SATURDAY 8 MARCH 2014
Reserve Day Sunday 9 March 2014
Start and Finish
- Start: Motatapu Station near Glendhu Bay, Wanaka
- End: Butlers Green, Arrowtown
- Race Day: Sat 8 March 2014
- Reserve Day: Sun 9 March 2014
- Entries Open: 1 July 2013 @ 9am
- Entries close: 13 Feb 2013 @ 5pm
- Entry Transfers/Changes/Refunds Close: Wed 13 Feb 2013 @ 5pm
- Adult: $145
Race Day Timing
- Free shuttle from Glendhu Bay to the start line: 6am-7am
- Registration: 6:15am-7:45am @ the start line (Motatapu Station)
- Briefing: 7.50am
- Runners Start: 8am
- Walkers Start: 8.05am
- Cut Off at Aid Station 2: 12pm
- Prize Giving: Approximately 3pm
- Male: John Winsbury 2.38.13
- Female: Victoria Beck 3.18.14
- For further records, click here.
MOTATAPU 42.2KM OFF ROAD MARATHON
"Fantastic, Sensational, Spectacular!" - Mel Wenlock, Motatapu Marathon competitor.
Completing a Marathon is an amazing achievement and it is made all the more memorable when it is set in such a beautiful location as the Motatapu Icebreaker Marathon.
The race 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 event takes you on an iconic off-road course 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.
First-time competitors often tell us they will never run on-road again after completing the Motatapu Marathon!