Pukeiti Adventure Trail Run

Sunday, February 28th, 2021!!!

Please note - this is the NEW date post-COVID-19. All entries received for this year's event have been automatically carried over to the 2021 event. 

New to 2021 - the Pukeiti Adventure Trail Run is an adventure run held within the beautiful gardens and rainforest of Pukeiti. There are a variety of distance options including a 3km | 6km | 13km, a distance to suit everyone. 

Yes, this is a re-brand of the Pukeiti Puffer, but with three new courses! Plus, only the 13km get to climb to the top of the 'puffer' Pukeiti Trig! 


Event Information

Start times:

10am massed start for all distances: 3km - 6km - 13km

Please note: There will be a safety briefing for ALL competitors 5 min prior to the start of the event – it is compulsory for all participants’ to be present.

Entry Fees 

*Please note there is a $1 processing fee that is added to the price of registration.

Super Early Bird Pricing until Sunday, Jan 31st, 2021

3km - $5

6km - $10

13km - $15

Family price - $30 (Max 5 same family members for any distance) 

Early Bird Pricing Until Saturday, Feb 28th , 12pm

3km - $8

6km - $12

$13km - $18

Family price - $35 (Max 5 same family members for any distance) 

Late entry fee (can only be paid on the day at the event)

3km - $10

6km - $15

13km - $20

Family price - $40 (Max 5 same family members for any distance) 


All entered participants must register and collect their event number from the Event Centre within Pukeiti Gardens before 9:50 am on Sunday 28th February. 


3km - Click here for the GPS course map. One loop of the Pukeiti Gardens and surrounding tracks

6km - One loop of the Pukeiti rain forest (you do not climb to the summit)

13km - Click here for the GPS course map. One loop of the 6km course and one extra loop that includes climbing to the Pukeiti summit. 




It is recommended that each participant has the following equipment to ensure their safety:

Suitable footwear: Specific trail running shoes are the best option for grip and support, but traditional running shoes are also suitable, as long as they have sufficient tread remaining on the sole. 
Given the course is up in the Pukeiti ranges, a waterproof or wind-resistant jacket would be helpful: A jacket that will protect you from the changeable weather conditions is useful (but not compulsory), and can be tied around the waist if it is not needed.
It is highly recommended that participants have some warm dry clothes to change into after the event. 

Food and drink

All participants are required to be self-sufficient – there are no drink aid stations on the course.

We will be supplying electrolyte replacement drink at the finish area.

There is food and drink available before and after the event from the Cafe at Pukeiti Gardens. 

Location/Event Parking

Parking is available at Pukeiti Gardens on Carrington Road. 

Spot Prizes

Spot prizes will be awarded on the day. At the completion of your run, please check at the event centre to see if your registered number has been drawn for a spot prize.


Bryn Gibson from Bryn Gibson Massage and Natural Health will be there to offer massage - $10 for 10 min. Get in quick! 

Toilet facilities

There are toilet facilities within Pukeiti Gardens. 

NOTE: We are a low cost, no-frills event, we do not record participant times but you are encouraged to time yourself. 

Event Details


Pukeiti Gardens - Carrington Road - Taranaki

Event Date:

Sunday 28 February 2021
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Telephone: +64273069281
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