The Back Country Cuisine Alps 2 Ocean Ultra from Friday, 23 February to Saturday, 3 March 2018 is New Zealand's first ultra staged run.
The event starts at the base of New Zealand's highest mountain and travels over 300 kms on foot to the small harbour of Oamaru, located on the shores of the Pacific Ocean.
There are three options for this run:
Option 1: Self-supported - You will have to carry all your own food, sleeping mat, sleeping bag and other compulsory items for the entire 7 days.
Option 2: Supported - Your food and bedding will be carried for you by the A2O ultra run team to the end of each stage. You will still have to carry all compulsory gear and food for that day. No outside help allowed.
Option 3: Teams - Each team will comprise of up to 4 runners. Each runner will carry the same as an individual and you must stay within 50 metres of each other for the entire stage. All team members have to run all stages.
316km over 7 days - the run starts on Sunday