Get ready for a running event like no other! On Saturday 29 February 2020, the spectacular Walter Peak High Country Farm is hosting its first-ever High Country Run.
Your morning will commence with an 8 am exclusive cruise over to Walter Peak on the iconic TSS Earnslaw. With the choice of either the 5km or 10km loop, you can take in breath-taking views of Walter Peak Farm and the surrounding lake and mountains on this family-friendly trail run.
Participants will be able to reward themselves with a range of delectable food and refreshments from the Walter Peak pop-up BBQ before returning on the 10:45 am cruise back to Queenstown.
The return cruise will include a prize ceremony to podium placers for each age category.
With medals given to all finishers and a range of spot prizes also given away, this is a fun event for the whole family.
Online registrations open at 12:00 pm (midday) on Tuesday 14 January 2020
Online registrations close at 12:00 am (midnight) on Sunday 23 February 2020 (unless sold out prior).
Participants can collect their race numbers and electronic transponders at the Real Journeys Queenstown Visitor Centre (located at 88 Beach Street Steamer Wharf) between 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm on Friday 28 February 2020 and on the morning of the event at the Real Journeys Visitor Centre between 7:00 am – 7:45 am before boarding the TSS Earnslaw and cruising over to Walter Peak High Country Station.
How do I get to Walter Peak?
Transport to and from the event on the Walter Peak High Country Farm will be on board the TSS Earnslaw historic coal-fired steamship and is included in the event entry fee.
Racers are not permitted to travel to Walter Peak using their own transport.
*Please click on the Event Details Page for all transport scheduling.
What clothing should I wear?
Whilst there are no compulsory clothing requirements to take part in the event we suggest you dress appropriately for your chosen event according to the weather conditions on the day. With the nature of the event taking place in an alpine environment, the weather can change at any time.
All participants in the event will be able to leave a small bag containing personal belongings in a dry and secure location before the start of the event and collect post run by presenting your race number.
Where can I park?
There is plentiful pay and display car parking in and around Queenstown. The closest free parking will be in the Queenstown Gardens car park. The nearest pay and display car park is located a stone’s throw away at the Man Street car park (located at 12 Man Street).
What food and refreshments will be available?
A variety of food & refreshments to quench your hunger and thirst will be available to purchase at the Walter Peak pop-up BBQ and onboard the TSS Earnslaw.
What are the race rules, safety and payment policies?