The race is at Welcome Rock on Blackmore Station, straddling the border of Southland and Central Otago. It's an area rich in the history of the Otago Gold Rush. The course covers a huge variety of terrain from alpine tussock land to Fiordland-like Beech forest. You'll be hot, you'll be cold, you'll get wet and have little time to sleep. It could even snow. You may not finish.