The WAI Running Festival

Amazing views you'll see for the WAI Running Festival

The WAI Running Festival, from 19-22 November 2020, includes 2 main events and plenty more, so come along and spend the week enjoying the sights of the glorious Wairarapa! 

To enter any of these events visit the WAI Running Festival website here.

The WAI Running Festival, WAI2K on 20th Nov will see runners take on a challenging course around the amazing hills of the Wairarapa and includes 2 main events.

The WAI2K has been split into the following categories:

101km Ultra Marathon, 83km Ultra Marathon, 61km Ultra Marathon and 43km Marathon. Also a 2-Person Relay (101km or 83km split between 2 runners)

The Greytown Rail Trails WAI NOT Family fun day/last person standing event is on Sunday 22nd Nov 2020.

Choose to run what you feel on the day. The person who can run the furthest over the day wins. A fun family day out - dress up and join the fun. $20 entrance fee  - the event will support the Greytown Trails Trust. 


The base for the week is the beautiful Tauherenikau Racecourse. Runners and families can book at the Tauherenikau Racetrack Ranch & Motorhome Park. There is ample room for tents, Motor homes, and Caravans, or if you need a room in the accommodation block there are 38 beds (8 doubles and 22 singles twin share) available.

We've gots plenty of other great accommodation options too - that you can book right here. Or our friendly i-SITE Visitor Information team can book for you - just give them a call.