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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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

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
4 races
NZD $10NZD $40
Northburn 5k & 10k Night Race

The Northburn Half Marathon, taking place on Saturday March 23, 2019, is a great event for those to experience what the beautiful Northburn has to offer! The Mountain running is a great 3 loop course set on and around Northburn High Country Sheep Station.

Camping and BBQ is at the start/finish area all weekend long....it's very much a family environment and fun weekend!

Northburn Half Marathon

Cromwell, Otago, NZ
1 race
NZD $20NZD $50
Northburn Half Marathon

Welcome to the 2019 MT Outdoors Southern Lakes Half Marathon & 10k located in Cardrona, Otago, NZ! Don't wait to sign up for this fun and festive event to be enjoyed by all!

Southern Lakes Half Marathon

Cardrona, Otago, NZ
2 races
Southern Lakes Half Marathon

Autumn Rogaine is heading back to Poolburn in 2019 with 3 hour, 6 hour, and 12 hour events!
Rogaining is the sport of long distance cross-country navigation in which teams of two to five members visit as many checkpoints as possible in the time allotted to the event. Usually, teams travel entirely on foot, navigating by map and compass between checkpoints in terrain that varies from open farmland to steep hilly bush-clad country-side. Teams must stick together.
Anyone from elite athletes to families, children and grandparents can share the satisfaction that comes from cross-country navigation. There are no set routes and teams can choose to go after whichever checkpoints they want but must return to base before time is up, so come out, challenge yourself, and enjoy an adventurous team building event!

Rogaine Wanaka

Poolburn, Otago, NZ
3 races
Rogaine Wanaka

THE RUSTIC RUN & WALK, held on 8 JUNE 2019, is an easy, moderate fun-oriented event that compliments the extreme Mt Difficulty Ascent race that is held on the same day. The half or full marathon options are run in 5.275 km laps through the Bannockburn Sluicings near Cromwell, Central Otago. Challenge yourself, or enter a team of colleagues, family or just a group of mates. Run in any order or any distance. Enjoy the atmosphere, camaraderie and meet others with the same goals!

Rustic Run/Walk

Bannockburn, Otago, NZ
2 races
Rustic Run/Walk

Extreme mountain missions! Mountain trail run of either 44km or 25km distance, based on Mt Difficulty, Cromwell, New Zealand.

The reality is some sections of the ascent are between 40-50. There's also a 200m section with a set rope in part of the decent, mostly to keep you on course but also as a safety requirement from a legal perspective! If thats making you uncomfortable already, good, this event is not for everyone! If you are as excited as all-hell! Great keep reading.

This is an ADVENTURE RUN folks, the adventure part means you cant run all of this course. The ups are really UP! Youll be hands on knees, puffing just to walk, at times you will be using your hands to help you scramble up some dirty, rocky slopes, maybe churning through snow

Mt Difficulty Ascent

Bannockburn, Otago, NZ
2 races
NZD $110NZD $190
Mt Difficulty Ascent

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