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Published April 21st 2019
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Love Lake Taupo (image JW)


A free scenic run in the environs of Lake Taupo is held at 8am every Saturday morning. Taupo Parkrun has been running since 21 January 2017 and is well organised with a friendly group of local volunteers. The pathway has permanent distance markers and there are toilets and car parking near the start/finish.

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The start line (Facebook image)


Run, jog or walk with by yourself or with friends and family. Well behaved dogs are welcome. You will be sure to enjoy the course as it is a beautiful and peaceful part of the lake away from the town. Taupo Parkrun heads south from Two Mile Bay reserve for 2.5km on a flat shared trail pathway with the turnaround point near Four Mile Bay.

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A pathway of beautiful views (image JW)


As with all Parkruns, you need to be registered and take a printed copy of your barcode to the event. Registration is simple and only needs to be done once no matter where you run anywhere in the world.

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Head south for 2.5km (image JW)


As Lake Taupo is a popular tourist destination, the volunteers are used to welcoming people from countries such as the UK, South Africa and Australia. If you go the Two Mile Bay Sailing Club for post-run coffe.e you could even make some new friends.


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The turn around point (Facebook image)



Start your weekend with fresh air and views by joining in the Taupo Parkrun.
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Why? Fitness and fun
When: Saturdays 8am
Where: Two Mile Bay Reserve Mapou Road Taupo
Cost: Free
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