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Middle-earth Halfling Marathon™

Saturday 2 April 2022

The immersive and unique Middle-earth Halfling Marathon™ allows runners and walkers of all levels to explore the unspoiled rolling green hills and storybook landscapes of the Waikato countryside. The track will cover a diverse terrain - from twists and turns over grassy knolls to spectacular vistas with 360 views. Cross trickling streams into vibrant green pastures and through lush pockets of scattered tree-lines across the farmland.

All distances will journey through sites and scenes from the epic trilogies including some locations previously only ventured to by wizards and never-before accessed by the public. Participants will roam through the picturesque village of Hobbiton, through Gandalf’s Cutting, past the Sackville™ Orchard and up to Bag End before weaving down to Bagshot Row and past the sparkling lakefront. If time allows, stop for a brief refreshment at The Green Dragon™ Inn before the final leg of your adventure to the finish line across from The Shire’s Rest™. Learn more about the course here.

All participants will receive a specially designed Middle-earth Halfling Marathon medal with additional Middle-earth prizes for winners in all race distances.

Win a Weekend in the Mighty Waikato! 

Enter before 31 January 2022 and opt into the draw to win your Middle-earth Halfling Marathon registration, accommodation and activities in the Waikato region thanks to Hamilton & Waikato Tourism.

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Middle-earth Halfling Marathon Merchandise 

Check out our exclusive range of merchandise now available. Place your order online as part of your registration and pick it up on the event date! 

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MIDDLE-EARTH HALFLING MARATHON, MIDDLE EARTH, HOBBITON and THE LORD OF THE RINGS, and the characters, places, items and events therein, are trademarks or registered trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company dba Middle-earth Enterprises (SZC) used under license by Rings Scenic Tours Limited and Wingnut Film Productions Limited, which are independently owned and operated. All rights reserved.