Peak Trail Blazer 2021

PEAK TRAIL BLAZER UPDATE – 12km Te Mata Peak Trail Run Cancelled

The Peak Trail Blazer Committee would like to give you all an update on where we are at with the Peak Trail Blazer in these uncertain times.

The current COVID-19 Delta outbreak and accompanying lockdowns and restrictions continue to present a challenging time for events.

We have made the difficult decision to cancel the Te Mata Peak Trail, offering refunds, deferrals to next year (Nov 20th) or a virtual event. An email to these participants will be sent over the next few days outlining the details.

However, we are planning to still run the Tainui Trail. This event will look quite different from previous years and will be run in age and gender categories, to ensure we meet the level 2 guidelines. It will also start and finish at Tainui this year.

The Peak Trail Blazer is a 100% fundraising event, which is this year raising funds for Re-Source Charity and Havelock North Primary.

The Peak Trail Blazer Committee will keep everyone updated on the Tainui Trail plans and thank you for your support.

Best Regards,

Catherine Wedd


Dubbed by online running magazine Running Plus as “the little event with the big heart” the Peak Trail Blazer began as a modest fundraising outing for the School organised by three parents who had youngsters at the school but has grown to the stage where last year there were more than ??600 people taking part in the competitive and recreational walks and runs. It has also appeared firmly on the running calendar and has attracted top athletes.

People can run or walk and there is a short and a long course – there’s the ability for people of all ages and fitness levels to take part. Come join in the fun and get fit at the same time.

The event raises money for the school and also 1-2 local charities within the community each year.

To find out more

On Friday mornings at school there is a “Chug-a-lugs” running group that introduces children to short distance running. It’s a very relaxed running group for all ages and abilities to get a little fitter, run better and grow in confidence. We meet at 7.20am at the school hall every Friday during the school term, ready to run at 7.30am after a few stretches. Apart from a pair of sneakers, no special clothing is required and most run in their uniform. We usually start together and then break into smaller groups, depending on ability and keenness, and the runs range from 10-30 minutes. We do need parent support to ensure ratio for safety. We have breakfast in the hall afterwards, BYO but we supply the milk. There is no charge to be part of the Chug A Lugs. To find out more and fill in a consent / medical form email