Old Ghost Ultra in the West Coast

The Old Ghost Ultra Marathon is run entirely on The Old Ghost Rd, New Zealand's newest and longest continuous single-track, located near Westport on the West Coast of the South Island.

Touted as an ultra-marathon to 'test the best', competitors will face more than 2600 metres of cumulative elevation gain and will have 17 hours to complete the course, with the fastest expected to finish in as little as 8 to 9 hours.

The Old Ghost Ultra is a collaboration between Top of the South Events Ltd (ToSE) and the Mokihinui-Lyell Backcountry Trust.

Old Ghost Ultra

Burke Creek to Lyell Historic Reserve, West Coast
Saturday, 24 February 2018
Run/Walk85K - Off Road
Saturday, 25 February 2017

Old Ghost Ultra

Burke Creek to Lyell Historic Reserve, West Coast
Run/Walk85K - Off Road
Saturday, 12 March 2016

Old Ghost Ultra

Burke Creek to Lyell Historic Reserve, West Coast
Run/Walk85K - Off Road

Page history

Listing created11 Sep 2015 Last updated 27 Feb 2017 Last checked 27 Feb 2017

Update history

27 Feb 2017Added next event date: 24 Feb 2018 20 Aug 2016Added link to online entry for event on 25 Feb 2017 07 Mar 2016Added 2017 event date: 25 Feb 2017 01 Dec 2015Added link to online entry for event on 12 Mar 2016 13 Oct 2015Updated event name from "TranzGhostal Ultra Marathon" to "Old Ghost Ultra" 11 Sep 2015Created listing, event date: 12 Mar 2015

Location Map

The official northern trail head is 3.5km inland from the town of Seddonville at the Burke Creek ford, and goes to Lyell Historic Reserve.

Note: map location(s) may be approximate.


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