After three successful sold out years the fourth annual Santa Cruz NZ Enduro opens for registration this Friday. This three-day multi-stage enduro race will take place from March 9-11, 2018 in beautiful Marlborough on the top of New Zealand’s South Island. It is home to some of New Zealand’s most scenic and sacred trails. Check the official press release below for more information.

Last year saw racers from seventeen countries take the start with Damien Oton and Ines Thoma taking the overall win. Make sure to watch the wrap up video to capture all the good vibes and action-packed racing.

  Conditions couldn’t possibly be worse than last year and everyone still had a blast.

Fancy a helicopter shuttle?
Trail conditions changed quickly from dusty to muddy
Cedric Gracia had a blast on and off the trails.

Three wild days of racing and riding with your mates around the Marlborough Sounds, NZ. Close to the Picton Ferry terminal and South Island towns of Nelson and Blenheim. Natural trails, native NZ beech forest, scenic liasons, challenging, fast, flowy, technical and steep at times. Laid back vibe and atmosphere. No start order or set liaison times. Professional timing, ride with your friends, have a swim if you want. Race entry costs are $375 NZD and that includes shuttles, helicopter uplift, food, beer, BBQ and good times, not to mention the infamous NZ Enduro swag bag on sign up.

Chill like the Pros …

The entry link will be posted on the Facebook page here and NZ Enduro website on:
17th of November at 9am NZDT (Nov 16th 9pm Central European time, Nov 16th 12 midday Pacific Standard time) Entries will be open for 36 hours.
140 Successful applicants will be drawn and notified by direct email. You will be able to submit group entries if you are travelling with a partner or group of friends.

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Words: NZ Enduro PR Photos: Digby Shaw, Tim Bardsley-Smith, Boris Beyer