Join us for the most iconic Alpine Events in New Zealand

Canterbury is now in the ORANGE setting of the Covid Protection Framework. 

All attendees, participants, vendors, volunteers and staff are required to be double vaccinated and will be asked to show their Vaccination Passport before taking part in any races. 

Welcome to Hanmer Events

Get your Alpine Kicks!

From a weekend all about the trails, mountain biking, a half marathon, a marathon through to a duathalon, all your race needs and wants are right here in Hanmer Springs!


4 December 2021

Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km


2022 Date TBC

10km Trail Run,

2km Kids Twilight Dash


7 May 2022

Half Marathon, 10km, 5km

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Bivouac Outdoor 

Mt Isobel Challenge

28 May 2022

Mountain Duathlon 

Solo or Teams


5 Dec 2021

1 & 2 Lap XC Race



19 March 2022

4 & 8 Hour options

Solo or Teams

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Visit Hanmer Springs

Situated in a unique alpine environment, Hanmer Springs is only a 90 minutes drive north of Christchurch, the major gateway to the South Island of New Zealand. Hanmer Springs is a year round holiday destination offering a variety of outdoor activities, great cafes and accommodation.

The geothermal nature of the area has provided the beautiful Thermal Springs Reserve in which to relax.

The village is located at an altitude of approximately 400 metres (1300 feet). This provides a crisp clear climate, with snow falling on several occasions. The combination of the colder climate and the hot pools (normally 25°-42°C or 77°-108°F) is both invigorating and relaxing. The really lucky ones get to soak in the hot pools when it is snowing!

There are plenty of shops to wander through and mountain activities galore. Check out Visit Hanmer Springs to plan your trip.

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