What do I do with my personal belongings at the race start?

A luggage truck will be located near to the start Line to transport personal belongings to the finish line at Moke Lake. Please keep items in drop bags to a minimum and easily recognisable upon pick up.

What is available at the aid stations, and how is the course marked?

Participants are responsible for their own food and hydration for the Marathon – however water, sports drink and some nutrition will be readily available at FIVE checkpoints located approx every 6km along the Marathon course. A more extensive Aid station is located at the halfway point, at Moonlight Lodge and will have water, sports drink, fruit, salted potatoes and other snacks available. A medic will be based at Moonlight Lodge, and at the Finish area at Moke Lake.

The course will be marked with Orange and Blue signs and arrows. Please follow these markers, do not deviate from the course and obey the instructions of the race officials at all times.

What is the weather likely to be on race day?

The weather in February is generally quite warm. Previous race days have had a range of weather conditions from mid to high 20 degree celcius to cold, windy conditions. The course traverses ridges and mountains in an alpine environment so competitors need to be prepared for all weather conditions including even snow!

Please make sure you carry all of the compulsory gear required – it would be a shame for you to be disqualified half way in to your run and not allowed to continue!

What amenities are available at the race start?

All amenities are available at the start of the Marathon at Pipeline Bungy, Skippers Canyon and at the finish line at Moke Lake.

When is the event prize giving?

The Marathon and 30km PRIZE giving will take place at approx 5:00pm on Race Day at the finish area at Moke Lake. To be eligible for category and spot prizes participants must be present at the prize giving to claim their prize.

Is there carparking at the race finish?

There is plentiful car parking at the western end of the Moke Lake Campground. Please look out for car parking signs and follow the instructions and directions of the car parking officials.

What refreshments are available at the race finish?

There will be food, drink, ice cream available for purchase at the finish area at Moke Lake

Is their first aid assistance available?

In the unlikely event of an emergency, first aid and medics will be located around the course and at the START / FINISH. Qualified personnel will be assessing participants during the race to make sure that everyone is in a fit and good physical condition to continue.

How do I withdraw from the race?

In the unfortunate situation a participant must withdraw from the event you must inform the nearest checkpoint staff and wait with them until the last participant passes the checkpoint and then be escorted – transported to the finish line accordingly.

What should I do if I'm involved in, or see an accident?

In the unfortunate circumstances that you, or another participant has an accident during the race – please (if you can) make your way to the nearest checkpoint and notify the first aid staff. If a participant cannot make it to the next checkpoint as a result of injury – the participant must stay in the area of cause of injury.  Please make use of your compulsory gear as required, to stay warm or administer first aid. Please notify other participants of the accident/injury for them to pass on to the next checkpoint staff. Whilst waiting for assistance please stay in the location where they obtained their injury and the first aid team will come to you.

Should another participant assist another injured runner; they are to take note of the time spent assisting the injured person and this time will be deducted from their overall time upon notification at the finish line.

Should I get insurance for the race?

ACC covers accidents within New Zealand, but it is highly recommended that participants travelling from overseas obtain appropriate travel insurance taking in to consideration they are taking part in a sporting event in the event of a medical emergency.

What do I do with my rubbish/waste?

Please make sure that anything you take on to the marathon course that needs to be disposed of after use is disposed of in the rubbish bins provided at the aid stations, halfway checkpoint and at the finish line. LITTERING WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION.

I can't make it to the race any more, can I get a refund or defer my entry?

The Shotover Moonlight event has a 'No refunds' policy. However entries can be deferred to the following year up until 31st January 2018 upon application to the event organisers - Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request a deferral if required.

Name changes and transfers to other persons are not permitted.

What happens if the event is cancelled?

If conditions beyond the event organisers control mean that the event needs to be shortened, course altered, or the event postponed, a reserve race day is scheduled for Sunday 18th February 2018) there will be no refunds offered.

Shotover Moonlight Events

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Accommodation Packages

Are you entering the Shotover Moonlight Mountain Marathon, 30km, half marathon or 10km race? 

Would you like to helicopter to the start?

You could stay at either Ben Lomond Lodge or Moonlight Lodge the night before the race.

Leave your car at the finish line at Moke Lake and we'll take you into our lodges for a fantastic meal and great company. 


2018 Race and Supporters Packages to be announced.
Packages include transport to either Ben Lomond or Moonlight Lodge, dinner, bed, breakfast and a stunning helicopter flight to the start of the race.

There is now a waitlist for spaces at Ben Lomond & Moonlight Lodges to add your name to a list please contact ginny@benlomond.co.nz

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