ALPS 2 OCEAN ULTRA RUN
Third edition: 23rd February - 29th February 2020
The ultimate adventure race, Alps 2 Ocean Ultra, was a dream that quickly became a reality. 135 entrants will be pushing through the pain barriers, yet still soaking up the incredible sights of our backyard. From the base of New Zealand’s Highest mountain, Mount Cook, to the small, historic town of Oamaru, perched on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, this rugged 323km race passes by eight lakes, takes in valleys, rivers and diverse terrain. It is set to challenge the hardiest athlete, yet allow virgin ultra-athletes to test their mettle.
Run by an enthusiastic, committed team of tireless volunteers, backed by a generous range of sponsors, all proceeds from Alps 2 Ocean are heading right back into the community and the uptake of registrations means that a difference will be made. The event answers the question about why our country has not yet hosted an ultra-staged race, and the uptake of entries shows the need there was for it.
1. To bring people to Godzone and showcase our amazing country. Check. √
2. To host an inclusive race – catering for the elite athlete to the bucket lister. Check √
3. To contribute any profits to the community, with a focus on youth. We’ll make this transparent via our social media channels.