This website is a portal for running events and activities organised by Chris Cox.
Principally the Avalanche Peak Challenge, Bell Hill Challenge, Christchurch Marathon and Goat Pass Guided runs.
The Avalanche Peak Challenge is "a real mountain run".
With razor-backed ridges, snow-capped peaks and amazing high mountain bush tracks and views, this run or tramp across the northern tip of the Southern Alps is a true high mountain experience not to be missed.
Starting and finishing at Arthurs Pass, the 1833m high Avalanche Peak provides a true challenge but the 18k distance makes it eminently achievable.
But don't take our word for it, experience the new-look Shoe Clinic Avalanche Peak Challenge yourself...
Goat Pass Guided Runs offers Coast to Coasters a chance to experience the famous Goat Pass in a safe and social group environment prior to race day.
Having run the grueling Goat Pass since 1983, Chris Cox has covered the 34k course more than 100 times. Having organised C2C recce's since 1996, and as a life-long tramper, climber, runner and industrial safety consultant by profession, Chris is the sport's most experienced and qualified Goat Pass guide.
Clients receive instruction on route choice, river crossings, boulder hopping, downhill running, training, and up-to-date route notes. Experienced assistants ensure everyone gets the attention they deserve.
From competing in 1983's inaugural C2C, to winning team titles and holding the run record for four years, to being the oldest to break the magic 3-hour barrier, no one has more experience on the C2C run than Chris.
The Shoe Clinic Bell Hill Challenge is an exciting off-road adventure run in the Canterbury high country.
Situated at Belldoon Farm in the Selwyn Plantation Block, approx 60k west of Christchurch, this unique 18k run or 12k walk is a scenic tour of the regions most historic but hidden landmarks.
Bell Hill, found just a few kilometres from Sheffield, was a major landmark used by early settlers as they travelled inland from Christchurch into the foothills and mountains behind Christchurch.
This course is wonderfully remote and otherwise closed to the public. It's a great chance for runners and walkers of all ability to experience one of Canterbury's hidden gems...