Half Marathon


The Shotover Moonlight - Half Marathon begins at picturesque Moke Lake near Queenstown and gently climbs along the main farm road before travelling along a historic water race for 2.5km, a steep descent into Moke Creek follows. After a number of low water creek crossings you complete a steady climb of 260m to take you high above the Moke and Moonlight Creeks.

You will then be rewarded with beautiful vistas up the Moonlight Valley towards Silverhorn and Mount Aurum in the distance. The course then travels along a section of the Moonlight Track before descending to some historic mining huts, before another steady climb up to the Sefferstown Aid station, and over and past historic Sefferstown, once the hub of the bustling gold mining community in the Moke and Moonlight Creeks, home to 3000 people in the late 1800s. From here your route blends with that of the marathon and 30km Adventure Run as you complete numerous crossings of Moke Creek (and negotiate a tunnel!), and a very gentle climb to the well deserved finish line at Moke Lake.


Saturday 16th February 2019 - Entries open 4th July


ENTRIES OPEN: Entries open 4th July

Early Bird Entry Fee - $79 (Opens 4th July)

Standard Entry Fee - $85 (from 1st October)

Entry Fee includes; finishers medal and a celebratory beer.


9.30am    Registration opens for 21km, 10km and 5km at Moke Lake

10.30am  Registration closes for 21km, 10km and 5km

10.50am  21km race briefing (all racers to be present)

11.00am 21km race starts

11.20am 10 and 5km race briefing (all racers to be present)

11.30am 10km race start

11.45am 5km race start

12.15pm First 5km athletes expected to finish, followed by 10km athletes

12.45pm First 21km athletes expected to finish.

2.30pm  21km,10km and 5km prizegiving.  This allows 3.5hrs for 21km racers, 3hr for 10km and 2hr 45m for 5km racers




Race entries for all events will open on the 4th of July.

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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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