Starting and finishing at Wilcox Green, Arrowtown participants head on a 4km loop along the Arrow River Bridges Trail.
After setting out from the start line on Nairn Street, runners join onto the Arrow River Bridges Trail staying on the river right following the willow-lined trail downriver for approximately 2km to a footbridge that marks the halfway point. A water station will be available 100m before the bridge. The last half of the race follows the track on the other side of the Arrow River all the way back to the finish line and the cheering crowds.
The trail is hard-packed and forms part of the Queenstown Trail network. Smooth and easy surface for a first crack at a trail running race. There are a few small undulating hills but nothing to stop even the smallest legs in the field. The junior athletes will get to finish alongside the other Motatapu athletes and claim their medal under the finish arch. It’s a perfect test for up-and-coming trail runners and a great way to include the whole family in the action!
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|Saturday 2 March 2024
|Wilcox Green, Arrowtown
|Wilcox Green, Arrowtown
|Run: Male and Female 7-9 yrs, 10-12 yrs, 13-15 yrs
Walkers are welcome to enter
|Must be at least 7 years of age on race day to compete. Parents/caregivers are more than welcome to run with their children and are not required to register.
|A short presentation ceremony for the overall top 3 male and female placegetters for each event will be held at the finish line as soon as all 6 athletes have completed the event.
There is no prize giving presentation ceremony for each age group category placegetters. 1st, 2nd and 3rd placegetters can collect their award from the Winner’s Lounge at their leisure from 3:30pm. No awards will be mailed after the event.
Every finisher will receive a finisher medal.
|All competitors are eligible for a spot prize, which will be randomly drawn. A list of winners will be available at the Winner’s Lounge and on the Motatapu App. If your race number is showing on the list, then head along to the Winner’s Lounge tent and show your race number to collect your prize. The Winner’s Lounge will be open from 11am until 8pm in the finish area of Wilcox Green, Arrowtown.
|Friday 1 March, 3-7pm, Wilcox Green, Arrowtown
Saturday 2 March, 10am-1:30pm, Wilcox Green, Arrowtown
Collect your race bib at either of these times.
|There will be a race briefing before you start. It is compulsory for you to attend your race briefing. It will include up-to-date course and weather conditions. The briefing will be based on you having read all the information sent to you pertaining to your event.
The Jennian Homes Junior Trail Run has one water station at the 1.7km mark. The Aid Station will only have water available and will be cheered on by our wonderful team of volunteers!
The finish line for all events is located at Wilcox Green, next to Nairn Street, in the heart of Arrowtown. The Finish area will offer the full post-race experience; where you can relax, soak up the atmosphere, appreciate a well-earned massage, refuel, and enjoy celebrating your achievement with friends and family. Make a day of it enjoying the local flavours of the region, with plenty of delicious food stalls and entertainment; whilst cheering on other finishers throughout the day.
Click here to view the Race Rules