Run the Mitre 10 Te Anau 10km

Saturday 5 August 2023

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 Yerix Reach access point, just off Golf Course Road, 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: 5 August 2023
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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 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.

10:30am start at the location of the Yerix Reach Access Trail just off Golf Course Road, where you will run/walk along Fiordland Trail Trust’s Lake2lake track beside the Upper Waiau River before climbing up to higher terraces on three 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 Lions Park.

Three water stations and three toilet stops can be found along the way.

Route Elevation

10km Route elevation

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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 10:15am.

If any participant becomes distressed or exhausted the safety director or race director have the right to withdraw that person from the event.

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.

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 is 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.

Sorry NO prams or Dogs due to our Health and Safety Plan

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


Withdrawals up to 1 July 2023 will receive a 80% refund and withdrawals from 2 July – 1 August will receive a 25% refund. A deferment can be made to the following years event with an administrative fee of $20. There will be no refunds or deferments after the 1 August. Any request for a withdrawal or deferment must be made in writing to

A list of participants will be able to be viewed here.



Race Info

Athletes have twos options to collect their bibs in town

Friday night at Outside Sports in town 5pm – 7pm  –Outside Sports also offer 30% off instore on 1 item of clothing during this time with race bib
Saturday at the Meridian Marquee in Lions Park 8am – 9.30am

Safety pins will be provided for the bibs.

Those that have booked the bus transport will be able to collect their bus ticket, if not please make your way on Saturday to the start line at Yerix Reach Access Trail just off Golf Course Road for a 10.15am safety briefing. Signage will be out.

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.

It is advised to use our bus transport option or be dropped off to the 10km event as parking is limited.

Transport from the check in at Lions Park to the start at Yerix Reach Access Trail just off Golf Course Road is available at $15pp. Book your transport via your registration link.

You can also choose to find your own way to Yerix Reach. There will be minimal parking for spectators and athletes here, and we request all vehicles are removed before 5pm on race day as this is a private farm and the gates will be locked at 5pm.

Parking at the finish line can be found around Lions Park between Te Anau Terrace and Mokonui Street, easy walking distant to the cafes and accommodations.

There is parking at the Kepler Track carpark and at the waterfront near the yacht club.

We encourage you to cheer the athletes through town and at the finish line at Lions Park.


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, 3pm.

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. You must be present at prize giving to receive spot prizes.

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