Race Overview


Included in your entry:

Race pack

Finishing medal

1 x night accommodation (Saturday 2nd March)

Welcome meal (Friday 22nd February)

Last supper (Saturday 23rd February)

Finishing meal and prize giving (Saturday 2nd March)

Shuttle service around Oamaru (Weds 20th Feb to Friday 22nd Feb)

Packed lunch for transit day (Sat 23rd Feb)

Transportation to first camp (Sat 23rd 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 20th February 2019

Registration will start Friday 22nd February 2019 at 9am

Gear check will start Friday 22nd February 2019 at 9am (you will be put in alphabetical groups and given a time slot)


Welcome Meal:

This will be held on Friday night the 22nd February 2019 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 2nd March 2019 (finish day).

We recommend that you arrive into town on the Wednesday 20th February 2019 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 20th February to allow runners to get around Oamaru with ease. 


Transit day:

Saturday 23th February 2019

We will meet at the Information Center at 7:30am where you will take part in a traditional New Zealand custom. 

We will be running shuttles to pick up both you and your gear if you are not in walking distance of our leaving point (Information Center). The bags you are not taking will be stored away in a safe place 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 - stage 1 -  6.03K

             stage 2 - 47.83k

Day 2 - stage 3 - 51.34k

Day 3 and 4 - stage 4 - 86.6k

Day 5 - stage 5 - 43.76k

Day 6 - stage 6 - 52.66k

Day 7 – stage 7 - 28.67k

Total - 316k

These are approximate distances and may be subject to change or variation


Runners will be required to wear at least a short sleeve top to enable them to wear the logo and flag on their t-shirt:
• Right sleeve: Race logo. (this will be in your race pack)
• Left sleeve: Participant’s country flag patch (approx size 90mm long x50mm high)
It is the Runners responsibility to acquire their own country’s flag and have on their shirt before the start of the race.


Finishing day:

Saturday the 2nd 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