Established in 1991, the Crazyman is one of NZ's longest running multisport events. Based around the icon outdoor elements of Wellington's Hutt City this 56k scenic tour showcases the hills, beaches, harbour and river that make our Capital the outdoor wonderland that it is.
Participants enter solo or in teams, in either the full multisport format (13k Kayak, 28k Mountain Bike, 13k Trail Run) or as duathletes (mountain bike/run).
Challenging, achievable and spectacular, this is an event for all ages, abilities and backgrounds. In short, you'd be "crazy not to" contemplate the Crazyman... It's a "Hell of an event"!
For multisporters the Crazyman kicks off with a scenic sea kayak across Wellington's eastern harbour bays, from Days Bay in Eastbourne to the iconic Petone Wharf and Hutt River. If you can paddle a sea kayak or beginner multisport kayak for an hour in harbour conditions, then you are capable of the Crazyman kayak section.
This epic ride up the Hutt River Trail and over Belmont Regional Park takes in a secret tunnel, the 442m high Boulder Hill, old WWII bunkers, historic horse and cart trails, and several kilometres of single track. The challenging 28k is achievable by anyone who can handle a hilly two hour mtb ride. That's if the views don't take your breath away.
This spectacular run is a fitting finale. From Belmont Regional Park's historic Woolshed, you'll scout around Belmont Trig and follow Korokoro Stream's beautiful bush tracks to finish by the iconic Petone Wharf. If you can handle an hour off-road with a few hills along the way, you're capable of completing the Crazyman run.