New Zealand Routeburn Extension April 20 to April 25
Run one the most scenic races in New Zealand along the renowned Routeburn Track.
This will be an experience to remember. The Routeburn Classic is a CLASSIC in every sense of the word. It’s a challenging yet scenically stunning run through one of the most beautiful places on the planet.
Arrive at Queenstown airport. You will be met and transferred to your accommodations.
Highview Apartments - 2 Nights
Free Day in Queenstown
Spend the day exploring the town or join one of the many optional tours ( a list with prices will be provided)
Join Running Wild New Zealand and transfer to Te Anau.
Meet your hosts Malcolm and Sally Law and the Running Wild New Zealand trail running group and make the 2-hour drive to Te Anau, check in at the comfortable Distinction Luxmore Hotel, and complete your Race Registration and gear check at Outside Sports.
Dinner on Friday night will be at the always good, always entertaining, local Italian La Dolce Vita.
In the morning, after a buffet breakfast in the hotel, we’ll board the bus for the drive to the start line at The Divide. And then do what we came here for – run on brilliant trail through awe-inspiring landscapes.
You will be met at the finish line, which is always has a festive and uplifting atmosphere, and is a great place to savour your achievement while you drink a cold beverage and eat some post-race food.
You will be driven back into Queenstown and settle in to your top-notch accommodation at High View Apartments, before taking the Gondola up to the Skyline Restaurant for a buffet dinner and the one-of-a-kind prize giving ceremony. Race Director Evan McWhirter has to be seen (and heard) to be believed – his antics are always a Classic highlight!
Further celebrations in a Queenstown bar will likely ensue, but these are of course optional.
After a good night’s sleep we’ll stroll into town for a great Sunday morning breakfast at the legendary Vudu Café & Larder, and give you a little free time to explore the town some more, then head out to the wonderful Amisfield Winery for a long & relaxing lunch. From there we will drop you back in town. The rest of the day is free
After breakfast at your hotel, you will check out and be transferred to the airport for your flight back home or you may choose to extend your stay in New Zealand.
4 nights in Queenstown with breakfast
1 night in Te Anau with breakfast
Pre race Dinner with local New Zealander's
Routeburn Classic 32km race entry
Transfer Queenstown to TeAnau, TeAnau to Race Start, Race Finish back to Queenstown
Celebration Banquet and Award Ceremony in Skyline Restaurant on top of Gondola
Lunch at a local winery
Cost $1395 per person
PLEASE NOTE: VERY LIMITED NUMBER OF SPOTS AVAILABLE. SIGN UP NOW for GUARANTEED RACE ENTRY