2018 Race Overview


Included in your entry:

Race pack

Finishing medal

1 x night accommodation (Saturday 3rd March)

Welcome meal (Friday 23rd February)

Last supper (Saturday 24th February)

Finishing meal and prize giving (Saturday 3rd March)

Shuttle service around Oamaru (Weds 21st Feb to Friday 23rd Feb)

Packed lunch for transit day (Sat 24th Feb)

Transportation to first camp (Sat 24th Feb)

Check points with water, electrolytes, sun block,

Hot and cold water available at each camp site for both breakfast and dinner

Medical staff

Tents to stay in at each camp 

There are a couple of other surprises in store, which I don’t want to give away but I am pretty sure you will love and appreciate them.




You will be able to pick up your race pack from Wednesday 21st February 2018

Registration will start Friday 23rd February 2018 at 9am

Gear check will start Friday 23rd February 2018 at 9am (you will be put in alphabetical groups and given a time slot)


Welcome Meal:

This will be held on Friday night the 23rd February 2018 and will start at 6pm. You are going to love this!!!! Hosted by Portside Restaurant and Bar



To keep the cost of the race to a minimum we have decided to only include accommodation for Saturday the 3rd March 2018 (finish day).

We recommend that you arrive into town on the Wednesday 21st February 2018 to get settled in.  We will be able to help out with any problems you may have during that time and will set up a congregation point.

I suggest you book your accommodation early.

Oamaru is a small town and most services are within walking distance.

We will be running a shuttle service from Wednesday 21st February to allow runners to get around Oamaru with ease. 


Transit day:

Saturday 24th February 2018

We will meet at the Historic Precinct at 8am where you will take part in a traditional New Zealand custom. 

We will be running shuttles to pick up both you and your gear. The bags that you are not taking will be stored away and hopefully you will not get to see them again for 7 days.

From there we will board buses and head toward our starting destination, with a lunch stop along the way. We will supply a packed lunch for this trip

Once we arrive at our first camp you will be able to sit back and enjoy the amazing surroundings and reflect on the journey to get this far. This is quite a special place.

A traditional Kiwi dinner will be supplied.


Race day:

More information on this will come later  

Day 1 - Will have two stages total distance approximately 60k

Day 2 - Approximately 52k

Day 3 and 4 - Approximately 80k

Day 5 - Approximately 45k

Day 6 - Approximately 45k

Day 7 – Approximately 25k

All to be confirmed


Finishing day:

Saturday the 3rd of March

This day will have a shorter run where everyone will be (hopefully) finished by 1pm.

We will be holding a prize giving and meal at 6pm Hosted by Placemakers Oamaru



Entry dates and cost:

as per details