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Alps 2 Ocean Ultra

From Friday 23 February 2018
To Saturday 3 March 2018
Location: Aoraki Mt Cook to Oamaru

New Zealand's First Ultra Staged Run. Starting at the base of New Zealand's highest mountain, travelling on foot 316kms to the small harbour of Oamaru, located on the shores of the Pacific Ocean.

The run will be broken into 7 stages of varying distances, with the longest stage being approximately 85km to 95km.

There will be three options for this run:

  • Option 1: Self-supported – you will have to carry all your own food, sleeping mat, sleeping bag and other compulsory items for the entire 7 days.
  • Option 2: Supported – Your food and bedding will be carried for you by the A2O ultra team to the end of each stage. You will still have to carry compulsory gear and food for that day. No outside help allowed.
  • Option 3: Teams – Each team will comprise of up to 4 runners, each runner will carry the same as an individual runner and you must stay within 50 metres of each other for the entire stage. All team members have to run all stages.

Note the 2018 edition is full; registration for 2019 opens on December 5th 2018.

Event WebsiteAlps 2 Ocean Ultra website Race Entry FormAlps 2 Ocean Ultra entry form Race ResultsAlps 2 Ocean Ultra race results will be linked here when available.

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