Registrations are closed

Sorry all registrations are now closed. However at this stage there may be a handful of spaces still left so please email to enquire, first in first served. If you are looking to cancel your registration, please contact There is no refund after this date however it is important you do not swap bibs with another competitor for safety reasons.

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Fiordland Trails Trust - Meridian Hydro Half Marathon

The inaugural Half Marathon proudly organized by the Fiordland Trails Trust and sponsored by Meridian

Fiordland known for its wilderness and breathtaking scenery is the stunning and spectacular backdrop for this inaugural half marathon.

Running under the snow capped mountains, through sections of beech forests and along the crystal clear Waiau River to finish up at the Lakefront town of Te Anau is set to become a firm favourite and regular fixture in the running calendar.

Be one of the privileged few to boast that you completed this event in it’s infant years and became part of the Fiordland Trails Trust running history.

Funds raised from the event will go towards maintaining the Lake2lake trail and potentially growing this event in the future

Race Route

Starting at the location of the original Hydro Construction Village,  the race crosses the Te Anau-Manapouri Highway and drops into Balloon Loop where it joins the Fiordland Trails Lake2lake track and heads on past Rainbow Reach, Horseshoe Bend and onto Queens Reach.

With Mt Titiroa behind you and the World Heritage Fiordland National Park to your left, the scenery will entertain even the seasoned runner. The route follows the Upper Waiau River before finally reaching the Lake Te Anau Control gates. From here along the lakefront trail, the finish line at the Marakura Yacht Club in Te Anau awaits.

Registration details

Registration opened  7th June and has been extended to close on the 10th Aug. 

Full details on the website

Unfortunately, due to the late confirmation of route which was as a result of delayed permissions, concessions and sponsorship, we are not able to offer a 10km this year or a youth option

Numbers are limited so be in quick to secure yourself a place

Group registrations also available