SATURDAY 8 MARCH 2014
Reserve Day Sunday 9 March 2014
Start and Finish
- Start: Fern Burn, near Wanaka
- End: Butlers Green, Arrowtown
- Race Day: Sat 8 March 2014
- Reserve Day: Sun 9 March 2014
- Entries Open: 1 July 2013 @ 9am
- Entries Closed: 15 Feb 2014 @5pm
- Entry Transfers/Changes Close: 15 Feb 2014 @5pm
- Rego: Fri 7 March 2014 from 5.30pm at Wanaka - click here for more details
Entry Fee: $320 per team
Race Day Timing
- Registration: 5am-5:45am Fern Burn carpark
- Shuttle Times: 5am-5:30am from Glendhu Bay Motor Camp to Fern Burn
- Race Briefing: 5.45am
- Race Start: 6am
- Sunrise: 8am
- Highland Hut Cut Off: 11am
- Rose's Hut Cut Off: 3pm
- Macetown Cut Off: 6pm
- Prize Giving: 5 - 6pm
- Sunset & Finish: 8pm
- Open Male Team: 7:05:53
- Open Mixed Team: 6:40:23
- Open Female Team: 8:56:43
For further details, click here
MOTATAPU 49KM TEAM ADVENTURE RUN
With R&R Sport
Experienced mountain runners need only apply!
This iconic route starts near Wanaka, traversing through Fern Burn and the Motatapu and Soho Stations, then through historic Macetown to Butlers Green, Arrowtown. Described in places as merely a “marked route”, the track covers 49km of exposed and physically challenging back-country terrain across the Motatapu and Soho Stations, on an old travellers’ route between Wanaka and Arrowtown, an area steeped in New Zealand history.
As an Adventure Run competitor you will ascend a total of 2790 metres, traversing four peaks (the highest point being Jack Hall's Saddle at 1275 metres above sea level), and negotiating rough tussock-covered areas, long, steep sadles and river crossings. In order to be accepted into this event both you and your team mate have to have proven mountain running experience - this is not for the novice adventure racer. It will be an accomplishment you’ll remember and be very proud of for a long time to come.
The Motatapu Adventure Run follows the DOC Motatapu Track, which forms part of the Te Araroa Walking Trail from Cape Reinga to Bluff. Te Araroa, meaning "The Long Pathway", connects settlements, townships and cities throughout New Zealand, showcasing a wide variety of NZ experiences – natural, cultural and historic.