Old Ghost Ultra


Feb 19, 2022 at 6:00 AM

Old Ghost Ultra

The Old Ghost Road


New Zealand

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Entry Fee $
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Prize Money: yes


  • 85K

Type: Ultra

Participant Limit: 300

High Point: 1340m

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 100%

First Year of the Event: 2016

Men's Record: 6 hrs 52 mins 45 secs

Women's Record: 7 hrs 31 mins 08 secs


Traversing the stunning 85km Old Ghost Road and with more than 2,600 metres of ascent, the Old Ghost Ultra offers competitors the ultimate test in backcountry running. The course is 85km long and involves 2,700 metres of ascent. The starting elevation is 30 metres above sea level (Seddonville) and the finishing elevation is 100 metres above sea level (Lyell). The maximum elevation attained is 1,340 metres above sea level near ‘Heaven’s Door’ on the mighty Lyell Range. Almost 15km of trail is over 1,000 metres elevation.

Competitors are advised to not only note the course length and wilderness setting, but the elevation profile. The majority of the elevation gain occurs in the second half of the course after competitors have already run the equivalent of a marathon. The Old Ghost Ultra is not for the faint-hearted and should not be taken lightly.


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Past Event Dates

Held on Feb 19, 2022

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