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

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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 ‘cool’ for the race start, you’ll soon warm up once you get moving… 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 Terry’s moto is ‘the worse the weather the greater the adventure!’ 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 3rd 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 3rd 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 (solo and teams) starts at 10:00AM

Recommended Gear:

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


Saturday Day of the Event:
7:45AM   Rustic Run Full Marathon briefing.
8:00AM   Event starts
09:45AM Rustic Run Half Marathon (solo and teams) briefing
10:00AM Event starts
TIME       After Function and Prize Giving – 2pm at the start/finish area