Sat, 30 Apr

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Matamata

Middle-earth Halfling Marathon

The immersive and unique Middle-earth Halfling Marathon™ allows runners and walkers of all levels to explore the unspoiled rolling green hills and storybook landscapes of the Waikato countryside.

Middle-earth Halfling Marathon

Time & Location

30 Apr, 2:30 pm

Matamata, Unnamed Road, Matamata 3472, New Zealand

About the Event

The immersive and unique Middle-earth Halfling Marathon™ allows runners and walkers of all levels to explore the unspoiled rolling green hills and storybook landscapes of the Waikato countryside. The track will cover a diverse terrain - from twists and turns over grassy knolls to spectacular vistas with 360 views. Cross trickling streams into vibrant green pastures and through lush pockets of scattered tree-lines across the farmland.

All distances will journey through sites and scenes from the epic trilogies including some locations previously only ventured to by wizards and never-before accessed by the public. Participants will roam through the picturesque village of Hobbiton, through Gandalf’s Cutting, past the Sackville™ Orchard and up to Bag End before weaving down to Bagshot Row and past the sparkling lakefront. If time allows, stop for a brief refreshment at The Green Dragon™ Inn before the final leg of your adventure to the finish line across from The Shire’s Rest™. Learn more about the course here.

All participants will receive a specially designed Middle-earth Halfling Marathon medal with additional Middle-earth prizes for winners in all race distances.

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