2024 Middle-earth Halfling Marathon™

Support Cancer Society Waikato/Bay of Plenty in the 2024 Middle-earth Halfling Marathon™ - Sunday 24th March.

Prepare for an enchanting off-road trail running/walking journey through the bucolic landscape of the Shire™, as seen in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies.

The immersive and unique Middle-earth™ Halfling™ Marathon allows runners and walkers 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 pockets of lush forest scattered 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 legal of your adventure to the line across from The Shire's Rest.

All participants will receive a specially designed Middle-earth Halfling Marathon finisher's medal and official stein, with additional Middle-earth prizes for winners in all race distances.

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