Mandatory Gear Checks:

Due to the isolated nature of the Shotover Moonlight course you are required to carry a range of mandatory gear when competing in the Mountain Marathon, and 30km Adventure Race.

A compulsory check will of your gear will be completed at race registration between 2:00pm – 8:00pm at Outside Sports, 9 Shotover Street, Queenstown on Friday 15th February 2019. 

No gear checks are available on Saturday morning.

Compulsory gear for the Mountain Marathon and 30km Adventure Run

  • Short Sleeve Thermal Top e.g merino or polyproplene
  • Long Sleeve Thermal Top e.g merino or polyproplene
  • Full length tights
  • Seam Sealed Waterproof Jacket with hood
  • Thermal Beanie & Gloves e.g merino, fleece or polyproplene
  • A survival bag - A bag not blanket - you must be able to get inside the bag. see example
  • Whistle
  • First Aid Kit - must include crepe bandages, strapping tape, band aids and any personal medication required. 
  • A minimum carrying capacity of 1.5l of water - this can be bottles, soft flasks or a hydration pack. 

The compulsory garments/items and First Aid Kit must be worn or carried for the duration of the race. Spot checks may take place.

Shotover Moonlight Events


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

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