The Nugget Event Options


  • Full Nugget MultiSport Race — for individuals or teams.
  • Half Nugget Duathlon — for individuals or teams.
  • 23 km Adventure Trail Run or Walk.
  • 10 km Trail Run or Walk.
  • 6 km Trail Run or Walk.

Full Nugget Multisport Race

The 'big dog' of the event, the Full Nugget Multisport Race is a must-do on every multisporter's calendar. Road bike, kayak, trail run, and mountain bike your way from downtown Waihi to Waihi Beach, Homunga Bay, and back to our spectacular finish line at Waihi's iconic pumphouse.


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The Half Nugget Duathlon

The Half Nugget is a Trail Run/MTB Duathlon over the same trail run, mountain bike, and final run course as the Full Nugget. You'll start on Waihi Beach and finish at the Cornish Pumphouse in Waihi.


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23 km Adventure Run/Walk

The Nugget long course run/walk has a well-deserved reputation as one of the best off-road runs around. It starts with a bang on beautiful Waihi Beach and combines an amazing single-track in coastal native bush with lush farmland and interesting heritage features.


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10 km Run/Walk

Take an all off-road run or walk on the cool trails around the historic township of Waihi. The course starts under the towering poppet headframe and leads you onto the Martha Mine Pit Rim Walkway. You'll venture through old mining heritage areas and pass through exotic and native bush and along a scenic riverside trail, before heading back to finish at the Cornish Pumphouse.


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6 km Run/Walk

Based around Waihi’s unique Pit Rim Walkway and the Union Hill heritage area, this course is ideal for those who want to be part of the Nugget and get a taste of off-road running. It's also perfect for kids and families.


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