Jennian Homes Junior Trail Run
Saturday 1 March 2025

Jennian Homes Junior Trail Run

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Highest Point
Wilcox Green, Arrowtown
Start Line
Wilcox Green, Arrowtown
Finsh Line

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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Event Details

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Event Date Saturday 1 March 2025
Distance 4km
Start Line Wilcox Green, Arrowtown
Finish Line Wilcox Green, Arrowtown
Start Time 2:00pm
Categories Run: Male and Female 7-9 yrs, 10-12 yrs, 13-15 yrs

Walkers are welcome to enter

Minimum Age 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.
Placegetter Awards 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 age category placegetters can collect their medal 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.

Spot Prizes 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.
Athlete Check-in Friday 28 February, 3:00 – 7:00pm, Wilcox Green, Arrowtown

Saturday 1 March, 7:00am – 1:45pm, Wilcox Green, Arrowtown

Collect your race bib at either of these times.

Race Briefing 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.

Start Line

The start line is located on Nairn Street beside Wilcox Green, in the heart of Arrowtown.

Water Station

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!

Finish Line

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.


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