The Mt Oxford Odyssey is Canterbury's must-do trail event. With a range of courses to suit competitors from elites to novices, and with the friendliest atmosphere, come and see for yourself what all the hype is about!
We are also home to New Zealand's toughest Mountain Marathon ! With 3500m of elevation gain over the 42km, there is no other marathon in the country with the same statistics.
The Further Faster 42km Mountain Marathon is a true adventure and one that will push you to your limits both physically and mentally. The marathon has 3500 metres vertical gain over the course distance. That is close to Mt Cook's height broken up into three different ascents and descents. There may well be some snow and ice on the course adding to the adventure. If that excites you then that means you are the kind of person that this marathon will suit. And that means we want to see you on the start line in 2022!
The Raidlight 33km Mountain Challenge allows you to step up from the traditional half marathon distance and test yourself without committing to a full marathon. The course takes you up Mt Oxford and then on a trip down to the Wharfedale Track. This race is ever-changing with terrain and scenery, and with around 2000m of elevation gain over the distance, it's a good challenge!
The Freshchoice Oxford Half Marathon course has gained a reputation as being hard but achievable.
2023 is the seventh year the event has been held, each year seeing different conditions on the summit, offering lots of variety for repeat competitors. With 360 degree views along the summit, the climb is well and truly worth it!
The half marathon event has the option of entering the race as a Run or Tramp.
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.
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