Ultra Run - Motatapu multi sport event sent in beautiful Queenstown, New Zealand
51km Run
2790m Climbing
1275m Highest Point

Race Details

Date Saturday 9 March 2019

Distance 

51km

Start Time

6:00am

Start Line

Glendhu Bay, Lake Wanaka (Directions)

Ultra Run Race Briefing

Finish Line

Wilcox Green, Arrowtown

Minimum Age

Must be 18 years of age on race day to compete

Race Categories

Solo: Female, Male                                                                 

Teams: Female Team, Male Team, Mixed Team

Mandatory Gear List & Check

Mandatory Gear check at Registration and on-course at Checkpoint A. Click here for more info

Course cut off times 

Check Point A (Fern Burn Hut cut off) - 8:00am/9km from start

Check Point B (Highland Hut cut off) - 10:00am/15km from start

Check Point C (Rose’s Hut cut off) - 3:00pm/26km from start

Check Point D (Macetown cut off) - 6:00pm/36km from start

Course cut off - 8:00pm


Course Details

5 Unique events in beautiful Motatapu, Queenstown New Zealand.

This Motatapu Ultra traverses the absolutely stunning ridges and valleys of the Harris Mountain Range between Wanaka and Arrowtown. The track covers 51km of exposed and physically challenging back-country terrain across the Motatapu and Soho Stations on an old travellers' route that is steeped in New Zealand history.

You will ascend a total of 2790 metres over four peaks (the highest point being 1275m), and negotiate rough tussock-covered areas, long, steep saddles and river crossings. It will be an accomplishment you'll remember and be very proud of for a long time to come.

The Motatapu Ultra follows the DOC Motatapu Track, which forms part of the Te Araroa Walking Trail from Cape Reinga to Bluff. Te Araroa, meaning "The Long Pathway", connects settlements, townships and cities throughout New Zealand, showcasing a wide variety of NZ experiences - natural, cultural and historic.

 

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Competitor Responsibility

Motatapu Ultra athletes must have prior mountain running and marathon distance race experience. This is not an event for novice runners. All competitors are required to register and pick up their race number(s) on Friday evening in Wanaka or Arrowtown.  If you are registered as a team, both members must be present at registration. While registering, every competitor must get their mandatory gear checked. This will be checked again at Check Point A.

All competitors are required to carry a Personal Locator Beacon during the race which will be provided by the race organisers at registration.

All competitors must attend the race briefing that will take place at 5:50am at the Start Line on race day.

Throughout the race competitors must follow route markers, stick to the DOC walking track, and remain within 200 metres of the poled route. Team members must not be more than 50 metres apart and within 'line of sight' of each other at all times throughout the race. They must also cross the finish line together.

Competitors must use stiles wherever possible and leave all gates as they find them.


Bad Weather Exit Routes

Competitors must carry a copy of this page with them on course. If the weather is suitable for the race to go ahead but later closes in making the route impassable, teams will be required to follow a pre-set evacuation plan as follows. If any changes are required to these evacuation plans, you will be given an updated version on race day. 

download ultra Bad Weather Exit Routes


Entry info

EntER HERE

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

Solo (18 YRS+)

$169.00 

$182.52

$190.00 

$205.20

$209.00 

$225.72

Teams (18 yrs+)

$299.00 

$322.92

$320.00 

$345.60

$339.00 

$366.12

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


Entry inclusions

  • Race number
  • Timing device
  • Personal Locator Beacon
  • 4 check points on course all with water and the final 2 have additional electrolyte hydration and substantial food items like cake, fruit and energy bars.
  • Bag drop service
  • Post-event recovery area at the finish with food & drink
  • Finishers medal
  • Spot prizes and awards for top finishers
  • Race Pack Gift with athlete gifts
  • Course record cash prizes

The Ultra Run will have a mandatory gear check at Athlete Registration in Wanaka or Arrowtown on Friday 8 March 2019. All competitors must have all mandatory gear items in order to get their race number and start the race. There will also be a mandatory gear check on course at Checkpoint A (Fernburn Hut). Any competitors missing any items will not be allowed to continue.


Registration

Category

LOCATION

DATE

TIME

MAP

Solo / Teams

Wilcox Green, Arrowtown

Friday 8 March 2019

4:00pm - 7:30pm

Click Here

Mt Aspiring College, Wanaka

Friday 8 March 2019

4:00pm - 7:30pm

Click Here


What to Bring

Please bring your Mandatory Gear for a compulsory gear check.


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.

BOOK HERE ACTIVE USER GUIDE

Pre-Race

 

Cost

Arrowtown to Start

Departing 4:15am Cnr Ramshaw Lane and Wiltshire St (beside public toilets)

- Arriving 5:40am    

$40

 

POST-RACE

 

COST

TO QUEENSTOWN

- First bus: 11:00am - departing from Nairn Street, Wilcox Green
Continuous service (departing approx every 20mins) until 6:00pm

$10 

- book with driver only on event day

OPTION A

TO WANAKA & GLENDHU BAY

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

- Then continues to Glendhu Bay

$40

OPTION B

TO WANAKA & GLENDHU BAY

- Departing 4:30pm from Cnr Ramshaw Lane and Wiltshire St
- Arriving 6:00pm at Mt Aspiring College, Wanaka

- Then continues to Glendhu Bay

$40

OPTION C

TO WANAKA & GLENDHU BAY

- Departing 5:30pm from Cnr Ramshaw Lane and Wiltshire St
- Arriving 7:00pm at Mt Aspiring College, Wanaka

$40

OPTION D

TO WANAKA & GLENDHU BAY

- Departing 7:00pm from Cnr Ramshaw Lane and Wiltshire St
- Arriving 8:30pm at Mt Aspiring College, Wanaka

- Then continues to Glendhu Bay

$40