Venture beyond the door: A major and very exciting development project will be underway on the movie set
from March - December 2023. Learn more here. 

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Halfling Event Village

Located at The Shire's Rest, the Halfling Event Village will be a hive of activity for participants, supporters and spectators at the event.
The event village will open from 11.00am until 8.00pm on event day and will be accessible throughout the duration of the event offering entertainment for the whole family.

You can expect:

  • Interactive fun for all ages
  • Entertainment from both our live MC and musicians 
  • A variety of eateries to cater to even the hungriest of Hobbits

The Halfling Event Village is also where you and your fellowship will enjoy prize giving 5.45pm. Take a seat and enjoy the atmosphere as you and your fellowship celebrate the journey you have completed together. There will be prizes for first place in each distance, running and walking categories as well best dressed and a variety of spot prizes to be won. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I need to bring cash to purchase food and beverages at the event or is there eftpos?

    Cash is king though some of our food suppliers will have eftpos options available.

  • What are the Transport options?

    We will be offering free return transport options from central locations in Matamata and Cambridge and there will be ample parking available at each location. A full schedule and confirmed locations will be shared soon.

  • Can I bring some friends/family along to support?

    Of course, we would love for you to bring your fellowship along to support. Supporters and spectators will be able to access the Halfling Event Village at The Shire’s Rest throughout the race duration and will be able to access the start and finish lines at set times. Only race participants will be able to access the Movie Set and surrounding farmland during the race. 

  • Will spectators be able to enter Hobbiton Movie Set to see the runners?

    Not during the event. Only event participants will enter the Movie Set as a part of their event course. Spectators will be able to access the Halfling Village at The Shire's Rest, and the start and finish line zones at Buckland Landing. 

    We will be offering a range of special exclusive tour experiences for spectators and participants on the Sunday to enjoy a visit to the Movie Set on the Sunday, or the opportunity to join one of our regularly scheduled tours at a special rate. You will be sent information on how to access these exclusive deals within your event confirmation. 

  • Can I bring my dog?

    Dogs are not permitted on the event course or at the Event Village unless they are service dogs. 

    Please note that we can not ensure that this message gets to everybody who may come to spectate or enjoy the Event Village. We kindly ask that you please let any spectators or supporters who may be joining you on event day know this. 

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