NileGuide Expert tip:
Rangitoto is mostly sun-reflective volcanic rock and it gets very hot. Heed the advice given on the event's website as far as preparation.
This is the kind of race you can only run or cycle in a few places in the world and New Zealand is one of them. Participants need to register early to get a discount by clicking on the website. There is an off road marathon, an off road half-marathon, 30km and 50 km bikes and a new 10 km run/ walk event. The event raises money for conservation so, it's not only a challenge but you also get to help out the local flora and fauna.