Highland Events

Highland Events offers both endurance and family-oriented outdoor adventures in one incredible environment.

The mighty and the strong will enjoy the Mt Difficulty Ascent and the Northburn 100. Events within an event enable entry-level access for youth, families and team entries. Rogaine events are popular with families and competitive athletes who enjoy challenging the body and mind.

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Test your fitness limits with this 75km endurance ride through the iconic Nevis Road from Garston to Bannockburn.

And if this sounds like too daunting a challenge, there is also the option to get some mates or colleagues together and tackle the climbs in a relay.

The Nevis Valley Gutbuster

Cromwell, Otago, NZ
1 race
NZD $35NZD $150
The Nevis Valley Gutbuster
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The Big Easy is an epic 48km Mountain Bike course in the Otago region. The route includes a loop around the Snow Farm cross-country ski trails, a traverse to the top of Mt Pisa, and a full 20km of downhill to Luggate - dubbed one of the most amazing descents in New Zealand!

The Big Easy – Bike

Mount Barker, Otago, NZ
1 race
NZD $50NZD $95
The Big Easy – Bike
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Starting in the dark, the Ultra Easy takes you across 107km of some of New Zealand's finest trails. And it's a UTMB qualifying race, so a win win all round! This is an individual race but there is also the option to run in a relay as part of a two, three, four or five member team.

The Ultra Easy 107km Run

Luggate, Otago, NZ
1 race
NZD $220NZD $475
The Ultra Easy 107km Run
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The Big Easy Marathon is the highest mountain marathon in New Zealand!!

The route follows the MTB route (held on the same day) which includes a loop around the Snow Farm cross-country ski trails, a traverse to the top of Mt Pisa, and a beautiful descent to Luggate.

The Big Easy Marathon

Wanaka, Otago, NZ
1 race
NZD $105NZD $160
The Big Easy Marathon
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The Northburn Half Marathon, taking place on March 23, 2019, is a great option for supporters, family, friends and those testing the waters of what Northburn has to offer.

Northburn Half Marathon

Cromwell, Otago, NZ
1 race
NZD $20NZD $50
Northburn Half Marathon
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Running at night is a great wee adventure. The 5km home loop is a hilly 5ks of a trail and 4WD tracks well market out with reflectors. You will need a good headlamp or torch, and there will be other people around and a tail end Charlie so you won't is left out there by yourself.

Northburn 5k & 10k Night Race

Cromwell, Otago, NZ
Northburn 5k & 10k Night Race
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100 miles is 161km folks, and this course will have you climbing and descending around 10,000m (32,808 feet) across some of New Zealand's finest landscape. Thats a good honest effort!

For those less keen on 100 miles, there is also the Petzl 100km Ultra, the Altra 50km Skyrun, and a 42.2km Sky Marathon.

Northburn 100 Miler

Northburn, Otago, NZ
4 races
NZD $150NZD $490
Northburn 100 Miler

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