Race Tekapo

Come for the run, stay for the fun.

Taking place 16 September, Race Tekapo will be an unforgettable event in picturesque Mackenzie country. Experience the untouched beauty of New Zealand as you run alongside the tranquil lake, passing iconic landmarks, such as the Church of The Good Shepherd. Competitors from New Zealand, Australia, and beyond,
all gather for this destination race, just a three-hour drive from Christchurch.

“What makes this race so special is the location,” says event director, Kerry Uren. “Lake Tekapo and the Mackenzie Region is undoubtedly one of New Zealand’s most scenic destinations. The event means that people get to experience it in all its glory, literally right under their feet. It’s so peaceful, and even when we have 1000-odd competitors out on the course, there are still times when it feels like it is just you in this incredible alpine scenery. We are so lucky to bring people here to experience it.”

Participants can choose to enter the 50km, 32km, 21km, 12km, or 5km routes, and there’s also a Kids Dash. Beyond the race, explore the region’s activities and check out its fantastic restaurants. “Come for the run, and stay a few extra nights to create lasting memories in this breathtaking region,” adds Kerry.


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