With diverse trail views that will take your breath away the Faultline Miler shows that trail bliss doesn’t have to be in the middle of nowhere. The insanity has everything you think a trail Ultra should have plus a whole lot more.
Traversing the spectacular hills of Wellington it connects the incredible Kāpiti Coast Beach to Wellington harbour and boasts some of the best views and most diverse terrain of any Ultra on the planet. For every climb there is a spectacular view that awaits you, for every step of pain there is single track magnificence and for every seed of doubt there are memories that will last forever. The course takes you through 6 separate Mountain Bike trail parks, river trail, multiple climbs, WW2 bunkers, marinas and you will finish right in the heart of the best little city in the World in what will be the ultimate Ultra finishing experience.
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- UP – 4808m
- DOWN – 4807m
- Timing Chip
- Full medical assistance
- Drop bag tags
- Aid stations
- Post-event headquarters in the heart of Wgtn
- Finishers medal
All finishers will receive a Faultline taonga.
Saturday the 20th of April 2024
|Super Early Bird||Early Bird||Faultline Standard|
|Jul 11 – Aug 6||Aug 7 – Oct 30||Oct 31 – Apr 12|
4:30 am – Whararoa Farm
There will be six hubs on course. Hubs are major areas on course that are easy to access with vehicles at specific locations where participants can check in with their crew, receive any medical assistance, rest/sleep and are bag drop spots. You can top up hydration and nutrition also. These are additional to Aid stations. Pacers can only start from these locations. Hub locations are subject to change.
- Totara Park – approx. 36km
- Belmont Regional Park – approx. 59km
- Porirua Train Station – approx. 78km
- Johnsonville – approx. 96km,
- Karori Makara Peak Mtb Park – approx. 126km
- Berhampore – approx. 149km.
Aid Stations will consist of hydration and nutrition, approx 14 on course. Specific aid station information TBA.
Pacers are only to provide company and conversation. They are to not carry or provide any items for the runner.
Transport will be available for athletes to get to their designated start points. This will be available to purchase through your race roster registration portal at a later date.
Event Expo will be in Wellington city centre Thursday/Friday 18/19 April. Location TBC
Finish line will be in Wellington City Centre.
18 Years age of race day.
Cut off time
- Drop bag points are available at any of the 6 Event Hubs:
- You will be supplied with a bag drop label corresponding to each Event Hub.
- Drop bags must not contain any glass.
- All liquids must be in secure containers
- We cannot move bags between aid stations for you, i.e. you must provide a bag for each location where you wish to have personal supplies.
- Bags must be soft and of reasonable size.
Verification of a 50km trail run completed within 10 hours, within 12 months of The Faultline Ultras, Strava or other GPX weblink or evidence of a similar endurance event (IRONMAN). Please email for confirmation of acceptance.
- for ALL pace support people also
- Seam Sealed Jacket – with hood
- Thermal leggings – must be thermal no cotton or lycra
- Thermal Top – must be thermal no cotton or lycra
- Beanie – thermal
- Gloves – thermal
- Phone with GPX file on it in a plastic sealed bag
- Emergency Blanket
- Headlamp – plus spare batteries or a second lamp unit
- Basic first aid – bandage, plasters
Your adventure starts at Whareroa Stream on the Kāpiti Coast Beach. Wind your way out of this historic park and up through Whareroa Farm into the Akatarawa Forest. You will hit just over 400m of elevation on this first climb but over the course of 8km, it is an easy run to get you into rhythm.
Following a lovely descent through intense bush your first big challenge awaits. 300m of climbing over 2km to the highest point on the course. From the top of Pram track be prepared for some more undulations before exiting into the Hutt Valley and the first Hub. A 7km river trail awaits that is slightly downhill the entire way which gives you the chance to stretch your legs before the second big climb.
Dry Creek takes you into Belmont regional park and the climb up bolder hill will provide the right balance of hurt and reward as you reach the top. Belmont Park gives you access to your second Mountain Bike trail and 4 degrees is one of the nicest climbs around. From Belmont be inspired as you run around the dress circle and underneath a truly magnificent feat of engineering as you pass under Transmission Gully on your way into Porirua.
This is the first city element of the event. But you wouldn’t know it as you wind your way downhill through Bothemly Park into Porirua for a brief stop before climbing the magnificent Te Ara Utiwai that takes you to the top of Rangituhi. Be sure to be here during daylight hours as the views are truly magnificent. Rangituhi is the start of our ridgeline run that is going to link you to Wellington.
From Rangituhi you will run through Spicer Forest linking up with the skyline track that connects you to Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park. Lose yourself in the amazing trails (so good you will do a couple of laps). Salvation takes you to more trail brilliance as you run around Zealandia, where the birdsong will cheer you on as you connect into Waimapihi, one of the jewels in Wellington’s trail crown.
With 20km to go weave through the urban maze of trails through southern Wellington, past the zoo, then North up to Mount Victoria. From here enjoy the very different macrocarpa and pine trails until your final journey along the waterfront to your rightful place in Wellington Folklore.
4808m of climbing. 160km of work. An entire lifetime of memories. A heart full of joy.