The Great Southern Alps Miler


Jan 15, 2021 at 7:00 AM

The Great Southern Alps Miler

Tophouse Road

Hanmer Springs

New Zealand

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Entry Fee $286
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $378
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 100M

Series: The James

Type: Ultra

Participant Limit: 300

Starting Elevation: 939m

High Point: 1304m

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

First Year of the Event: 2019

Men's Record: 21:50:00

Masters Men Record: 23:12:00

Women's Record: 33:05:49

Masters Women Record: 33:05:49


The 2022 GSAM is now cancelled!

Competitors can expect very hot conditions – be prepared and stay adequately hydrated. There will be marshal stations at various points (including three major stations on the MTB stage, with EM’s goodies, R-Line, water, banana’s, sunscreen & crampstop) but this is remote country so all competitors will need to be self-sufficient – all rivers & creeks should be ok to drink from directly. You will come through transition twice on the run.

Minimum Gear Requirements
Headlights will be compulsory from the Lake Guyon Aid Station (106km mark) – competitors should determine at which aid point they wish to have their lights available, here or at the Henry aid station (78km/89km marks).

All competitors will be required to carry a minimum amount of safety/emergency gear – it can go from hot sun to heavy snow in a matter of hours even in the height of summer. By preference race organisers require all riders to use hydration packs and not water bottles – these are too often lost/dropped from bikes and left on the track. As with any littering any competitor caught dropping rubbish will be intantly disqualified.

Optional gear/bag drops can be made to the main aid stations at Lake Guyon, Henry or Charlies Saddle – bags must be dropped off prior to the start and must be pre-booked via email, with The Yeti.Please note – This is not suitable for first timers & competitors should be confident of completing this race in under 38.5 hours. You must have previously, successfully completed an off road/trail miler – ideally finishing in the top 2/3rds of the field. this is a full on “adventure mountain-run” and runners will need to be semi self sufficient. With multiple river crossings, an average altitude of 850m (highest point just over 1300m) and several short sections with no physical track on the ground e.g. across “the racecourse” and down “the bums rush”.


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Past Event Dates

Held on Jan 15, 2021

Held on Jan 18, 2020

Event Results

View 2020 Results

View 2019 Results