The event is held on the Ruapehu Around the Mountain Track. The 72km Solo and Relay start and finish at the Chateau Tongariro and will consist of three legs as described below. The 50km Solo will stat at the top of the Ohakune Mountain Road and use legs two and three to finish at the Chateau.
DISTANCES AND ELEVATION
Ultra – 72.9km
50km – 50.5km (starts from Turoa ski field carpark)
Leg 1 – 23.9km, 1458m+ 1118m-
Leg 2 – 25.5km, 1321m+ 1378m-
Leg 3 – 23.5km, 0591m+ 0874m-
Total elevation gain +3398m , loss -3398m
Reserve Day: Sunday 8 April 2018 will be kept as a reserve day in case the event can not be held on the planned Saturday 7 April 2018.
If the planned around the mountain course can not be used on Sunday, then an alternative course will be implemented.
If conditions do not allow the event to take place on any course on Sunday 8th April, then the event will be cancelled.