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Sunday 18 November 2018


PTB movie by Sportzhub and running action by Brad & Damien.
P.S. Turn this puppy up loud!

Results from 2017
Peak Trail Blazer

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One Peak, Two Trails.

The Choice is Yours


Tainui Trail - 3.5 km

Blitz the Tainui Trail on our specially designed course from the Tainui Reserve, up through Hikanui Pa, and home along Joll Road to finish at Havelock North Primary. Adults are more than welcome on this course too, take the first step…

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Te Mata Peak Trail - 12.8 km

Starting at Havelock North Primary, head through the Tainui Trail to the top of Te Mata Peak and back, enjoying the view and fresh air along the way. Sure, there’ll be some sweat involved, but the rewards and kudos will be well worth it!

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The Crowned Ones!

Our highly sought after clubs for the fast ones. The Scorchers Sub 50 & The Hall of Flames Sub 60 minutes clubs. 105 names now hang in our hallowed halls!

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to see the crowned ones!

Gold Sponsors

Getting our event off the ground just wouldn't be possible without our fabulous team of sponsors. TRUE STORY. Oh, how we love 'em!

Peak Trail Blazer Fun Facts

Donated to Community
Total Participants
Sausages Eaten
Raised for HNPS

The Peak Trail Blazer has an incredible sense of camaraderie amongst its competitors - no matter their goal. A slog to the top is rewarded with incredible panoramic views followed by an exhilarating descent. To top it off its all for a good cause!

— Eric Speakman, Rod McDonald Wines King of the Peak 2015 & 2016
and course record holder!

Peak Trail Blazer

2017 PTB ChampS

Lucas Duross

Rod McDonald Wines King of the Peak

Ruby Muir

HB Ortodontic
Queen of the Peak

Ronan Lee, Lindisfarne College

Up & Coming
Te Mata peak

Clara Braun, Havelock North High School

Up & Coming
Te Mata peak

Max Thornton, Haumoana School

Prince of Tainui
(U12 yrs)

Sian Llewellyn, Clive School

Princess of Tainui
(U12 yrs)

Cedric Murphy

Te Mata Peak
Male Walk

Anna Treadwell

te mata peak
Female walk

The Other Team, Havelock North Intermediate

Te Mata Peak
Team Walk

Hot Shots, Havelock North Intermediate

te mata peak
TEam run

Silver Sponsors

Getting our event off the ground just wouldn't be possible without our fabulous team of sponsors. TRUE STORY. Oh, how we love 'em!

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Peak Trail Blazer Details

One Peak, two trails.

3.5 km


Open to all, take the first step

Tainui Reserve → Hikanui Pa → Havelock North Primary

  • 5 yrs-11 yrs - $10
  • 12 yrs + - $15
  • Adult Chaperones - Free (no timing or spot prizes though)
  • Prince and Princess of Tainui $150 ASB account
  • Start time & location
    10am at Tainui Reserve, Havelock North

12.8 km


Run or Walk

Havelock North Primary → Te Mata Peak → Return

  • Individuals - $25
  • Team - $60
  • $500 Cash for the Fastest Dash, $150 2nd, $50 3rd
  • Rod McDonald Wines King of the Peak
  • Hawke's Bay Orthodontic Queen of the Peak
  • The Scorchers sub-50 minute club
  • Hall of Flames sub-60 minute club
  • Up & Coming 11-17 yrs $150 each from Go Healthy
  • Lucky Legs fastest up + down $50 each Specsavers
  • Start time & location
    Walkers at 8am and runners at 9am, both from HN Primary


A race you will never forget! Simply the best way to get that stunning Te Mata Peak view and a bit puffed all in one! One of the best event atmospheres in all respects!
Amber Morrison, Aesthetic Dental Queen of the Peak 2012
I love talking to first-timers at registration - the excitement they feel is infectious. You can see their sense of pride and achievement at the end of the race when they're cheered up the finish chute. The PTB is a great stepping stone to other events, or just a super fun way to spend a great day in the Bay!
Nicki Young, Super-volunteer & PTB competitor
Fantastic course with stunning views from the Peak. Fast and twisting descent. Great race for both the experienced athlete and those new to trail running. Great, family atmosphere!
Graeme Bee, Rod McDonald Wines King of the Peak 2012
There’s something about the Peak Trail Blazer that makes it truly unique – maybe it’s a combination of accomplishing the Peak itself, being immersed in an awesome community environment and seeing an event run and executed to the standard of some of New Zealand’s best races. Regardless, it’s one I thoroughly enjoy being a part of and can’t wait to see it grow
Laura Nagel, Hawke's Bay Orthodontics Queen of the Peak 2016

Past Races Photo Gallery

Peak Trail Blazer 2016

Peak Trail Blazer 2013

Peak Trail Blazer 2012

Peak Trail Blazer 2010


Peak Trail Blazer
Havelock North
Hawke's Bay


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