Resilience Ultra

Native beech forests and the historic goldfields of Victoria Forest Park. Do you have the mental and physical resilience to complete this grueling run?

Are you ready for the ultimate test of endurance?

Starting and finishing in the historic town of Reefton, Resilience will take you on a journey into the past by venturing through the native beech forests and historic goldfields of Victoria Forest Park. 

Many of the tracks have been formed by linking mining roads, tracks and tramways that are as historic as the relics found along them. These iconic trails reveal many tales and give you a glimpse of what life was once like in “Quartzopolis”.

There are three difference course lengths, the 62km ultra marathon is a pretty gnarly course so if you are new to ultra-running we suggest you take on the shorter course of 33km - Trust us when we say that course is still epic! 

When? Saturday 7 August 2021

Where? Reefton, West Coast

Race options:

  • 10km Gold- Early Bird $50, Standard $60
  • 33km Painkiller - Early Bird $140, Standard $170
  • 62km Ultra - Early Bird $240, Standard $270

Early bird price available for the first 100 registrations. 

How you are helping?

Resilience was conceived as a means of raising much-needed funds for New Zealand Red Cross, with all proceeds from the event going toward our programmes both here in New Zealand and overseas.

Bringing the Resilience Ultra Marathon to Reefton will not only bring athletes to a stunning new course and to the region but also tourism to a remote town who are vulnerable geographically. The West Coast is particularly vulnerable to natural disaster emergency event and disasters and their unpredictability definitely requires a need for resilience. 

If you want to read more about our programmes, have a look at what we do in New Zealand.

How do I register

For more information on the event, including how to register please visit the Resilience Ultra website or contact 

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