Thursday April 15th 3pm - 7pm.

Further Faster. 57a Buchan St, Sydenham, Christchurch.   

​If you are staying in Oxford for race weekend you will be able to collect your race pack on the morning of the race between 6:00am and 6:30am at the start/finish area.

All Gear Checks are on the morning of the race between 6:00am - 6:30am.

The Further Faster 33km Mountain Challenge has an approximate elevation gain of 2000m over the distance. 

race rego

race starts and briefings

post race massage

You can book online for a post race massage with the crew from Head2Toe Massage Therapy. 

$20 for 15 minutes..

gear checks

Early Entry: $145 up until 1st Dec. 
Standard Entry (from 1st Dec): $160 
All entries includes finishers medal, custom Salewa buff, post race nourishment, and an experience of a lifetime​.

TEAMS EVENT (Separate Prize Pool for Teams Event)
Female, Male, or Mixed Teams of 2. Competitors must stay together throughout the duration of the race. 
Early Entry: $260 (team of 2) up until 1st Dec. 
Standard Entry (From 1st Dec): $290 

​​We recommend that you wear trail running shoes with a good grip on them as the trail is technical.​​


The Further Faster 33km Mountain Challenge Race allows you to step up from the traditional half marathon distance and test yourself without committing to a full marathon. The course takes you up Mt Oxford and then on a trip down to the Wharfedale Track. This race is ever changing with terrain and scenery, a great experience and a good challenge.

The course starts and finishes in Coopers Creek and takes you on an adventure in the Mt Oxford Conservation Area. Competitors head up Mt Oxford and along the summit before turning right at the Mt Oxford Route section. There you descend steeply to the Wharfedale Hut. You will check in at the Wharfedale Hut and enjoy the Salewa Aid Station. After a small (or big) refeul you will rejoin the Wharfedale Track and head towards the Ryde Falls Track junction. At this point you will join up with the 15km and 21km competitors and head back towards Coopers Creek. 

​The trail is variable in difficulty with some very technical sections (in particular the descent down Mt Oxford Route) and then some great running sections (Wharfedale Track).  You will encounter a little bit of everything underfoot, including some small creek crossings.

​The 33km distance is a nice step up from the usual 21km races and with the stunning scenery and ever-changing conditions underfoot it is an exciting addition to the Mt Oxford Odyssey.  ​

course description

the 33km race

race entry

Race start:          7:00am


 ​Race Briefing:    6:40am