Getting ready for year 9. Last Weekend in August as usual, 28/29/30 th. 8 Paid Entries for next year with lots more promises. Going to be bigger than last year, you Betcha!!!
Start / Finish Line is the same as last year in Wet Gully Rd just near the Figure 8 intersection. Course is unchanged.
The only Aid Station is at the figure 8 Junction so every 5 kms you can refuel. Support crews can set up beside the course as before but will have to carry things in. No vehicles ( except Officals) are allowed past the Hoffmans Dam Road Corner.
The 100 mile will start at Midday on Friday (28th) with the Race Registration from 10 am at the start line in Wet Gully Rd. Race briefing at 11:40. Head lamps compulsory from 6pm Friday night. Hope it isn't as cold as last year. Bring your Hats and Mittens.
100km and 80 km start at 6 am Sat (29 th), with a headlamp for the first lap, (it is dark till about 7 am).
50 km and 60 km teams will start at the new time of 10 am Sat ( 29th)
Race briefing will be 20 minutes before your event start and all runners must attend. No show, no go. Race registration will be as follows: 100 mile, Wet Gully Rd, Friday morning from 10 am/ All other Distances Naseby Town hall 7 pm>9:30 pm Friday evening or at the Race start 30 mins prior to start.
Prizegiving will be held in the Naseby Town Hall cnr of Leven & Council Sts on Sunday Morning from 8:30 am. Look forward to seeing you all.
Naseby, where the race is based, is a wonderful town, rich in gold mining history, set in the scenic Maniototo plains. It hosts New Zealand's only Ice Luge (open to the public) and the only dedicated indoor Curling venue in the country. If you try your hand at Curling and don't show any talent you can always console yourself with a dram at one of the local hotels afterwards!
Less than an hour from Alexandra, or an hour and a half from both Queenstown and Dunedin International Airports, Naseby is a great jumping off point for a trip to the adventure playground that is Central Otago. With the Cardrona, Coronet Peak, Remarkables, Treble Cone and Waiorau Ski-fields all close at hand this is the perfect opportunity to combine an Ultra-marathon with some breathtaking sightseeing and outdoor adventure.
You can find information about the race format, its location, the surrounding area, past events and race records here. You can also enter online or contact us with any questions and view a gallery of images from previous years ultramarathon events. For links to tips on Ultramarathon preparation or participation you can look here.
If we've missed something out, or you need help organising your trip, please let us know.