The South Island Ultra Marathon will be held on Saturday 14th May 2022 on the West Coast Wilderness Trail on the West Coast of the South Island.
- South Island Ultra 100km Greymouth to Hokitika – Solo or Team of 2 (Teams change at Old Chch Road)
- South Island Ultra 54km Old Christchurch Road to Hokitika – Solo or Team of 2 (Team Change at Sunny Bight Feed Station)
- South Island Warm Up 24km Lake Kaniere to Hokitika – Solo
There are 3 events are 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. Now you have the chance to run it.
This run is limited to 600 participants on the day, and will cater 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.
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.
This is a fast trail and gives you the opportunity to do a very fast 100km.
Daniel Cox: 8 hours 21 minutes 45 seconds for the 100km (male)
Toni Smith: 10 Hours 14 minutes 44 seconds for the 100km (female)
Chris Taylor: 4 hours 25 minutes 14 seconds for the 54km (male)
Caris Teo: 4 Hours 32 Minutes 58 seconds 54km (female)
Stewart Milne: 1 hour 35 minutes 1 second for the 24km (male)
Sophie Smith: 1 Hour 52 minutes 9 seconds 24km (female)
All 3 events finish on the Beach Front of Hokitika.