Wairakei Resort Taupo
SATURDAY 19 JUNE 2021
Join us on the shortest day and the darkest night.
Run or walk 5km, 12km or 21km through steaming fields on single track.
Then relax and soak in the hottest pools.
3 amazing course options
This is a great course for those starting out, young kids and families wanting to experience the Possum.
Action packed fun filled circuit of some of the coolest and hottest features of the Wairakei Tourist Park.
There will be ups and downs, gulleys, ridges and bridges. Pack a good headlamp, pace yourself and set forth into the darkness. All on an epic single lap course.
Welcome runners and walkers to The Possum
News Update Sunday 13 June 2021 at 7:30pm – entries are full.
ENTRIES ARE FULL. Well done to everyone who has entered the Led Lenser Possum. We are now full and can not take any more entries. There will be no entries on the day. Please also note that entries are not transferable. You can not take part in the event using another person’s race bib.
News Update Tuesday 8 June 2021 at 5:00pm – entries will be capped
Hi everyone. The Possum night trail run is proving very popular this year so we will have to cap entries at 1,600. There are only 100 spaces available, so be in quick if you want to be part of the event that lights the night. If spaces sell out on line, there will be no entries taken on the day.
Experience the Wairakei Resort – Craters Mountain Bike Park – Craters of the Moon Geothermal Walkway like never before!
If you are looking for fun, adventure and personal challenge, plus a way to stay fit in the winter months then the Possum is for you.
Running or walking at night is just awesome and the trails we have lined up for you are super fun. The Craters of the Moon geothermal walkway is a real treat where you get to run or walk through a geothermal wonderland. There will be steam from the ground and probably steam from your body as you take on the ups and downs, gulleys, ridges and bridges.
Reflective course markings will light the path to follow and Marshals at key locations will keep you on course and provide lots of encouragement.
After the big night out, grab some dinner from the menu offered by the Wairakei Resort and soak in a geothermal hot pool to warm up and relax.
Ledlenser NEO6R headlamp
Bright, light and rechargeable!
Use a Ledlenser headlamp at the Possum and be in to win a share of $1,000 of amazing Ledlenser headlamp prizes.
STUNNING GEOTHERMAL COURSE
Steam filled single track and tunnels all lit up for your enjoyment.
FUN, CHALLENGE AND ADVENTURE
Choose between 5km, 12km or 21km of epic off-road trail.
IT’S YOUR RACE AT YOUR PACE
We encourage both walkers and runners, and those who do a bit of both.
LIGHT THE NIGHT
It’s time to dress up in your brightest, craziest outfit!
MAKE IT A WEEKEND AT THE WAIRAKEI RESORT
Great rooms, thermally heated pools, a golf course, a fitness centre and exceptional cuisine make Wairakei Resort THE place to stay.
Epic … such fun. kids smashed the 5km. 21km is trail goodness … spa .. apres… a must. Next time we’ll stay at the resort. an annual event for us now. a must
We had so much fun running the inaugural Possum night run almost 2 weeks ago,
Starting at Wairakei resort, Flowing into the ups and downs of Taupo’s mountain bike tracks then into running along the boardwalk in steamy craters of the moon with it’s own light show going on, up a few more hills and twists and turns then a sweet single track downhill all the way to finish. It was a solid run and a goodie! Thanks @thepossumnightrun for a great night trail run you guys put on an awesome event