The Santa Cruz NZ Enduro Opens for Registration this Sunday

Oct 14, 2016 at 12:22
by Anka Martin  
Entries for the 2017 Santa Cruz NZ Enduro (March 10-12) open Sunday, October 16th.

After two successful sold out years, the third annual Santa Cruz NZ Enduro opens for registration this Sunday, October 16th. This three-day multi-stage enduro race will take place from March 10-12, 2017 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.

The entry link will be posted on our Facebook page here and NZ Enduro website on the 16th of October at 7pm NZST - NZ Standard time, 9am Central European time. This means Saturday midnight for those on west coast USA time. Entries will be open for 48 hours.

The 140 entries will be selected using a combination of a lottery and first come first serve system, as well as some invitational entries. You will be able to submit group entries. Successful applicants will be notified by direct email.

Basic Facts:
-Three days of multi-stage enduro style racing format, March 10-12 2017.
- Marlborough, NZ.
- Close to Ferry terminal of Picton and towns of Nelson and Blenheim.
- Natural trails, native NZ forests and jungle, scenic, 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.
- Good food, beer, coffee, and great trails.
- Race entry costs are $345 NZD and that includes a helicopter shuttle, food and good times.

The Santa Cruz NZ Enduro, for those visiting for the EWS, is perfectly timed to dust off your race cobwebs here in the sunny southern hemisphere.

Both Facebook and the website will be updated with the latest information.

Kia Ora
Sven and Anka Martin

Image by Sven Martin

MENTIONS: @housemartin


  • 16 0
 Wait a sec. This is not about rampage?
  • 4 7
 What what in the butt
  • 6 10
flag WAKIdesigns (Oct 14, 2016 at 22:16) (Below Threshold)
 Enduro is the new Rampage
  • 10 0
 did it this year and was epic. proper riding for sure. no bikeparks here. class event
  • 2 12
flag SBPwhat (Oct 15, 2016 at 6:44) (Below Threshold)
 Class event with world class trails for sure! By the last day you must have been so tired and hungover that you forgot you raced down Fernhill track and down through Queenstown Bike park.
  • 11 0
 @SBPwhat: that sounds like Trans NZ, not NZ enduro.
  • 3 0
 This race is the absolute definition of New Zealand mountain biking. Most of the trails are gnarly and highly technical, the scenery is mind blowing and the atmosphere is one of the best I've ever experienced. There are heli drops and a van shuttle. Not so it's easier, just to pack in more rad!
  • 5 0
 Some of the best riding in nz all in one tidy package. What's not to like?
  • 1 0
 I will get a sponsors tattoo on any body part to get a place in this if they're willing to pay my fees. Any sponsor, any body part...
  • 2 0
 Heli shuttles?!?!? much is registration?
  • 5 0
 345 nzd qwhich is probably like 250 usd
  • 1 0
 Arrrghhh, just went to register but the time is this article was wrong it was 8am central european time not 9am Frown .
  • 1 0
 *in this article.
  • 1 1 the new XC.
  • 3 2
 It's hurting DH more than XC. People will always buy hardtails, but with the rise of EWS, bicycle companies put less into their DH programs and more into Enduro. And try getting Enduro into the Olympics or making it the number one way youth get into endurance cycling like XC is. I doubt that'll happen.

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