Miners Trail - Motatapu multi sport event sent in beautiful Queenstown, New Zealand
15km run
972m cumulative climbing
1047m highest point

Race Details

ENTRIES FOR MOTATAPU 2022 WILL OPEN

12:00PM - 1 JULY 2021

Date SATURDAY 6 MARCH 2021

Distance 

15km

Start Time

11:00am

Start Line

Wilcox Green, Arrowtown

Finish Line

Wilcox Green, Arrowtown

Minimum Age

Must strictly be 16 years of age on race day to compete

Race Categories

Run: Male and Female 16-39 yrs, 40-49 yrs, 50-59 yrs, 60+ yrs. Walkers are welcome to enter.

Prize Giving

Prize Giving will take place at 3pm, Saturday 5 March at Wilcox Green. 1st, 2nd, 3rd in each race category (except walkers).

Mandatory Gear List  

Click here to view the requirements

Cut-off Times 

Cut off at top of Tobins Track (3km from start line) - 12:15pm

Cut off at Aid Station (6.5km from start line) - 2:15pm

Course cut off - 4:30pm

RACE BRIEFING

There will be a 10 minute race briefing before you start.

 


Course Details

5 Unique events in beautiful Motatapu, Queenstown New Zealand.

The course follows a spectacular loop from Arrowtown, ascending the historic Tobin's Track up onto the Crown Terrace before entering the magnificent Glencoe Station (water and toilet location). You’ll pass historic ruins of a miner’s cottage as you climb to the Aid Station at 6.5km. From here, the course continues up the tussock covered hillside ascending to the high point at 1047m and a breath-taking view of the Wakatipu Basin. The trail narrows to a single track as it cuts across the top of the mountain heading towards the big descent of the race.  The next couple kilometers zig-zag down towards the Arrow River on a rough, disused farm track. With 4km to go Miners Trail runners meet the Macetown Track and connect up with the Off-Road Marathon, Ultra & Mountain Bike course for the final push to the finish. 

This is a mountain-style course with varied terrain underfoot including farm track, backcountry single track and with short sections of steep ascent/descent. Not to mention the 11 river crossings that greet you in your final couple KMs! This will be a spectacular race that you won’t soon forget.

Get off-road and into the hills – you have a challenge ahead of you!

Course Map


Entry Info

Entry Fees

CATEGORY

TIER 1

TieR 2

TieR 3

Adult (19+ yrs)

NZD$75.00

Limited to 50 entries or until 31 October, whichever occurs first

 

NZD$99.00

Limited to 100 entries or until 31 Jan 2022, whichever occurs first

 

NZD$120.00

Junior (16 – 18 yrs)

NZD$75.00

Limited to 5 entries or until 31 October, whichever occurs first

 

NZD$75.00

Limited to 20 entries or until 31 Jan 2022, whichever occurs first

 

NZD$98.00

Prices are inclusive of all fees and taxes

ENTRY FEE INCLUSIONS

  • Race number
  • Timing device
  • 1 Aid Station on course at 6.5km (additional water and toilets are located at the top of Tobins Track - 3km)
  • Bag drop service
  • Post event recovery area at the finish with food & drink.
  • Finishers medal
  • Spot prizes and awards for top finishers

Athlete Check-In

LOCATION

DATE

TIME

WILCOX GREEN, ARROWTOWN

Friday 5 March 2021

Saturday 6 March 2021

3:00pm - 7:00pm

9:00am - 10:45am

WHAT TO BRING

  • Your ID