Crest to Crest Challenge
Applications for the 2024 Crest to Crest team are now open, please have your application form in by Friday 13 October.
Click here: 2024 Application Form
Crest to Crest Programme:
Leg 1 is a run setting off from the Chateau towards Taranaki Falls and the Tama lakes before
crossing the saddle and out to the Desert Road via the Waihohonu hut.
Time: 2hours 22minutes
Record Time: 2hours 19minutes (2012)
Leg 2 is a mountain bike from the Chateau Tongariro to Whakhoro on the banks of the Whanganui River. This is 70 km of seal and gravel road.
Time: 2hours 37minutes
70 km: Record Time: 2hours 22minutes (2011)
Leg 3 is a downriver 30km Canadian canoe trip from Whakahoro to John Coull Hut
Leg 4 is the completion of the 70km canoe trip down the Whanganui River to Pipiriki.
100km(Leg 3&4): Time: 9hours 14minutes
Record Time: 9hours 14minutes (2022)
Previous Record Time: 9hours 49minutes (2017)
Leg 5 is a road bike from Ohakune to Feilding, a distance of 170 km.
170km: Time: 6hours 37minutes
Record Time: 5hours 34minutes (2016)
Leg 6 is a 24km run from Fielding to the PNBHS Crest with all the Year 9 students standing at the entrance of the school to welcome the team home.
24km: Time: 1hours 58minutes
Record Time: 1hours 58 minutes (2007/2022)
Course Record 22hours 48 minutes set in 2022
Previous Record Time: 22hours 59minutes (2017)
2022 Crest to Crest Challenge