Off-Road Marathon - Motatapu multi sport event sent in beautiful Queenstown, New Zealand
42km Run
1022m Climbing
875m Highest Point

Race Details

Date SUNDAY 10 March 2019

Distance 

42km

Start Time

7:30am

Start Line

Motatapu Station near Glendhu Bay, Lake Wanaka

Finish Line

Wilcox Green, Arrowtown

Minimum Age

Must be 18 years of age on race day to compete

Race Categories

Run: Male and Female 18-39 yrs, 40-49 yrs, 50-59 yrs, 60+ yrs. Walkers are welcome to enter.

Prize Giving

Prize Giving will take place at 1:00pm at Wilcox Green. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, 3rd in each race category.

 Prize Money

Overall Male and Female individual winners will be awarded on the finish line with NZD$500.00. 

Mandatory Gear List  

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Cut-off Times 

Cut off at Aid Station 1 (9km from start line) - 9:45am  

Cut off at Aid Station 2 (17km from start line) - 11:30am  

Course cut off - 4:30pm


Course Details

5 Unique events in beautiful Motatapu, Queenstown New Zealand.

Completing a Marathon is an amazing achievement and it is made all the more memorable when it is set in such a stunning location as the Motatapu Marathon.

The marathon starts at Motatapu Station near Lake Wanaka and finishes at historic Arrowtown. Your journey follows a route early Maori used for hunting and gathering, and to move Pounamu (Greenstone). The valley was not discovered by European explorers until around 1862, during the gold rush.

This course takes you on an iconic off-road run through the magnificent Motatapu, Soho and Glencoe Stations, which thanks to the owners, are opened once a year to the public for this event. 

You will go through numerous river crossings, climb some hills, overcome your own personal challenges and no doubt be awe struck with the spectacular views of these southern high country valleys.

First-time competitors often tell us they will never run on-road again after completing the Motatapu Marathon!

Course Map


Entry Info

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Entry Fees

Category

Early Bird 
(30 Apr - 30 Sep)

Standard 
(1 Oct - 31 Jan)

Late 
(1 Feb - 8 Mar)

 

Price

 

Price

incl. 8% Active Fee

Price

 

Price

incl. 8% Active Fee

Price

 

Price

incl. 8% Active Fee

Adult Individual (18 yrs+)

$119.00 

$128.52

$140.00 

$151.20

$159.00 

$171.72

Please note: All entry fees are shown in New Zealand dollars and include GST.


Entry fee inclusions

  • Race number  
  • Timing device
  • 4 Aid Stations on course (with water, PURE Nutrition Sports drink, toilets and first aid)
  • Bag drop service
  • Post-event recovery area at the finish with food & drink
  • Finishers medal
  • Spot prizes and awards for top finishers
  • Course record cash prizes
  • Race pack with athlete gift

Registration

Category

Location

DATE

TIME

MAP

Adult Individual
(18 yrs+)

Wilcox Green, Arrowtown

Saturday 9 March 2019

3:00pm - 6:00pm

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Mt Aspiring College, Wanaka

Sunday 10 March 2019

5:00am - 6:15am

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Transport

Please note, you can book this while entering, or at a later date through your Active account, subject to availability. If you have not previously created an Active account click here. We recommend you book early to avoid disappointment. 

No private vehicles are permitted to drive to the start of the marathon. For those travelling by bus from Queenstown or Arrowtown, you MUST register Saturday in Arrowtown.

BOOK HERE ACTIVE USER GUIDE

PRE-RACE   COST

FROM QUEENSTOWN

- Departing 5:15am from Athol Street Bus Stop

- Arriving approx. 7:10am

$40

FROM ARROWTOWN

- Departing 5:30am from Cnr Ramshaw Lane and Wiltshire St (beside public toilets)

- Arriving approx. 7:10am

$40

FROM WANAKA

-Departing 6:30am from Mt Aspiring College

-Arriving approx. 7:10am

 Free

 

POST-RACE   COST

TO QUEENSTOWN

- First bus departs: 11:00am - departing from Nairn Street, Wilcox Green
Continuous service (departing approx every 20mins) until 5:00pm

$10 cash 

- book with driver only on event day

OPTION A

TO MT ASPIRING COLLEGE, WANAKA

- Departing 1:00pm from Cnr Ramshaw Lane and Wiltshire St
- Arriving 2:30pm at Mt Aspiring College, Wanaka

$40

OPTION B

TO MT ASPIRING COLLEGE, WANAKA

- Departing 3:00pm from Cnr Ramshaw Lane and Wiltshire St
- Arriving 4:30pm at Mt Aspiring College, Wanaka

$40

OPTION C

TO MT ASPIRING COLLEGE, WANAKA

- Departing 5:00pm from Cnr Ramshaw Lane and Wiltshire St
- Arriving 6:30pm at Mt Aspiring College, Wanaka

$40

* Please note: all arrival times are approximate.