For trail-loving ultra runners
Owing to the demanding nature this course all entrants must pre-qualify by earning a Warrant of Wildness
While not as daunting as the V5000 course, the V3000 still represents an epic challenge that takes you into glorious Otago backcountry. It is particularly suited to those who prefer fast, flowing trail over steep mountainous terrain. That's not to say there isn't a good smattering of the latter - hey, this is The WILD after all, but if you're an ultra runner that likes to really stretch their legs then this could be the one for you.
Food, water and Tailwind will be available at the following points:
You're on your own for this one!
- Heidi's Hut, Coronet Peak, 18k
- Skippers Rd, 28k (Drop Bag available)
- Eight Mile Hut, 48k
Time to complete the course: 13 hours 30mins
Expected fastest time: 6hrs 45 mins
No pacers allowed.
There will be cut-offs operating at the following points (NB times given are the times by which runners will need to LEAVE these points):
- 7.5 hours (2.00pm) cut-off at 28 km (Skippers Rd Aid Station)*
- 11.5 hours (6.00pm) cut-off at 55 km (New Chums turn-off)**
* Runners who are cut off at Skippers Rd. will be removed from the course and recorded as a DNF.
** Runners who are cut off at New Chums turn-off will be re-directed on a shorter route directly to the finish line in Arrowtown and will be recorded as a DNF.
Minimum age: 18 years on race day
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