2018 Calendar

  1. Saturday 27th January 2018
    12km Ultra Easy and Big Easy Mountain Run“12km of gentle undulations along the Clutha river and across farm tracks. Start at the Luggate Start/Finish area. The new course for 2018 is a loop.”


  2. Saturday, 17th February 2018
    21km Shotover Moonlight Mountain Half Marathon

    “The Half Marathon begins at picturesque Moke Lake near Queenstown and gently climbs along the main farm road before a steep descent into Moke Creek. After many low water creek crossings following a rough farm road is the main challenge of the event – a steady climb of 260m to take you high above the Moke and Moonlight Creeks. 

    You will be rewarded with beautiful vistas up the Moonlight Valley towards Silverhorn and Mount Aurum in the distance. The course then descends through historic Sefferstown, once the hub of the bustling gold mining community in the Moke and Moonlight Creeks, home to 3000 people in the late 1800’s. 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.” 

  3. Saturday, 10th March 2018
    42km Mototapu Marathon Trail Run“The marathon starts at Motatapu Station near Lake Wanaka and finishes at historic Arrowtown. Your journey follows a route early Maori used for hunting and gathering, and to move Pounamu (Greenstone). The valley was not discovered by European explorers until around 1862, during the gold rush.

    This course takes you on an iconic off-road run through the magnificent Motatapu, Soho and Glencoe Stations, which thanks to the owners, are opened once a year to the public for this event.

    You will go through numerous river crossings, climb some hills, overcome your own personal challenges and no doubt be awe struck with the spectacular views of these southern high-country valleys.”


  4. Saturday, 24th March 2018
    21km Southern Lakes Half Marathon“The Southern Lakes Half Marathon on Saturday, 24 March 2018 and is an annual event starting just below the Cardrona Ski Field entrance and finishing at Pembroke Park in the middle of town.

    The half marathon course goes down the Cardrona Valley starting from just below the Cardrona Ski Field entrance (parking will be in adjacent field) finishing on Pembroke Park in the middle of town. The 10km course also starts on Cardrona Valley Rd with a straight run home to Pembroke park.

    This year is the 10th anniversary and it will be a wee bit special, with a finishers medal for every finisher in both the Half Marathon and 10km races.”


  5. Friday, 30th March 2018
    750m swim + 20km bike + 5km run Lake Hayes Easter Triathlon“New Zealand’s original triathlon & multi-sport event. The Lake Hayes Triathlon is New Zealand’s oldest surviving triathlon, first held in 1983. This event is situated in and around the beautiful and iconic Lake Hayes near Queenstown.

    Held over the Easter holiday break each year, the event has fostered the growth of summer triathlon over the years and its history is made more remarkable by the caliber of entrants that have gone on to become household names in the sport all over the world.

    This triathlon has been a cornerstone of much larger events in the New Zealand triathlon calendar, in the past doubling as the New Zealand national championships, the Oceania Championships, and the World Championships.”


  6. Saturday, 14th April 2018
    21km Kawarau River Run“The Kawarau River Run is a trail running event that starts at the Kawarau Bridge Bungy Centre in Gibbston Valley and follows the Kawarau River Trail all the way to the finish line at the Remarkables Park Town Centre in Frankton near Queenstown. A 10km and 5km trail run and walk are also available on the day together with an exciting COLOUR BURST adventure. Something for everyone!

    Whilst running or walking along the beautiful cycling and walking trail you’ll be surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery whilst enjoying fantastic views of the river amongst lush native bush.

    Queenstown – known as the adventure capital of the world is nestled amongst majestic mountain ranges alongside Lake Wakatipu only 6km from the Queenstown International Airport. The airport is conveniently located less than 1km from the Event HQ at the Remarkables Town Centre.”

The next six events will be confirmed halfway through 2018.

See the New Zealand Running Calendar for more of the event options!