*1st November 2017 – Important announcement – This iconic event has been postponed until further notice. We will keep you updated with developments and all being we can host this event in late 2018 or early 2019. In the mean time – keep on running!
If the idea of a running adventure in one of the worlds most photographed locations followed by a scenic cruise awards ceremony to celebrate your achievement sounds like fun to you – read on to find out more!!!
This spectacular 35km out and back road running event starts and finishes near the waters edge at Milford Sound enjoying the most incredible view of Mitre Peak standing 1,690 metres (5,540 ft) tall… You have to see it to believe it! Runners will make their way up the valley towards the Homer Tunnel (17.5km) whilst enjoying beautiful views of towering mountain ranges and waterfalls before turning around and surprisingly see everything in a different perspective whilst looking forward to the sight of Mitre Peak towering over the finish line at Milford Sound.
Milford Sound is a fiord in the south west of New Zealand’s South Island within Fiordland National Park. Described by Rudyard Kipling as the ‘eighth wonder of the world’, Milford Sound was carved by glaciers during the ice ages. Milford Sound sports two permanent waterfalls all year round, Lady Bowen Falls and Stirling Falls. After heavy rain however, many hundreds of temporary waterfalls can be seen running down the steep sided rock faces that line the fiord.
Milford Sound runs 15 kilometres inland from the Tasman Sea at Dale Point – the mouth of the fiord – and is surrounded by sheer rock faces that rise 1,200 metres (3,900 ft) or more on either side. Among the peaks are The Elephant at 1,517 metres (4,977 ft), said to resemble an elephants head and The Lion, 1,302 metres (4,272 ft), in the shape of a crouching lion.
Its going to be a fantastic day in spectacular surroundings – click on the ENTER NOW button and look forward to the adventure!