Miners Trail - Motatapu multi sport event sent in beautiful Queenstown, New Zealand
15km run
632m climbing
906m highest point

Race Details


Saturday 10 March 2018

Entry Fee

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Start Time

8:30am - 8:45am

Start Line

Wilcox Green, Arrowtown


Miners Trail Race Briefing

Finish Line

Wilcox Green, Arrowtown


Friday 9 March, 4:00pm - 7:30pm, Wilcox Green, Arrowtown

Saturday 10 March, 7:00am - 8:15am, Wilcox Green, Arrowtown.

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Transport to the Start Line

Car parking and drop-off is available near the start line.

Minimum Age

Must be 16 years of age on race day to compete

Race Categories

Run: 16-39 yrs, 40-49 yrs, 50-59 yrs, 60+ yrs                   

Walk: 16+ yrs

Mandatory Gear List  

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Cut-off Times 

Cut off at Miners Trail Aid Station (9km from start line) - 12:30pm

Course cut off - 4:00pm

Prizegiving time

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Race records

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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. You’ll pass historic ruins of a miner’s cottage as you climb to the highest point at 906m. The course then descends down towards the valley where you soon join up with the New Chum Track.  Racers will climb up to a ridge overlooking Arrowtown and follow the trail down into New Chum Gully. The next kilometre will see athletes through a challenging and breath-taking section up and out of the gully and down onto Macetown Road to join the rest of the Motatapu athletes for the final river crossings into the finish.  

This is a mountain-style course with varied terrain underfoot including farm track, backcountry single track and with short sections of steep accent/decent. Not to mention the river crossings that greet you in your final KM! 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