Race Tekapo is an exciting destination race located in the heart of Tekapo, where you will can indulge in stunning lake and mountain views, relax and soak in local hot pools, play up the snowy mountains and be blown away by the serenity of the international dark sky zone. Race Tekapo prides itself in providing unique courses, a great race environment and fun for all! All finishers will be presented with a beautiful medal and get to enjoy the warm #legendarymackenzie hospitality!
The 50km Ultra offers competitors the most scenic 50km possible! With three lakeside sections - Lake Tekapo, Lake McGregor, and Lake Alexandrina - as well as having access to Balmoral Station and Sawdon Station, ascending Mt John, and running through towering trees in the Lake Tekapo Regional Park, this course is truly incredible. Perfect for your first ultra, or for those who want a new event to test themselves on, the 50km Ultra Marathon is a great choice!
The 32km Trail Run follows much of the same course as the 50km, meaning you get loads of scenery crammed in to the 32km distance. This course is a great step-up from the traditional Half Marathon distance, and with only one main ascent, it's not too hard on the legs!
Enter the 32km Trail Run and experience three lakeside trails, Mt John with the 360 degree views, and the Lake Tekapo Regional Park.
The 21km Half Marathon incorporates the best parts of Race Tekapo - amazing views, awesome trails, and all the fun!
The Half Marathon course is a figure of eight, and sees you passing the Race Village at the half-way point. This allows your supporters to cheer you on as you start, cross mid-way, and finish! Plus with amazing views the entire course, this Half Marathon is possibly the most scenic in the country!
The 16km Run or Walk offers competitors the option of a flat-ish race at Race Tekapo.
The 16km course heads out on to Sawdon Station, offering incredible sights over the iconic Mackenzie country. The course also passes the Church of The Good Shepherd, the famous footbridge, as well as sending runners and walkers through a section in the Regional Park.
Enter the 16km event to experience all the fun without being left quite so breathless from the elevation of Mt John.
The 12km Run or Walk event incorporates the focal point on the Lake Tekapo skyline - Mt John. This event sees you ascending Mt John through the trees, you traverse the summit of the mountain soaking up the incredible 360 degree views of the Mackenzie District, and then descend the mountain with awe-inspiring scenes of Lake Tekapo and the village.
Enter the 12km event and enjoy 12km of absolute jaw-dropping scenery!
The 5km Run/Walk is a nice flat trail that sees you passing the iconic Church of the Good Shepherd - not once but twice - and takes you on a trip alongside Lake Tekapo and through the Lake Tekapo Regional Park.
This event is perfect for the whole family! Prams are welcome, and friends and family can enjoy the event together.
Enter the 5km event to experience the excitement of Race Tekapo and still get all the views!
The Kids Dash is a 3km out-and-back race for the littlies. Grandparents and parents are welcome to accompany their young ones along the course.
This event is perfect for the youngest members of our Race Tekapo family to enjoy the event. Medals are given to all participants, and while there are no place-getter awards for this event, there are plenty of spot prizes!