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The Molesworth Station is New Zealand's largest high country station and is located in the upper half of the South Island.

We will be running this event for the 26th time this year, on November 20, 2021.

Our 84 km ultra running event runs from the Molesworth Cob Cottage to Hanmer Springs through the Molesworth Station.

The race can be done as a Solo-runner, in a Team of 2 or in a Team of 4 runners.

From the start, the gravelled road climbs Ward Pass 1145 m and descends into Isolated Flat – 250 hectares of expansive

grass and tussock lands, bounded by rolling mountains and massive scree slopes. Once at Red Gate, the road loosely

follows the Acheron River through to the historic Acheron Accommodation house and the confluence of the Acheron and

Clarence rivers. From here we follow the Clarence to Jack’s Pass – and from there into the North Canterbury town of

Hanmer Springs – finishing in Chisholm Crescent: a total distance of 84 km.

This race is organised under the umbrella of the Marlborough Harrier Club Inc.


Solo Entrant:      $    75.00

Team of Two:      $  150.00

Team of Four:     $  300.00


We will also offer online certificates with a photo and finishing time, at no charge to the runners.

Pete Marshall Photography will be present to make as many photos as possible and these will be

available online for anyone to download. You can see Pete's work at



After the race you can soak in the Hanmer thermal pools to be fully recovered for the after race function and prize giving.

We are hoping to invite some former participants and winners to join us for the evening function. This will be held at the

Hanmer Springs Retreat, at 35 Hanmer Springs Road, on the Saturday evening at 8 pm.

Their Five Stags Restaurant offers dinner from 5:30 pm onward.  

Also on site is a Bar and Accommodation. If you mention our event, they offer a reduced rate for your stay. 

For the poets among us, we run a poetry competition, The Running Bard, for poems created whilst on your run.

A very fancy prize awaits the winner.