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Introduction Get off the beaten track in some serious style! Join RunAways for a multi-day run along the Old Ghost Road staying overnight in cabins with helicopter provision drops.

The Ghost Run includes a 3 day trail run staying in pre-booked cabins and helicopter gear pick up and drop off; book-ended with scenic travel, walks and sightseeing with time to relax in the Hamner Thermal Springs.

We will cover approximately 85km over the three days on Old Ghost Road.

Difficulty RunAways are holidays tours. We encourage anyone with the stamina to join our tours. While our tours may be physically very demanding, speed is irrelevant and we are non-competitive. This isn’t a training camp, it’s a holiday, just like no other! If you have any questions about your fitness, please get in touch.

Itinerary Summary

  • Day 1 | Arrival: Start with check in at Christchurch. Meet team and tour briefing.
  • Day 2 | Scenic Southern Alps: Travel through Southern Alps via Arthurs Pass with sight seeing stops and walks. Check in at pre-Ghost Run accommodation.
    Meals offered: Continental breakfast option
  • Day 3 | Welcome to Old Ghost Road (approx. 30km): Leave gear and supplies for charter helicopter. Run to Ghost Lake to where our huts await.
    Meals offered: continental breakfast option & dinner (freeze dried hiking meals)
  • Day 4 | The Longest Day (approx 38km): Kit up and run to Specimen Point where our huts await. Gear to be transported by charter helicopter.
    Meals: continental breakfast option & dinner (freeze dried hiking meals)
  • Day 5 | Final Stretch (approx 17km): Following the old gold miners track along the Mokihuni River we finish back at Rough and Tumble Lodge.
    Meals: continental breakfast option
  • Day 6 | Day of Rest: Travel day back to Christchurch via Lewis Pass and a visit to Hanmer Springs thermal pools to sooth weary legs.
    Meals: continental breakfast option
  • Day 7 | Tour End. Group bus available for drop offs at Christchurch Airport or for those staying on in Christchurch, their nearby accommodation.
    Meals: continental breakfast option


    • Airport pick up & drop off.
    • Department of Conservation Permits
    • Guided Run
    • Accommodation
    • Travel within New Zealand with the RunAways group.
    • Some breakfast/meal options (Bread, spreads, cereals, milk, coffee and tea) and snacks (some fruit, muesli bars).
    • Sleeping Bag Hire
    • Freeze dried hikers meals on Old Ghost Road x 4
    • Entry to Hanmer Springs
    • Two spirited, experienced & passionate runners as guides (learn more about Coach Will and Coach Isaac here).


    • Costs of any optional recreation activities, including any hire of equipment, entry fees or contracting third parties for services.
    • Food and meals outside of the provisions mentioned in Inclusions.
    • Individual optional travel outside of group activities and local area transfers.
    • Flights not included

Please note: We have done our utmost to ensure all material published on this web page is accurate and up to date. However, any and all actual tour details can be updated from time to time. Final confirmation of any details must be made direct with the organisors and are reflected in the Administration Pack.

The April 2020 Ghost Run Tour is now open for bookings. Use the form below to send us a message and we can send you a brochure!



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