UDC Finance Miners Trail
Saturday 2 March 2024

UDC Finance Miners Trail

15km
Run
724m
Climb
1052m
Highest Point
Wilcox Green, Arrowtown
Start Line
Wilcox Green, Arrowtown
Finsh Line

This trail run course follows a spectacular loop from Arrowtown, ascending the historic Tobin’s Track up onto the Crown Terrace before entering the magnificent Glencoe Station (water and toilet location). You’ll pass historic ruins of a miner’s cottage as you climb to the Aid Station at 7.2km.

From here, the course continues up the tussock covered hillside ascending to the high point at 1052m and a breath-taking view of the Wakatipu Basin. The trail narrows to a single track as it cuts across the top of the mountain heading towards the big descent of the race.  The next couple kilometres zig-zag down towards the Glencoe Station on a rough, disused farm track. The course then heads into New Chum Gully dropping onto Tobins Track for the final push to the finish.

This is a mountain-style course with varied terrain underfoot including farm track, back country single track and with short sections of steep ascent/descent. This will be a spectacular race that you won’t soon forget.

Get off-road and into the hills – you have a challenge ahead of you!

Course Maps

Event Details

Entry Fees View Entry Fees here
Event Date Saturday 2 March 2024
Distance 15.2km
Start Line Wilcox Green, Arrowtown
Start List Click Here
Finish Line Wilcox Green, Arrowtown
Start Time 8:30am
Categories Run: Male and Female 16-18 yrs, 19-29 yrs, 30-39 yrs, 40-49 yrs, 50-59 yrs, 60-69 yrs, 70+years.

Walkers are welcome to enter (please check cut-off times)

Minimum Age Must strictly be 16 years of age on race day to compete
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 placegetters can collect their award from the Winner’s Lounge at their leisure from 3pm. No awards will be mailed after the event.

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.
Mandatory Gear checklist Click here to view the requirements
Athlete Check-in Friday 1 March, 3-7pm, Wilcox Green, Arrowtown

Saturday 2 March, 7am-8:15am, Wilcox Green, Arrowtown

Collect your race bib at either of these times.

Cut-off Times Cut-off at top of Tobins Track (3km from start line) – 9:45am

Cut-off at Aid Station (7.2km from start line) – 11:45am

Course cut off – 2pm

Cut-off times will be strictly enforced, noting the time listed is the time you must be leaving the Aid Station, not arriving, and then stopping for 15 minutes.

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.

Click here for the written version.

Mandatory Gear Checklist

The Motatapu mandatory gear list contains what we believe is the absolute minimum to keep you safe in the alpine environment.  The weather is very unpredictable in the high country, a front can blow in and out of the mountains in less than 12 hours. It has been both sweltering hot and freezing cold in this area during March so you should be well prepared with all the necessary gear for all conditions, including snow, due to the high elevation of this event.

All competitors must carry the mandatory gear at all times during race day. No mandatory gear = no start!

UDC Finance Miners Trail Gear.

Start Line

The start line is located at Wilcox Green, in the heart of Arrowtown.

A bag drop area will also be available at Wilcox Green for Miners Trail athletes to leave gear while out on course. Bag tags are provided – please clearly label your bag with your race number.

Aid Stations

The UDC Finance Miners Trail has a water station and toilet at the 3km mark and one Aid Station located at the 7.2km mark. The Aid Station will have water and PURE electrolyte hydration drink. There is a newly installed permanent portaloo 400m before the Aid Station.

**Please note: While we are there to help, please ensure you carry enough food and drink to get you through your race.

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, beer, and entertainment; whilst cheering on other finishers throughout the day.

 

Race Rules

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UTMB Index Race

 

The UDC Finance Miners Trail is officially a UTMB (Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc) Index Race. This is a system of assessing the performance level of each trail runner. The UTMB index system provides all finishers of a valid UTMB Index race, an index number in the distance corresponding race category of the race. For all races in the UTMB World Series, runners with a valid UTMB Index will have a priority entry. For more information click here.

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