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

Race Details

off-road marathon SOLD OUT!

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Date SATURDAY 5 MARCH 2022

Distance 

42km

Start Time

10:30am

Start Line

Motatapu Station near Glendhu Bay, Lake Wanaka. No private vehicle access

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 4pm, Saturday 5 March at Wilcox Green. 1st, 2nd, 3rd in each race category (except walkers).

Prize Money

Overall Male and Female individual winners will be awarded NZD$500.00. 

Mandatory Gear List  

Click here to view the requirements

Cut-off Times 

Cut off at Aid Station 1 (9km from start line) - 12:15pm 

Cut off at Aid Station 2 (17km from start line) - 2:00pm 

Course cut off - 7pm

RACE BRIEFING

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

 


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 awestruck 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

Entry Fees

CATEGORY

EARLY

STANDARD

LATE

Solo (18+ yrs)

SOLD OUT

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NZD$130.00 - SOLD OUT

Limited to 50 entries or until 31 October 2021, whichever occurs first

 

NZD$154.00 - SOLD OUT

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

 

NZD$175.00 - SOLD OUT

Prices are inclusive of all fees and taxes 

Entry fee inclusions

  • Race number  
  • Timing device
  • 4 Aid Stations on course (with water, 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

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Athlete Check-In

Category

Location

DATE

TIME

Adult Individual
(18 yrs+)

Wilcox Green, Arrowtown

Friday 4 March 2022

3:00pm - 7:00pm

Mount Aspiring College, Wanaka

Saturday 5 March 2022

8:00am - 9:15am

 

 WANAKA CHECK-IN MAP

WHAT TO BRING

  • Your ID

Transport

 

PRE-RACE   COST

FROM QUEENSTOWN

- Departing 8:15am from Athol Street bus stop

- Arriving approx. 10:10am

NZD$40

FROM ARROWTOWN

- Departing 8:30am from Cnr Ramshaw Lane and Wiltshire St (beside public toilets)

- Arriving approx. 10:10am

NZD$40

FROM WANAKA

- Departing 9:30am from Mt Aspiring College

- Arriving approx. 10:10am

*Does not need to be pre-booked

FREE

*Does not need to be pre-booked

 

POST-RACE

 

COST

OPTION A

TO WANAKA & GLENDHU BAY

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

- Then continues to Glendhu Bay

NZD$50

OPTION B

TO WANAKA & GLENDHU BAY

- Departing 7:00pm from Cnr Ramshaw Lane and Wiltshire St

- Arriving approx. 8:30pm at Mt Aspiring College, Wanaka

- Then continues to Glendhu Bay

NZD$50

 

Prices are inclusive of all fees and taxes. All arrival times are approximate.

You can book your transport by logging into your EventsPlus account and click on "Merchandise" on the left side column.

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