ultra x 125 new zealand
Ultra X 125 New Zealand takes participants to Lake Hāwea, the country’s ninth largest lake, located on the South Island in an ancient glacial valley formed during the last ice age.
The South Island of New Zealand is renowned for its mountains, lakes, and glaciers. This breathtaking island is one of the few places on the planet where mountain views, ancient forests, volcanic landscapes, and stunning coastline can all be experienced in a single day.
Participants arrive into Queenstown airport on Friday and transfer to their accommodation. Race welcome, safety briefings, and mandatory kit checks will take place at the race hotel in the centre of town from noon until midnight.
The race starts at 07:00 on Saturday morning and covers 83km of spectacular mountain trails. Before the starting gun fires, runners will deposit their race holdall which will be available when they reach camp that afternoon/evening.
The final stage of the race is 42km and begins at 09:00. Runners will again deposit their race holdall, which will be available at the finish line where prize giving and celebrations will take place. All competitors are then transferred back to Ponta Delgada.
The prize pot for Ultra X 125 New Zealand is £3,000 and will be distributed evenly between genders. Prize money will be awarded to the overall podium finishers, individual stage winners, and the overall masters age category (50+) podium finishers.
Overall Podium (Men and Women)
1st — £550
2nd — £350
3rd — £200
Overall Stage Winners (Men and Women)
Stage 1 Winner — £150 (long stage)
Stage 2 Winner — £100
Overall Masters 50+ (Men and Women)
1st — £100
2nd — £60
3rd — £40
1. Race entry
2. Accommodation during the race (16 January)
3. Medical staff on course and at all campsites
4. Drinking water at checkpoints on course and hot water
for preparing food at all campsites
5. Ground assistance and full safety support
6. Digital copies of all images from event photographer
7. Individual/team rankings and ITRA points
8. Finisher’s medal
2. Accommodation before or after the race (accommodation at Race HQ can be purchased as an add-on at checkout)
3. Personal food, kit and equipment (see kit list below)
4. Comprehensive insurance (to cover cancellations, loss of items, injury etc.)
5. Training costs
6. Spending money
7. Transport home for runners who are
disqualified or withdraw early
This is NOT a self-supported race. Runners only carry their daily nutrition and emergency kit. Race holdalls are stored securely at Race HQ (campsite).
Competitors will need to provide their own food from Saturday 16th January to Sunday 17th January. Dehydrated or freeze dried food is recommended.
Please see the Race Information Pack and Kit List below for comprehensive details about the race.