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Explore your backyard while preparing for Round the Bays

Are you bored of running the same route by your house all over again? Do you want to explore your backyard while exercising? Are you looking for training opportunities to prepare for Wellington Round the Bays?


Here are a few iconic running routes across the Wellington region you can try out during your preparation.



Wellington


Mount Victoria


Level: Beginner to Experienced

Distance: Approximately 10km

with options to increase and shorten 

Type: Loop trail with roots and

a few steep climbs

More information: Click here



Zealandia Fenceline


Level: Intermediate to Experienced

Distance: Between 8km and 12km

Type: Well-maintained loop trail,

undulating with some steep climbs

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Sinclair Head Track


Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Distance: approximately 6km return

Type: Flat gravel track, uneven in a

few places

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Porirua


Colonial Knob


Level: Intermediate to Experienced

Distance: approximately 6km with

options to increase and shorten

Type: Mostly gravel loop track with

a few steep climbs

More information: Click here


Whitireia Park


Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Distance: 6.5km

Type: Loop trail with gravel and

farmland, few climbs

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Skyline Walkway


Level: Intermediate to Experienced

Distance: 13.5km

Type: One-way trail with a few

challenging climbs

More information: Click here


Hutt Valley


Hutt River


Level: Beginner to Experienced

Distance: 29km but possibility to

do a shorter section

Type: Flat gravel trail

More information: Click here




Belmont Dam via Korokoro Stream track


Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Distance: 8km return

Type: Reasonably flat trail with little climbs

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Mount Climie


Level: Experienced

Distance: 12km return

Type: Very steep gravel trail

More information: Click here




Kapiti


Queen Elizabeth Park


Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Distance: several different routes can

be chosen, approximately 3.5km

Type: Gravel and concrete trail with a few climbs

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Paekakariki Escarpment track


Level: Experienced

Distance: 10km one way, 20km return

Type: Gravel road with steep climbs

and stairs

More information: Click here


Wainui


Te Whiti Riser


Level: Intermediate to Experienced

Distance: 8km

Type: Loop trail with small climbs

More information: Click here



Eastbourne


Ridge Loop


Level: Intermediate to Experienced

Distance: 20km full loop,

main track 5.8km one-way

Type: Loop trail with steep climbs

in the forest

More information: Click here

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