Destination Westland South Island Ultra Marathon
Saturday 13 May 2023
There are 3 events all being held on the amazing West Coast Wilderness Trail where 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, it is now also known as New Zealand Fastest and Most Scenic Ultra Marathon.
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Daniel Cox: 8 hours 21 minutes 45 seconds for the 100km (male) 2021
Konoka Azumi: 8 Hours 24 minutes 03 seconds for the 100km (female) 2022
Chris Taylor: 4 hours 25 minutes 14 seconds for the 54km (male) 2021
Caris Teo: 4 Hours 32 Minutes 58 seconds 54km (female) 2021
Stewart Milne: 1 hour 35 minutes 1 second for the 24km (male) 2021
Catherine Delaporte Marsh: 1 Hour 48 minutes 56 seconds 24km (female) 2022
Countdown to event
This run is limited to 600 participants on the day. This Ultra caters 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, total elevation is around 720m for the 100km run. "This is based off competitors records of 2021".
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.
These Ultra Marathons give everyone the chance to experience some great racing in the beauty of the West Coast of New Zealand, whether you’re a first timer or an elite athlete, the challenge is here for you.
All 3 events finish on the Beach Front of Hokitika.
This is a fast trail and gives you the opportunity to do a very fast 100km.
The South Island Ultra Marathon will be held on Saturday 13th May 2023 on the West Coast Wilderness Trail on the West Coast of the South Island.
- Event contact
- John Moore
- 027 226 7769