30km Adventure Run

SHOTOVER MOONLIGHT 30KM ADVENTURE RUN

The Shotover Moonlight 30km Adventure Run starts in Skippers Canyon on the beach beside the Shotover River, and follows the same course as the marathon for the first 10km. This is all single track running, predominantly on historic water races. The route takes you high above the Shotover River and Stony Creek, before turning south to run through beech forest in Murphy’s Creek into the heart of Ben Lomond Station.

The scenery continues to be magnificent and you will be able to enjoy views down Moonlight Creek towards Ben Lomond and Bowen Peak before arriving at Moonlight Lodge at approx 15km halfway. The course then follows farm roads along the Point Block and you will cross the Moonlight River on the stock bridge, just as the 4000 merino wethers do each year on their journey to the woolshed for shearing.

The final gruelling climb of the race takes you high above the historic gold mining settlement of Sefferstown, before descending to Moke Creek. After negotiating numerous creek crossings and even a tunnel you will reach your well deserved finish at Moke Lake.

EVENT DATE:

Saturday 17th February 2018

RESERVE DATE:

Sunday 18th February 2018

ENTRY FEE:

$160 for all entries prior to 1st October 2017, $190 for entries received after 1st October. Please note the 30km Adventure Run race entry includes transportation to the race start, a race shirt, finisher’s medal and a cold beer (18+) or drink at the finish line.

ENTRIES OPEN:

Race entries for all events will open on the 5th of July.

THE COURSE:

The course starts on the beach below the Pipeline Bridge in Skippers Canyon and traverses abandoned gold mining water races, sheep tracks, razorback ridges, beautiful beech forest, river valleys until the finish at Moke Lake, near Queenstown.

TRAIL SURFACES

Water race, ridgeline and other single track 14 km 45%

Riverbed, river valley 6 km 20%

Farm 4WD track 9 km 30 %

Actual distance approximately 29.5km

ELEVATION

Approximately 1400m of climbing and descending.

ESTIMATED TIMES

Elite – 3hrs to 3.5hrs

Competitive Runners – 3.5 to 4.5hrs

Casual Runners - 4.5 hrs to 6hrs

RACE RECORDS

Mens; 3:07.37 - Baz Smith

Womens; 3:21.21 - Sarah Douglas

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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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