Mar 03, 2019 at 9:00 AM
Entry Fee $3900
(Lowest or Early Registration)
Prize Money: no
Type: Adventure/Stage Race
Participant Limit: 400
Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 80%
First Year of the Event: 2018
In 2019, the ELEVENTH edition of the RacingThePlanet Ultramarathon will take place on the South Island of New Zealand. The host town will be Queenstown, famous for its adventure sports. The South Island is renowned for its mountains, lakes and glaciers. In the southwest is Fiordland National Park with steep-sided Milford Sound. In the north is Abel Tasman National Park. There are few places in the world where, within the space of one day, you can experience mountain vistas, ancient forests, volcanic landscape and stunning coastline – all while spotting wildlife not found anywhere on earth.
RacingThePlanet: New Zealand 2019 is a 250 kilometer / 155 mile, 7-day, 6-stage, self-supported foot race which will take place on the South Island of New Zealand starting on 3 March 2019.
The host town, Queenstown, New Zealand, sits on the shores of the South Island’s Lake Wakatipu, set against the dramatic Southern Alps. Renowned for adventure sports, it’s also a base for exploring the region’s vineyards and historic mining towns.
The South Island is the larger of the two major islands of New Zealand, the other being the smaller but more populous North Island. It is bordered to the north by Cook Strait, to the west by the Tasman Sea, and to the south and east by the Pacific Ocean. The South Island covers 150,437 square kilometres (58,084 sq mi), making it the world’s 12th-largest island. It has a temperate climate.
It has a 32 percent larger landmass than the North Island of New Zealand so is sometimes referred to as the “mainland” of New Zealand, especially by South Island residents, but only 23 percent of New Zealand’s 4.8 million inhabitants live there. In the early stages of European settlement of the country, the South Island had the majority of the European population and wealth due to the 1860s gold rushes.
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Past Event Dates
Held on Mar 03, 2019