22 March 2015 - Blue Mountain race only
(Mt Peel returns in 2016)
Click the orange Register Now button to enter online or download/print an entry form here
The Blue Mountain Gorges Challenge
This course is simply awesome. It is a true adventure that will challenge riders of any ability. With fast gravel, grunty climbs, rough 4WD tracks, numerous river and stream crossings, open grass flats, it simply has it all and is a must-do course for anyone who enjoys challenging adventure courses. The 65 km covers some fantastic inland South Canterbury terrain and over 1000m of altitude gain and loss. The route leaves Peel Forest and follows the Orari Gorge to Lochaber Station. There the route joins the course of the marathon for its return to Peel Forest township via Andrews Stream. There are no major climbs but the course is very undulating with lots of river crossings. The course is ideal for intermediate to expert riders who have a few technical skills
Special trophies for winners of first senior male and female and first junior male and female. There are loads of spot prizes from many local businesses including adventure experiences with Air Safaris and Rangitata Rafts. Your entry fee includes a meal at the end of the race.
Entries close on Tuesday March 17, 2015 (You can still register after this date but a late fee applies). We recommend you enter on-line (you can pay by Visa or Mastercard, internet banking or send us a cheque). To enter online you need an email address. Entries are confirmed by email, so type your email address carefully.