Back Country Cuisine
ALPS 2 OCEAN ULTRA RUN
February 25th 2018 - March 3rd 2018
Second edition: February 24th 2019 - March 2nd 2019
The ultimate adventure race, Alps 2 Ocean Ultra, was a dream that quickly became a reality. And it’s now only weeks until the 126 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 316km 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.
Registration for Back Country Cuisine Alps 2 Ocean ultra Run 2019 will be opening on the 5th of December 2017