TRANSPORT OPTIONS:

Mountain Marathon and 30km Adventure Race.

All entrants in the Mountain Marathon and 30km Adventure Race must use the 4WD Coach Transport provided (cost is included in entry fee). You cannot drive yourself or be dropped off at the race start in Skippers Canyon. The only alternative is to book a helicopter transfer from Moke Lake during registration (additional $135)

Our transport will be provided by Queenstown Rafting and Skippers Canyon Jet on the morning of the race – departing either from the Race Finish at Moke Lake or Shotover St, Queenstown. You will select your preferred location when registering. (Note you will be able to change this up until the week prior to the race).

OPTION 1: Pick Up -Moke Lake

If you choose this option you will need to drive a short distance from Queenstown (approx 14km / allow 20 mins drive time) to the race finish at Moke Lake where parking facilities will be available for you to leave your car near the finish line – so that when you complete the marathon your vehicle and personal items will be nearby.

Please ensure you are at your chosen pick up location at least 10 minutes before the bus departure time.

OPTION 2: Pick Up – Queenstown

If you are staying in Queenstown the night before the race and have somebody to collect you from the finish at Moke Lake – there is no need to travel to Moke Lake on the morning of the race. You can simply be picked up outside the the Queenstown Rafting shop on Shotover Street, Queenstown (main street).

Please ensure you are at your chosen pick up location at least 10minutes before the bus departure time.

Bus Departure Times

Saturday 17th February - 42km Marathon

6.00am        Bus pickup of 42km athletes from Moke Lake to take them into Skippers Canyon for the Race start (1 hour journey to Skippers Canyon)

6.30am        Bus pickup of 42km athletes from 35 Shotover St, Queenstown (40min trip to Skippers Canyon)

7.00am        Helicopter pickup of 42km athletes from Moke Lake for transfer to Skippers Canyon race start.

7.15am        First 42km Athletes arrive at Race Start at Pipeline Bridge, Skippers Canyon

7.30am        All 42km athletes make their way down to the race start at the Shotover River Beach

7.50am        Race course and safety briefing at race start area beside Shotover River

8.00am        42km race starts

Saturday 17th February - 30km Adventure Run

7.00am        Bus pickup of 30km athletes from Moke Lake to take them into Skippers Canyon for the Race start (1 hour journey to Skippers Canyon)

7.30am        Bus pickup of 30km athletes from 35 Shotover St, Queenstown (40min trip to Skippers Canyon)

8.00am        Helicopter pickup of 30km athletes from Moke Lake for transfer to Skippers Canyon race start.

8.15am        First 30km Athletes arrive at Race Start at Pipeline Bridge, Skippers Canyon

8.30am        30km athletes make their way down to the race start

8.50am        Race course and safety briefing at race start area beside Shotover River

9.00am        30km race starts

Luggage and Bags

*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.

DIRECTIONS TO EVENT FINISH AT MOKE LAKE (THIS IS ALSO THE START FOR 21KM, 10KM AND 5KM)

From Queenstown to Moke Lake – (APPROX 14km / 20 mins)

  • From Shotover St (Main Street in Queenstown)
  • Continue on to Lake Esplanade (700m)
  • At the roundabout, take the 1st EXIT on to Glenorchy Road (5.4km)
  • Turn ‘RIGHT’ on to Moke Lake Road (2.5km)
  • Drive straight on to a gravel Road and follow this road for approx (5km) until you reach the Moke Lake Campground. Park at the far western end of the camp ground, following the signs and instructions of Race Officials.

Shotover Moonlight Events

Sponsors

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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