The Kepler Challenge and Luxmore Grunt

The annual Kepler Challenge and shorter Luxmore Grunt is held on the 60 km Kepler Track circuit. Both events have a strict limit on numbers and sell out within minutes of online entries opening.

Starting at the Control Gates of Lake Te Anau the route follows an easy first 6km before it takes a steady climb to the Luxmore Hut. The next 12km offer wonderful views of the South Fiord along the undulating tops before a spectacular descent to the Iris Burn Hut. A gradual 17km journey down the Iris Burn brings competitors to the Moturau Hut on Lake Manapouri and from there a 6km run to the last checkpoint at Rainbow Reach. The home straight follows alongside the Waiau River and back to the Control Gates.

The concurrent Luxmore Grunt event follows the same route as far as the Luxmore Hut, then returns via the same route back to the Control Gates.

The Kepler Challenge and Luxmore Grunt

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Te Anau
Saturday, December 2nd 2017
Run/Walk60K, 27K Trail/Mountain Run
Saturday, December 3rd 2016

The Kepler Challenge and Luxmore Grunt

Te Anau
Run/Walk60K, 27K Trail/Mountain Run
Saturday, December 5th 2015

The Kepler Challenge and Luxmore Grunt

Te Anau
Run/Walk60K, 27K Trail/Mountain Run
Saturday, December 6th 2014

The Kepler Challenge and Luxmore Grunt

Te Anau
Run/Walk60K, 27K Trail/Mountain Run
Saturday, December 7th 2013

The Kepler Challenge and Luxmore Grunt

Te Anau
Run/Walk60K, 27K Trail/Mountain Run
Saturday, December 1st 2012

The Kepler Challenge and Luxmore Grunt

Te Anau
Run/Walk60K, 27K Trail/Mountain Run
Saturday, December 3rd 2011

The Kepler Challenge and Luxmore Grunt

Te Anau
Run/Walk60K, 27K Trail/Mountain Run
Saturday, December 4th 2010

The Kepler Challenge and Luxmore Grunt

Te Anau
Run/Walk60K, 27K Trail/Mountain Run

Page history

Listing created06 Jul 2010 Last updated 23 Jan 2017 Last checked 08 Feb 2017

Update history

23 Jan 2017Added next event date: 02 Dec 2017 29 Feb 2016Added next event date: 03 Dec 2016 23 Mar 2015Added next event date: 05 Dec 2015 17 Feb 2014Added next event date: 06 Dec 2014 13 Feb 2013Added next event date: 07 Dec 2013

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Both events start and finish at at the Control Gates of Lake Te Anau.

Note: map location(s) may be approximate.

Disclaimer

Event listings are based on information found on the official website and/or from event directors. All information presented is as accurate as possible but is subject to change without notice. Always check with the official event website for up to date information.

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