THE RUSTIC RUN & WALK – 8 JUNE 2019 Click here to enter. 

The Rustic Run & Walk is an easy to moderate fun-oriented event that compliments the extreme Mt Difficulty Ascent held on the same day. The half or full marathon options are run in 5.275 km laps through the Bannockburn Sluicings near Cromwell, Central Otago. Challenge yourself, or enter a team of colleagues, family or just a group of mates. Run in any order or any distance. Enjoy the atmosphere, camaraderie and meet others with the same goals.

Mid June is WINTER in New Zealand

This is especially so in Central Otago where we get the coldest winters in the country. One of our special characteristics is our frosty mornings followed by crisp, clear calm days. So it could well be below freezing (-5’C) for the race start, you’ll soon warm up on the climbs… Might get up to 12-16’C later in the morning… or it could be windy/rainy/snowy. Those last three are the least likely but boy you’ll be in for an adventure if it is! Please dress appropriately.

Please read the Things You Need To Know and Terms and Conditions tabs before registering for this Event.

Early Bird Registration before 5 June
Full Marathon Solo $65
Half Marathon Solo $50
Half Marathon Team $35 each
Half Mararthon Youth under 19 $20
Half Marathon Kids teams $10 each

Standard Registration 5 June
Full Marathon Solo $75
Half Marathon Solo $60
Half Marathon Team $45 each
Half Mararthon Youth under 19 $20
Half Marathon Kids teams $10 each

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Event Starting Point and Time

Mt Difficulty Winery, 73 Felton Road, Bannockburn, Cromwell.  Rustic Run  Marathon starts at 8:00AM.  Rustic Run Half Marathon starts at 10:00AM

Required Gear:

  • Gloves and hat
  • Warm merino gear
  • Wind/rain proof jacket is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.


Saturday Day of the Event:
7:45AM   Rustic Run Full Marathon briefing.
8:00AM   Event starts
09:45PM Rustic Run Half Marathon briefing
10:00PM Event starts
TIME       After Function and Prize Giving – where and when?