The Routeburn Classic is an iconic ‘adventure run’ along New Zealand’s renowned Routeburn Track. This exclusive event, limited to 400 athletes, takes place annually in late April. Spanning 32 kilometres and reaching an impressive elevation of 1127 metres, it highlights the breathtaking beauty within a designated World Heritage Area in Fiordland National Park.

With diverse terrains ranging from lush native bush to exposed alpine environments, athletes face demanding uphill climbs and challenging technical descents. The track’s rugged and intricate nature adds to the event’s appeal.

First held in 2001, The Routeburn Classic was acquired by Ultimate Events in 2023, with the aim to enhance its legacy while continuing to create an unforgettable experience for its competitors.

The Routeburn Classic offers an unparalleled adventure, showcasing New Zealand’s stunning landscapes and pushing participants to their limits with a captivating blend of endurance, technical skill, and natural beauty.

Event Date

19 April 2025

Recurring on the 3rd Saturday of April

8:30 AM


Routeburn Track

Physical Address