Adventure running & walking at its very best! Two adventure events to choose from. Running and walking sections including Junior Challenge section.
Trail running designed for all levels of fitness and skill, Mt Lowry Challenge attracts around 400 runners and walkers each year. Challenge your own personal best by following in the footsteps of elite runners like Melissa Moon, Carline Thomas or James Coubrough. Or if you are new to mountain running, this short course has all the elements needed to develop your skills. Walkers, this is one of the best walking races around with plenty of up and down on well formed tracks. The track undulates through beech and manuka forest and enjoys fantastic views over the Wellington Harbour.
"This is one of the best mountain runs in Wellington" - Melissa Moon
Race Date: Sunday 23 March 2014
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11.75Km - Bridgedale – This is an 11.75km premier mountain run with 400m climb. The start and finish is at Williams Park, Days Bay, Eastbourne. The MACPAC Junior Challenge ~11.75km, 400m climb will follow the same route as the Bridgedale.
22Km - Vasque –Extreme Mt Lowry Challenge ~22km 1140m climb. This is adventure running at its very best. Over a course of 22km with an 1140m climb, much of the route follows the mountain ridge. As some parts of the track are not well marked, the Vasque - Extreme Mt Lowry Challenge is for experienced adventure racers and mountain runners only.
General race information
7.30am: Registration opens
8.15am: Race brief:Vasque Extreme Mt Lowry Challenge
8.30am: Race start: Vasque Extreme Mt Lowry Challenge
8.45am: Race brief: Bridgedale Mt Lowry Challenge and the MACPAC Junior Challenge
9.00am: Race start: Bridgedale Mt Lowry Challenge and the MACPAC Junior Challenge
12.30pm: Prize giving – Williams Park
All races start and finish at the Williams Park, Days Bay, Eastbourne, Wellington.