23 March 2024


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Website https://www.hobbitontours.com/halflingmarathon/

The Middle-earth Halfling Marathon takes Halflings on a journey through sites and scenes from the epic trilogies including some locations previously only ventured to by wizards and never-before accessed by the public. Participants will roam through the picturesque village of Hobbiton, through Gandalf’s Cutting, past the Sackville™ Orchard and up to Bag End before weaving down to Bagshot Row and past the sparkling lakefront. If time allows, a stop for a brief refreshment at The Green Dragon™ Inn before the final leg of the adventure to the finish line across from The Shire’s Rest™

Halfling Marathon 21.1km Run or Walk, Eleventy-first 11.1km Run or Walk
Start times:  2.10pm for Halfling Marathon Run, 2.20pm for Halfling Marathon Walk, 3.10pm for Eleventy-first Run and 3.20pm for Eleventy-first Walk
Start & Finish line: The Shire’s Rest, 501 Buckland Road, Hinuera

Middle-earth Halfling Marathon

Hobbiton™ Movie Set Tours Buckland Road, Matamata, New Zealand

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Cambridge is close to some of New Zealand's major international attractions like Hobbiton, Waitomo Caves, Hamilton Gardens and Tauranga. Yet with plenty of unique local attractions, events and dining options - and a friendly, relaxed town ambience - you may not want to leave!

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Sanctuary Mountain

30 min

Hamilton Gardens

15 min

Cambridge i-Site


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Waitomo Caves

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