The current edition of this event is on 27 October 2018.
Mission Mt Somers at Staveley in Canterbury on Saturday, 29 October 2016 has 42km marathon, 21km half marathon and 10km & 5km trail run events.
The Mt Somers Track is a trail running paradise: technical single track combined with views of the Canterbury Plains the Two Thumb Range and the Hakatere Conservation area make for off road running euphoria.
Mt Somers is an ancient rhyolite dome volcano situated right on the western edge of the Canterbury Plains of New Zealand's South Island. The mountain's northern and southern aspects present steep, jagged rhyolite cliffs an interesting contrast to the beech forest and tussock of the east and west sides respectively.