2020 Rakiura Challenge entry information

2020 Rakiura Challenge entry information


The Rakiura Challenge Trail Run will take place on 3rd October 2020 in the Rakiura National Park Stewart Island.  The Department of Conservation (DOC) has granted concession for 250 runners to compete in the run.

The standard registration fee is $290, and this covers meals on the Friday/Saturday nights, event tee-shirt as well as transport to the start line.  Entries are only accepted online.

A supporter can also register on-line and pay a fee of $100.  This fee includes the Friday/Saturday night meals.

Once a competitor/supporter has entered and paid a confirmation email will be sent confirming your place in the race.

The 2020 Rakiura Challenge is now full!  Thank you everyone for your support.

Supporters wishing to join race competitors at the meals and prize giving should register here



Waiting List

Should registrations fill up a waiting list will be generated should cancellations accrue - please email  admin@rakiurachallenge.co.nz  and organisers will inform the next person on the waiting list of their availability to join the race.

Refund Policy

A refund of 50% of the entry fee paid will be made if you advise race organisers of your withdrawal from the event before 1 September 2020.  After that date the entry fee is not refundable.


The following waiver will be applied to this event.

I/We accept all conditions of entry, while recognising and agreeing that trail running and walking are inherently risky and physically challenging undertakings. I/We attest to having read all information supplied in the entry form of website, and enter this event knowing the risks and demands involved.

Therefore I/We take all responsibility for my/our fitness, experience, actions and occurrences during this event. As such I/We, my family, heirs and executors of any estate discharge the event organisers, sponsors and all other persons involved in the event of and liability, claims or damages relating to personal injury, loss or damage of equipment, or and matter arising from the event. I understand that if extreme weather or other “acts of god”, force changes, postponement or cancellation of the event, that the entry fee is non-refundable. I authorise my name, voice and picture to be used, without payment, in any capacity relating to the event.

Travel deals from Stewart Island transport operators

Stewart Island Flights and Stewart Island Ferries are providing a discounted rate to Rakiura Challenge competitors and registered supporters.

To take advantage of these deals please contact the operators directly.  Mention that you have been successful in gaining registration for the Run and quote your registration number:

  • Stewart Island Flights - phone 03 218 9129
  • Stewart Island Ferries - phone 0800 656501