How to enter the South Island Ultra Marathon
- Run 100km
- Run 54km
- Run 24km
South Island Ultra Marathon routes
Runners will experience Lakes, Reservoirs, Rivers, Streams, Water Races, Swing bridges, Bridges from Historic Tram Lines, A Western Town, Forestry, Wetlands, Board Walks Mountains and the Sea just to name a few things. This trail has been described by so many as the Most Scenic Mountain Bike Ride in New Zealand. Now you have the chance to run it.
This run is limited to 1,000 participants on the day, and will cater for the beginner through to the Elite Ultra Athlete looking to do their fastest time. The Trail is a Grade 2 Mountain Bike Ride and does give some good uphill climbs, with the finish a good downhill to the seafront finish in Hokitika.
3 Fantastic Runs on the West Coast Wilderness Trail, the 100km and 54km can be done as a Team of 2 or Individual. The 24km is an individual solo event.
Cut Off Times
These cut off times will be adhered to.
100km - 20 Hours - Averaging 12 minutes per kilometer
54km - 18 Hours - Averaging 21.6 minutes per kilometer
24km - 14 Hours - Averaging 36 minutes per kilometer
This clearly shows that the average fit walker/tramper on this trail can achieve within the cut offs of the 54km. A person will need to be doing some running to achieve the cut offs of the 100km. We encourage walkers to enter the events.
The cut off times are:
1:30pm - Cut off for all 100km runners at Old Christchurch Road
6:45pm - Cut off for all competitors at Canoe Cove Lake Kaniere
Midnight - Cut off for all competitors
South Island Ultra Marathon weather forecast
Overcast throughout the day.
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