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Butterfly Creek Nighttime Madness

An after dark adventure for all levels of skill and fitness. 

Butterfly Creek Nighttime Madness is one of the very few mountain race challenges run the dark.  Racing is undertaken in pairs on well formed tracks through native beech forest in this iconic area of the East Harbour Regional Park, Wellington.  Enjoy spectacular night time views of Wellington and the Harbour. Nighttime Madness takes you on a unique night time race adventure and rates as a fun and friendly event to place on your calendar ... Join the madness!


Race Date: Saturday 5 August 2017

Races start and finish Muritai School, Muritai Road, Eastbourne.  More info >>

5.30 - 6.40pm - Registration 
6.10pm - VASQUE race briefing
6.30pm - VASQUE race start
6.40pm - Race briefing for all other categories
7.00pm - Race start all other categories
9.45pm - Prize giving  

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2016 Race Night:  With a full moon, dry track and tons of enthusiasm, racers had a great night with a few PB's and  a record broken for VASQUE.  Thank you to all participants!  Here are the 2016 race results and photos.

VASQUE Challenge

15.4km with a 480m climb. 

Limited to 50 runners. Participants need to be experienced adventure runners.



SILVA Challenge

7.7km for walkers and 9.75km for runners with a 295m climb. 

Achievable for all levels of fitness and experience.



7.7km with a 295m climb. Designed for young people 11 -15 years. 


7.7km with a 295m climb. Designed for an adult and youth pair. Youths must be 7 – 15years. Adults are 18+

A huge 'thank you' to our sponsors


Check out your race route and print off your map




 Race maps are produced using memory-map software. 

Race T-shirts

T-shirts are a fitted design in 100% cotton.  If you are not into fitted t-shirts you will need to order a size or two up from your usual size. 

T-shirts cannot be ordered on the night or after the race. Your race t-shirt must be pre-ordered so please place your t-shirt order when you register.   

Butterfly Creek Nighttime Madness t-shirts come in basic black. To order simply start your registration.

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Race Results from previous years   

"Richard and I thoroughly enjoyed the Nighttime Madness. It was really well organised and I thought the inclusive atmosphere was fantastic -so good to see super fit athletes, ordinary souls like us and families with kids all having fun doing basically the same event. Well done. It's also fantastic to have photos provided free -thank you".

"My daughter and I went 25 minutes faster than our training walk and now have some sore legs to prove it, but it was a unique and fantastic experience. I hope to persuade the other half of the family to join in next year!"

Race Photos

Check out our online gallery of race photos.  Yours free to download. 

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