Feb 24 2019
Anchor Milk Otago Alps 2 Ocean Ultra
Length: 323 km
Location: Ultra running stage race in NZ
Ultra-runners could be described as obsessive, sadistic, compulsive, even superhuman and then just plain crazy, with many of these characteristics and more clearly on display during New Zealand's first ultra-staged run, the Anchor Milk Otago Alps 2 Ocean Ultra that is back for its second edition that starts SUNDAY 24 FEB at the base of New Zealand's highest mountain Mt Cook.
The world of ultra-running is so unique and special, with a real sense of genuine support for each other rarely seen in sport. The athletes spend the week together staying each night in a camp site where stories are told and tears are shared as they prepare themselves to go through it all again the following day.
The event threw up a few surprises last year with wine tasting on route, train and bus trips, a helicopter flight, jet boating and runners even got treated to some beautiful local salmon during one of the stages…. There’s more surprises in store for runners this year…
Latest Race ReportMen’s Supported Race Provides Thrilling Finale
The men’s supported race provided a thrilling finale today to New Zealand’s only ultra-running stage race, the Anchor Milk