Ben Lomond Vertical Kilometre

Ben Lomond Vertical Kilometre

In 2022 we are introducing NZ's first Vertical Kilometre event with the support of Sky Running Australia & New Zealand. The special course will take you from near the Ben Lomond Woolshed to the summit of Ben Lomond, climbing 1200m over 3.9km

Take part in this inaugural event and be part of NZ Skyrunning history.


Friday 18th February 2022, start time 0900. Registration and briefing at 0830 

ENTRIES OPEN: Entries open now


Regular Entry: $95

  • Entry fee includes; all race items (race bib, timing, medical support), additionally all finishers will receive a medal and special Altitude Brewing beer at the finish line. 

The course starts on Ben Lomond Station beside the scenic Moke Lake. After completion of the course competitors will be able to return via the Ben Lomond track into Queenstown. 

The course is all off-track and good footwork, balance and strength is essential. (Poles are permitted).



Over 1200m of climbing. 


Elite – 1hr

Competitive Runners – 1.5 to 2hrs

Casual Runners - 3hrs 


While this is an uphill only course, all participants will need to descend from the summit. Official descent route to be confirmed pre-race. This may be a return to Moke Lake, or descend down the Ben Lomond and Skyline tracks. We reserve the right to alter the course to suit conditions. Cut off times apply to the course for your own safety and that of the volunteers, marshals and staff. Please respect the decisions made by race officials with regards to cut of times.

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Accommodation Packages

Are you entering the Shotover Moonlight Mountain Marathon, 30km, half marathon or the Moke Lake Run? 

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. 

2022 Race Accommodation Packages.
Packages include 2 nights accommodation, transport to either Ben Lomond or Moonlight Lodge, 2 x dinner, 2x breakfast and a stunning helicopter flight to the start of the race.

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