84km running race from the Molesworth to Hanmer Springs.
Entries will open in May 2018.
The gravelled road climbs Ward Pass 1145m and descends into Isolated Flat – 250 hectares of expansive grass and tussock lands, bounded by rolling mountains and massive scree slopes. Once at Red Gate the road loosely follows the Acheron River through to the historic Acheron Accommodation house and the confluence of the Acheron and Clarence rivers, from here we follow the Clarence to Jack’s Pass – and there into the North Canterbury town of Hanmer Springs – finishing outside the famous Hanmer thermal spa. – A total distance of 84km.
Solo: Eventers begin at 8am at Molesworth Cob Cottage. Solo runners must be proven ultra distance competitors. Solo runners must have reached the last Transition Point by 4 pm. Runners who have not done so will be encouraged to withdraw. Previous ultra events and times must be supplied with race entry – time limit 10 hours.
Teams of 4. Start at 9 am
Teams of 2. Start at 8 am with the solo eventers.
Field limited to 75 teams and 20 solo eventers.
Grades will comprise of Open Men, Open Women, Vet. Men, Vet Women & Mixed.