Some GU Guidelines

GU nutrition plan recommendations

Taking on enough fuel and keeping well hydrated are key components to a successful (and enjoyable) race. When determining an appropriate nutrition plan, it is of utmost importance to test what you are going to consume on race day during your training. This applies equally to EVERYTHING you will eat and drink. Like clothing and equipment, race day is not the time to try new things!

GU have come up with some GU nutrition guidelines for runners - well worth a read!

Thrifty auction a place

2015 entry up for grabs!

One of our main sponsors, Thrifty Car Rental has an entry for the 2015 event up for auction. 100% of proceeds from the auction will be donated to Thrifty’s charity partner Surf Life Saving New Zealand – so don’t wait and start bidding now!

This is your last chance to get one entry into this year’s SOLD OUT event, the 60km ASICS Kepler Challenge mountain run taking place in Te Anau on Saturday 5th December 2015.

Charity Challenge 2015

Charity Challenge places 2015

If you would like to save yourself the drama of an early morning start, and the worry of making it onto the list, you can be one of our special charity runners. For a non-refundable fee of $1000, you can secure your place in the 2015 ASICS Kepler Challenge. We have only 15 charity places available, and the first 15 people to register their names with the race secretary between 1 and 14 June 2015, will be entered.

Martin Dent wins 2014 ASICS Kepler Challenge

Martin Dent wins 2014 ASICS Kepler Challenge

Martin Dent from Canberra, Australia has won the 2014 ASICS Kepler Challenge for the second time, in a time of 4:51:28 on the challenging 60km mountain terrain course.

Beating a capacity field of 458 runners on a mild, calm Fiordland day, Dent gained an early lead in the race, on the climb to the Luxmore Hut. Dent took the King of the Mountain title for the second year in a row, being the first to reach the Luxmore Hut.

Important notice


This year, in line with our ongoing commitment to improving the safety and management of the event, the Kepler Challenge Organising Committee has made the decision not to accept any late entries on registration evening for the Kepler Challenge and Luxmore Grunt. The runner fields will be finalised from the waitlists by 9:00am on the Friday prior to the event and no additional runners will be accepted after that time.


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