The Great Naseby Water Race Ulltramarathon New Zealand
Ultramarathon New Zealand 30 50 60 80 100 km
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Hello Trail Runners of En Zed. A few changes coming up for 2017.

TEAMS ARE BACK, in the same format as before, 2 persons, 1st runner runs 3 continuous laps, then runner 2 does their 3 laps. Simple ????

NEW DISTANCE FOR NASEBY, 200 KMS ......20 laps........ Do the miler, then add a marathon (almost)........ Sound like you?

There will be a criteria, which we are working on at present, so.... we will be accepting no entries till mid January for any distance.

Prices shall change too we are afraid, but we are working on early bird things too......January should reveal all.


Race Weekend is as usual on the Last Weekend of August. This year, (2017) Friday 25th of August will be the start of the whole shebang !!!

200 km will be starting 8 am Friday morning. Registration at Startline, race briefing at 7:40.

Milers start 10 am Friday 25th August ( registration from 0800 at Wet Gully Road startline, race briefing at 0940 )

100 km & 80 km will start at 0500 Saturday so you will all need headlamps for 2 hours, it is dark till about 0700 am, but running in a chilly Naseby dawn is quite special. The earlier start will help the 100 kms reach the 6 pm cuttoff.

50 km & 60 km teams will start at 10 am Saturday.

Race Registration for 100 k, 80 k, 50 k, & the Teams will be in the Naseby Town Hall on Friday night from 6 pm till 8:30pm, or at the race start prior to your start. All race briefings are 20 minutes prior to starttime.

The Cuttoff applies to all distances. If you haven't started your last lap by 6pm on Saturday night you won't be allowed to continue.

Start / Finish Line is the same as last year in Wet Gully Rd just near the Figure 8 intersection. Course is unchanged. Conditions will be different to last year, they always are !!!!

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 those with Offical Blessing ) are allowed past the Hoffmans Dam Road Corner after 0800 am Friday.

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.

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New Zealand Ultramarathon
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Nicola Keen
New Zealand Ultramarathon