Anchor Milk Otago Alps 2 Ocean Ultra

23 February 2020 - 29 February 2020
Mt Cook, South Island, New Zealand
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323 KM
7 days
120 Runners
Difficulty:    Brutal

The Anchor Milk Otago Alps 2 Ocean Ultra is a 323km 7-day staged race that takes place in New Zealand. It starts at the foot of its highest mountain Mt Cook and finishes at Oamaru, on the Pacific Coast. Cut-off times apply.

Although the race is self-sufficient, participants can choose between unsupported and supported options to run where the organisers carry their kit from one campsite to the next. Teams of 4 are also accepted. External support is not allowed. Checkpoints with water and electrolytes will be available every 10 to 15km.

Mandatory food rations will be randomly checked.

Interest was so high in the event this year it quickly sold out with almost two thirds of the 120 competitors coming from 14 overseas countries with Australia providing 34, the largest number of off shore athletes. Kiwis are well represented with 46 on the start line and there are nine competitors from the United States and Canada. Other countries represented are England, Scotland, Ireland, Brazil, Estonia, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Tonga

Anchor Milk Otago Alps 2 Ocean Ultra 2019 23 February – 29 February 2020
• Stage 1:         Mt Cook, 7km
• Stage 2:         Lake Pukaki, 50km
• Stage 3:         Lake Pukaki to Lake Middleton, 50km
• Stage 4:         Lake Middleton to Loch Laird, 88km
• Stage 5:         Loch Laird to Waitaki River, 45km
• Stage 6:         Kurow to Peaks Rd, 53.9km
• Stage 7:         Peaks Rd to Oamaru, 29km
                        TOTAL 323km

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John McKenzie

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An ultra distance race including at least two of the following activities such as running, swimming, cycling, kayaking, skiing and climbing. It may also include different climatic conditions (eg ice, snow, humidity, cold water, mud or heat).

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Experienced multi-skilled athletes who have trained for the different activities included in this event. Admission to these races may be subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements and any specialist equipment required such as a wetsuit, skis or a mountain bike.

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Elevation

Increase of up to 2000 metres with very challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity, heat or at high altitude)

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Very experienced long distance ultra runners (min 3 years’ experience) or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races is often subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Purchase of specialist kit is often recommended for these races.

Expert

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Increase of up to 2000 metres with some challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity or heat)

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Experienced runners who have completed at least 4 ultras in last 12 months, or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races may be subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements.

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Increase of up to 1500 metres

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Runners who have completed several ultra distances or similar events, or are doing long distance running regularly, with elevation shown.

Intermediate

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Increase of up to 1000 metres

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Runners who have completed at least one ultra in last 6 months or are doing long distance running (>26 miles) regularly, with elevation shown.

Beginner

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Very little change < 500 metres

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First ultra event. Runners completing a marathon or doing regular long distance running (>26 miles) in the last 6 months.