The 42nd 3 Peaks Mountain Race

RACE DAY March 30th, 2025


Trail runner in tunnel on 3 Peaks Plus 1

3 PEAKS + 1

56km run

Trail runner enjoying a flying descent in The 3 Peaks 26k run


26km run or walk

Trail runner negotiate a nice technical muddy descent


11km run or walk

RACE DAY March 30th, 2025

Named after the three peaks of Flagstaff (668m), Swampy (739m) and Mt Cargill (676m), the 3 Peaks takes runners and walkers up some of Dunedin’s most beautiful trails through lush native bush where they are rewarded with incredible panoramic views.

The 56km 3 Peaks Plus 1 adds one of the high points of the Silverpeaks, Pulpit Rock (760m), and even more amazing terrain and trail. The 55km event is also the NZ short course trail running championship.

The 3 Peaks Mountain Race starts and finishes within 4km of the city centre and yet accesses some stunningly wild and remote trails and hills. This is probably one of the most easily accessible mountain trail races in New Zealand.

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New Zealand Trail Running Championship

In 2025 the 3 Peaks Plus 1 56km event will be the NZ short course trail running championship. To be eligible runners need to be signed up with a NZ Athletics Club and be 20 years old or more.


As well as rocking some of the best urban, yet wild, trail running found in New Zealand, Dunedin is also renowned for it’s heritage, wildlife and distinctly quirky character.

Dunedin is an intriguing mix of vibrant urban culture, wildly beautiful places and exceptional local cuisine.

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Trail running at its best!

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