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The Kepler Challenge would not be possible without the generous support of our partners.
Our principal sponsor
FreshChoice has been the principal sponsor for the Kepler Challenge since 2016. Local owners, Keith and Monica, have a long association with the event both as runners and volunteers. The Kepler Challenge is the biggest event on the Te Anau calendar and the couple wanted to show their support for the event that involves the whole town.
Emersons offers a full range of Dunedin born and brewed beers. That’s something to drink to when you complete your personal challenge!
"No Shortcuts" defines the Scott spirit of doing things the right way, for the right reasons.
Pure Sports Nutrition
Pure Sports Nutrition aims to improve your nutrition during exercise with New Zealand-made, high quality natural products.
Montane offers a range of innovative, lightweight, breathable clothing and equipment for endurance sports in extreme conditions.
Wild Things offers trail runners an innovative and exciting set of resources to fuel their passion for trail running in New Zealand.
Southern Lakes Helicopters
Southern Lakes Helicopters has been flying in Fiordland for over 30 years. Let their experienced pilots share their spectacular backyard with you.
Explore Fiordland with Real Journeys. See Te Anau's very own glow worm caves, take a cruise on spectacular Milford Sound or experience the remoteness of Doubtful Sound.
Distinction Hotel Te Anau
Located on the lake front, Distinction Hotels Te Anau offers chic, elegant 4-star accommodation for the discerning traveller.
The Moose Bar
Join your fellow runners at the unofficial post-race party at The Moose to celebrate completing your very own personal challenge.
DOC / Air NZ
Air New Zealand is investing in biodiversity projects on the Great Walks network.
Specialist designers and manufacturers of superb quality and very cool trekking and light weight ultra marathon poles.
Julbo sunglasses not only look great, but they protect your eyes from the fierce New Zealand sun.
Lifesystems offer a range of first aid kits and outdoor survival equipment to help keep you safe in the mountains.
Ems Power Cookies
For energy snacks that taste good and are made in New Zealand from all natural ingredients you can't go past Em's Power Cookies.
Good Planets are Hard to Find - Don't Blow It have been a long-time sponsor of the Kepler Challenge and are associated with the "most Improved" prizes.
Compressport provide high-end compression clothing and accessories for improved performance.
Ultraspire offers a range of comfortable hydration vests, belts, packs and handheld bottles to help get you from the start to the finish line in style!