Run With Purpose


200 years ago most of the Coromandel peninsula was covered in Kauri Forest. Today very few of these majestic giants of the forest remain.

Each year the Spirit of Coromandel Trust will plant a kauri tree along the trail for every competitor that takes part in The Great Kauri Run. The trust will also undertake to maintain the trees in the important first few years of growth.

To date 3,385  kauri  have been planted covering a distance of 13km, and these can be seen at the beginning of the Waikawau Trail all the way to the White Star Station.

Our vision is to plant 10,000 trees over the next ten years and to create an avenue of Kauri all the way from Waikawau to Coromandel.