If you've conquered a half-marathon and you need a new goal, why not try the Julian's Berry Farm and Cafe Toi's Challenge? Held every November, Toi's Challenge is one of Whakatane's most iconic annual events. It follows the beautiful Nga Tāpuwae o Toi track, named after a Māori chief who ruled the area about 800 years ago.
At 18km, Toi's is a bit shorter than a half-marathon, but the rugged terrain makes it a good deal harder. The stunning coastal and bush scenery provides plenty of distractions if you need it.
The 2022 event will be held on Sunday, November 20 and is run by the Whakatane Athletic and Harriers Club.
Special thanks to our gold sponsor, Julian's Berry Farm and Cafe,
for its continued support of Toi's Challenge.
SUPPORTING THE KIWI TRUST
We will again be supporting the Whakatane Kiwi Trust, with a percentage of every entry going to this worthwhile project. Entrants can also donate directly to the trust when they enter Toi's.
The Whakatane Kiwi Trust does an excellent job of nurturing and protecting the kiwi that call the bush around the Toi's route home. We are proud of Whakatane's status as the kiwi capital of the world.