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#skylinetraverse

"Tough, yes. Rewarding, absolutely. That ridge line really leaves you with a feeling of being up in the clouds with, if you are lucky like we were, a breathtaking view of Lake Wanaka and beyond. I'll definitely be back to run the Skyline Traverse again."

TANYA MALCOLM

Skyline Traverse - Event Overview

#skylinetraverse

The opportunity to race across one of New Zealand’s most spectacular skylines. This is one of the highlights of the Red Bull Defiance event and now you have the opportunity to be a part of this event by racing the Skyline Traverse as a single stage.

This spectacular trail run offers a lengthy ascent followed by a technical traverse across the ridge line of Mt Alpha and Mt Roy. The route culminates with a run off Mt Roy and around the shore of Lake Wanaka back to Edgewater Resort. 

Competitors will run through the breathtaking alpine landscape of Wanaka, taking them on a memorable journey around this amazing adventure playground.

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Skyline Traverse - Important Facts

  • Race Dates :: Sunday January 20th, 2019
  • Entries Open :: Monday June 11th, 2018 at 9am NZST
  • 3rd Edition of Torpedo7 Skyline Traverse
  • Main Event Sponsor :: Torpedo7
  • Categories :: Male and Female Open
  • Prizes :: Sponsor product to be announced
  • Event HQ, Registration and Finish hosted by Edgewater Resort, Wanaka
  • Competitor Limit :: Maximum of 300 runners

Mountain Run

Race across one of New Zealand’s most spectacular skylines that is one of the highlights of the Red Bull Defiance event. This spectacular trail run offers a lengthy ascent followed by a technical traverse across the ridge line of Mt Alpha and Mt Roy, with spectacular Wanaka views.
ENTRY OPENS JUNE