QC Ultramarathon

QC Ultramarathon

71km Trail run through the famous Queen Charlotte Track. The QC Track is the Marlborough Sounds section of Te Araroa – The Long Pathway (www.teararoa.org.nz)



The Queen Charlotte Ultramarathon experience begins with a scenic boat trip from Picton. It takes approximately 1 hour for the trip to historic Ship Cove which marks the beginning of the Queen Charlotte Ultramarathon.

The 71km coastal walking track stretches from Ship Cove to Anakiwa in the spectacular Marlborough Sounds which enjoys a temperate climate and allows good year-round  conditions. The Track passes through undisturbed lush coastal forest, around historic bays, along skyline ridges, crossing both private and public land. The track provides stunning views down into Queen Charlotte and Kenepuru Sounds, which along with the Pelorus make up the entire Marlborough Sound area. The lush, subtropical native bush is home to many of New Zealand’s native birds including the Bellbird, Tui, the New Zealand Pigeon, Morepork, to name just a few. Seabirds include the Sooty Shearwaters, White-faced Storm Petrel, Weka, Blue Penguin, several species of shag and the Australasian gannets.

4 Stages:
Stage 1 Ship Cove to Endeavour Inlet (15K)
Stage 2 Endeavour Inlet to Camp Bay (11.5K)
Stage 3 Camp Bay to Torea Saddle (24.5)
Stage 4 Torea Saddle to Anakiwa (20k)

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4 Responses to QC Ultramarathon

  1. Dave Knudsen says:

    I am registered for the run and looking forward to November.
    – Are you still looking for a charity to support?
    I have done some fundraising for Teen Challenge- a charity that deals with teens that have problems with drugs and alcohol addiction. Its a very worthy cause.
    If you need more info pse email me or look at their website teenchallenge.org nz
    Rgds Dave Knudsen

  2. Dion says:

    I’m not exactly sure how you register??
    Do I just say I’m keen and rock up on the day with some cash and gear, ready to run??

  3. deckdweller says:

    Hi there. Put me down, maybe with a friend. Looks awesome.

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