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The Big Kid Adventure Run

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The Big Kid – No Kidding! Is a very groovy and grunty 18km alpine adventure run starting in Horopito near Smash Palace and heading up to the start of the Mangaturuturu Track to the hut to join the main Goat course for the last 3km

Is The Big Kid For You?
- First, don't be fooled by the name.  The Big Kid is an epic running adventure!  If you are looking for a trail running challenge - look no further!

- Miss out on The Goat in 2019? Want to do your first Goat or repeat The Goat course in the coming years?  Well, the final 20% of the Goat Course is exactly how the Big Kid course ends.  From the Mangaturuturu Hut, up to the silica cascade waterfall before hitting Mama’s Mile (the toughest mile in Kiwi trail running)  to the finish line in Turoa the Goats are together with the Big Kids. 

- The Big Kid Adventure Run starts in Horopito and 75% of the Big Kid course is on the Mangaturuturu back country track. The Big Kid is 2km shorter and a couple of notches off the toughness & technical scale of The Goat but is still a very challenging, yet achievable alpine adventure run. The key difference is while The Goat Tongariro destroys you with approx 1200m of ascent and 1200m of descent, The Big Kid provides plenty of up (approx 1050m) but only approx 200m of descent.

Entries for the Big Kid Adventure Run (Saturday 7th December 2019) will officially open on Monday 22nd July at 9.30am 

Check out the Big Kid Adventure run for more information or to book your spot in this epic race! 

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