest you take our bus transport option as parking is limited in at Queens Reach. (or get dropped off)


Parking is available but may be limited in at Queens Reach. (or get dropped off)

Parking at the finish line can be found around the DOC visitor Centre, Ivon Wilson Parking area and along the roadside. 


Parking at the finish line can be found around the DOC Visitor Centre, Ivon Wilson Parking area and roadside.

The 2024 Meridian Hydro Half Marathon is featuring the latest in real-time race tracking by providing Live Results via our partner SportSplits (MSA) – tracker.

Features Include:

Live Web Tracker – See times and current pace within seconds of a participant crossing each split point. Estimated times will be provided based on current pace.

Live Leaderboard – See who is winning via the Live Leaderboard. Top runners in each category will be displayed in real-time as they lead the way through the course.

Live Map Tracking – Participant locations will be plotted on the Interactive Course Map as progress is made on course. The position of each participant is estimated based on the most recent timing received from the bib read. NOTE: Participants do not need to carry their phones for this feature to work.

Text2Follow – Follow participants in real-time via text notifications to your mobile phone.

Mobile App – Features include Live Participant Tracking, Push Notifications, Leaderboards, Map Tracking, Event Messages, Event Info and more!

PLEASE NOTE: Times posted during the event are Unofficial. Official results are posted upon completion of the event.


Post Race Info

A medal will be awarded to every athlete who crosses the finish line. But don’t forget prizegiving will be at the Meridian Marquee, at the finish line, 2pm.

1st Male $150 & 1st Female $150
2nd Male $75 & 2nd Female $75
3rd Male $50 & 3rd Female $50


We have some very generous supporters of the event who normally donate a large number of spot prizes.
There will be a pre drawn list of spot prizes, it is up to the competitors to check if their bib number has won a prize at the Meridian Tent. There will also be spot prizes drawn at prize giving randomly

Post-race images will be available to view from a link on this site when available.

Click here to view the 2023 event video

Click here to view the 2021 event video

Click here to view the 2020 event video

Click here to view the 2019 event video

Well done to all participants!

Click here to view 2023 event results

Click here to view 2022 event results

Click here to view 2021 event results

Click here to view 2020 event results

Click here to view 2019 event results