Crater Rim Ultra

​The Crater Rim Ultra is a race up and around the crater rim of the beautiful and picturesque Port Hills. Three distances are available: 50km Crater Rim Ultra, 21km Kiwi Challenge, and 10km Rapaki Rumble. Shorter distance runs are also available for children (1 or 2km Hansen Park Dash).

Date: Sunday 15th October 2017
Start Time: 7.15am for 50km event, 9.30am for 21km event and 10.15am for 10km event.
Start Location: Port Hills Athletics Club Rooms (Hansen Park, Opawa).
Cost: An additional fee of $15 applies to all late entries - except for the Hansen Park Dash. No late entries will be excepted for the Crater Rim Ultra.

  • Crater Rim Ultra (50km): $175 for Athletics NZ registered participants and $185 for others. Must be 18 years + to enter.
  • Kiwi Challenge (21km): $50 for Athletics NZ registered participants and $60 for others. Must be 18 years + to enter.
  • Rapaki Rumble (10km): $30 for Athletics NZ registered participants and $40 for others. Must be 15 years + to enter.
  • Hansen Park Dash: $5 per child. Must be 10 to 14 years to enter 2km event, and 9 years and under for 1km event.

Find out more about the Crater Rim Ultra, including how to enter.

This is an ideal introduction to trail running in a competitive environment. This trail run with stunning views is not to be missed.

Many competitors return for the challenge and the scenic nature of the course which overlooks both the Canterbury Plains and Lyttelton Harbour. The event also attracts interest from outside Christchurch and is a popular build-up to the Kepler Challenge.

Conditions for the event in early Spring can vary from a hot fine day to extremely wet and cold (as encountered in 2007).

Port Hills Crater Rim Trail Run