The 15km Trail event allows you to experience one of Canterbury's most beautiful trails. The trail is at the base of the mountain so is perfect for those of you not wanting to head up and over Mt Oxford but still want to explore this special part of the country.
The 15km event can be entered as a Run or a Tramp, allowing the opportunity to enjoy the event at your own pace. This is the perfect introduction to trail running - or for a fast time for those of you wanting to test yourselves.
Date: Saturday 9 April 2022
Start/Finish Line: Coopers Creek, Mountain Road
Minimum Age: 12yr
Cut Off Times: n/a
Result Categories:1st, 2nd, 3rd Women, Men Overall
Additional Info: There is no cut off for the 15km event.
The course starts and finishes in Coopers Creek and takes you on an undulating loop at the base of the mountain. Competitors head along Link Track before joining up with the Wharfedale Track for a short section. There you turn on to the Ryde Falls/Koromiko Track and head back towards the finish line.
The trail is fairly technical with lots of tree roots and rocks to keep an eye on. A few small creek crossings along the way add to the fun and if you like to get a bit mucky when you head outdoors there might just be some mud for you.
The 15km distance is a nice step up from the usual 10km races and with the stunning scenery and ever-changing conditions underfoot it truly is a wonderful race. If you love being out in New Zealand's beautiful native bush and want some fun while you do it, then the 15km event is perfect for you. You can choose to Tramp or Run the distance - if you think you would like to run and walk it please enter the Run section.
Photo credit this page: Christopher Innes Photography