After this year's epic Whaka 100 weekend, we've made the tough decision to discontinue the Whaka Miler event distance. This move comes in light of the many logistical challenges and limited participation, which have rendered the current format unsustainable.
The 'Whaka Miler,' renowned as the longest distance available in the race (and in New Zealand) started at the early hour of 5 a.m. and pushed riders into the late evening, providing an exceptionally demanding challenge. However, it also posed significant demands on our event organisation, including the need for an additional staff and extensive course marking efforts.
We want to express our heartfelt gratitude to all the participants, supporters, and fans who have been a part of the Whaka Miler over the last two years. We'd also like to extend our sincere appreciation to DCA Architects of Transformation, sponsor of the Miler for their support.
Although the Whaka Miler may be on ice for now, we’re looking at bringing it back for the 20th Anniversary in 2026.
If you want to stay in the loop on the Miler, and Whaka 100 in general, then sign up for updates here.
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