As the Buller Gorge Marathon gears up for its 2024 edition, we can’t help but reflect on the remarkable history that has unfolded across the scenic landscapes of the Buller and West Coast region. Operating for 41 years, this iconic marathon has become more than just a race—it’s a celebration of community spirit, endurance, and the breathtaking beauty that defines our newest region.

Since its inception in 1983, the Buller Gorge Marathon has evolved into a pivotal event, drawing participants and spectators from far and wide. This event not only tests the mettle of avid runners but also serves as a beacon of unity, bringing the community together. The stunning backdrop of the Buller Gorge, with its lush forests and pristine rivers, provides a captivating stage for this annual spectacle.

But beyond the physical challenges it poses, the Buller Gorge Marathon injects vitality into our local community. With over 1000 participants and visitors each year, the economic impact is undeniable. Local businesses thrive as the region bustles with energy, creating a ripple effect that extends far beyond the marathon course. From accommodation to dining, the marathon has become a catalyst for economic growth, injecting much-needed revenue into our vibrant community.

Behind the scenes, an army of dedicated volunteers works tirelessly to orchestrate this monumental event. From logistics to support stations, their commitment ensures the smooth execution of the Buller Gorge Marathon. Today, we extend our heartfelt appreciation to these unsung heroes who make it possible for thousands to experience the magic of the marathon each year.

Hilton Haulage and Community Commitment:

At Hilton Haulage, we believe in the strength of community bonds. As a proud sponsor of the Buller Gorge Marathon 2024, we are honoured to align ourselves with an event that mirrors our values of perseverance and community support.

Our sponsorship is not just a logo on the marathon banners; it’s a commitment to the Buller and West Coast community. By supporting events like the Buller Gorge Marathon, we aim to strengthen our relationship within the community, building a foundation based on trust, collaboration, and shared success.

As we countdown to Race Day – February 10, the team at Hilton Haulage invites you to be part of this celebration, cheer on the runners, applaud the volunteers, and embrace the sense of community that defines our newest region.

Register now for the Buller Gorge Marathon, Half Marathon and Heritage 10km Fun Run. Every entry helps support maintenance along the Kawatiri Coastal Trail.