Mt Oxford Odyssey

Spectacular views and a true adventure awaits on the Mt Oxford Odyssey. The Mt Oxford Odyssey is a great day out in one of New Zealand's most beautiful areas.

2024 will be the last year of this event - so come and celebrate this mountain event for the final time!

The Vertical Challenge event is new to the Mt Oxford Odyssey in 2024. Runners can take on the mountain in a 'straight up and back' race - a challenging grind to the summit, and then back the same way.

Four distances are available:

  • 50km Mountain Ultra run;
  • 33km Mountain Challenge run;
  • 21km Mountain Half marathon (Run or Tramp), and
  • 15km Trail (Run or Tramp) or Vertical challenge.

This event is perfect for those wanting to try out trail running for the first time, as well as offering more experienced runners a chance to race over a stunning trail so close to Christchurch.

Date: Saturday 6th April 2024.
Start Time: 6am for the ultra run, 7am for the mountain challenge and also half marathon trampers and 8am for the half marathon runners. 8.30am for trampers in the 15km event, 9am for runners in the 15km event and 9.15am for the Vertical challenge. Briefing will be 20 minutes before the start time for the ultra run and 15 minutes before all other events.
Start Location: Coopers Creek Carpark (Mountain Road, Coopers Creek, Canterbury)
Cost: All prices include a finishers medal, custom buff and post-race nourishment - as well as a buffet aid station for the mountain marathon and challenge entrants.

  • $310 per person for the ultra run (18 years +);
  • $220 per person for the mountain challenge (18 years +);
  • $145 for the half marathon (16 years +);
  • $80 for the Vertical challenge (16 years +); and
  • $80 for the 15km trail events (12 years +).

You can also book a 15 minute post-race massage online for $20 with your entry - provided by the team from Head2Toe Massage Therapy!

Find out more about the Mt Oxford Odyssey, including how to enter. Entries close at midnight on Tuesday 2nd April 2024.