The second Queenstown Mountain Run incorporating the New Zealand Mountain Running Championships takes place on Ben Lomond in the heart of Queenstown on Saturday 25th March 2017.
The courses offer challenges for ages and abilities and believe us – the views along the course and high points are worth the sweat – just you wait and see!
Queenstown known as the adventure capital of the world is nestled beneath the majestic Ben Lomond Mountain range. A great opportunity to enjoy a challenging yet fun event followed by an abundance of post-race adventure activities on the doorstep.
The airport is located only 6km from the city centre and the start line at the bottom of the Skyline Gondola less than 800m walk from down town Queenstown.
Let the adventures begin!
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DATES & FEES
Saturday 25th March 2017
*In the event of bad weather for the event a contingency course will be implemented for participants to enjoy safely… Participants will be notified on this event page and on the events facebook page… We’ll keep you updated.
Skyline Gondola, Queenstown / Ben Lomond
RACE ENTRY FEES: New Zealand Mountain Running Championships
|Masters Men 35 - 49||11.8km||$55|
|Masters Men 50+||9km||$50|
|Under 20 Men||9km||$50|
|Masters Women 35 - 49||9km||$50|
|Masters Women 50+||5.6km||$40|
|Under 20 Women||5.6km||$40|
RACE ENTRY FEES: Queenstown Mountain Run – OPEN RACE (Non Championship)
|Open & Vet Men 16+||11.8km||$55|
|Open & Vet Women 16+||11.8km||$55|
|Open & Vet Men 16+||9km||$45|
|Open & Vet Women||9km||$45|
|Open & Vet Men 16+||5.6km||$30|
|Open & Vet Women 16+||5.6km||$30|
EVENT REFUND POLICY:
If in the unfortunate circumstances a participant must withdraw from the event – NO REFUNDS will be allocated – only race entry transfers to the following year or race entry transfer to another participant will be permitted.
Should you need to withdraw and / or transfer your race entry – please notify the Race Director as soon as possible.
Post event gondola rides can be pre-purchased with your entry fee – Skyline have offered reduced rate of $16 for all entrants (normally $20) for their downward Gondola if pre-purchased online. Gondola tickets for spectators (up and down) can be purchased at the Skyline complex near the start line.
EVENT START TIMES: New Zealand Mountain Running Championships
|CATEGORIES||START TIME||COURSE||START LOCATION||FINISH LOCATION|
|Senior Men||10:00am||11.8km||Top Skyline Gondola||Top Skyline Gondola|
|Masters Men 35 - 49||10:00am||11.8km||Top Skyline Gondola||Top Skyline Gondola|
|Senior Women||10:00am||11.8km||Top Skyline Gondola||Top Skyline Gondola|
|Masters Men 50+||10:15am||9km||Top Skyline Gondola||Top Skyline Gondola|
|Under 20 Men||10:15am||9km||Top Skyline Gondola||Top Skyline Gondola|
|Masters Women 35 - 49||10:15am||9km||Top Skyline Gondola||Top Skyline Gondola|
|Masters Women 50+||10:30am||5.6km||Top Skyline Gondola||Top Skyline Gondola|
|Under 20 Women||10:30am||5.6km||Top Skyline Gondola||Top Skyline Gondola|
EVENT START TIMES: Queenstown Mountain Run – OPEN RACE (Non Championship)
|CATEGORIES||START TIME||COURSE||START LOCATION||FINISH LOCATION|
|Open & Vet Men 16+||10:00am||11.8km||Top Skyline Gondola||Top Skyline Gondola|
|Open & Vet Women 16+||10:00am||11.8km||Top Skyline Gondola||Top Skyline Gondola|
|Open & Vet Men 16+||10:15am||9km||Top Skyline Gondola||Top Skyline Gondola|
|Open & Vet Women 16+||10:15am||9km||Top Skyline Gondola||Top Skyline Gondola|
|Open & Vet Men 16+||10:30am||5.6km||Top Skyline Gondola||Top Skyline Gondola|
|Open & Vet Women 16+||10:30am||5.6km||Top Skyline Gondola||Top Skyline Gondola|
9:45am onwards – Race Briefings will take place on the start line ahead of each age group respective event on race day.
Event information will also be available at the pre-race registration between 8:00am – 9:30am at the bottom of the Skyline Gondola, Queenstown on Saturday 25th March 2017.
ONLINE Entries CLOSE at 12:00pm on Friday 24th March 2017 unless the MAX number (400) of entries has been reached beforehand.
*NO ON THE DAY ENTRIES
RACE NUMBERS & RACE PACKS:
Event race numbers and race packs are to be collected between 8:00am – 9:30am at the bottom of the Skyline Gondola, Queenstown on Saturday 25th March 2017.
Gear Checks are compulsory and will be carried out between 8:00am – 9:30am at the bottom of the Skyline Gondola, Queenstown on Saturday 25th March 2017.
Recommended clothing for all events on race day:
- Long Sleeve Thermal Top
- Seam Sealed Waterproof Jacket
- Thermal Beanie & Gloves
The weather in March is generally cool first thing in the morning and warming up in the afternoon with temperatures ranging between 9 degrees Celsius and 22 degrees Celsius with light winds on higher ground. At the same time with the event taking place in an alpine environment the weather can also change at any time and the potential for snow. Please make sure you carry all of the recommended gear required should the decision be made in advance of the event that you are required to wear or carry the recommended items.
CUT OFF TIMES:
There are no cut off times for any of the events.
CHANGING FACILITIES & TOILETS:
All amenities are available at the base of the Skyline Gondola, Queenstown near to the start line and Race HQ.
The PRIZE giving will take place approx 1:00pm on Race Day at the Skyline Gondola Wakatipu Restaurant & Bar. To be eligible for category and spot prizes participants must be present at the prize giving to claim their prize.
There is plentiful car parking in and around Queenstown and within close walking distance to the start line. Please look out for car parking signs and follow the instructions and directions of the car parking officials.
Cafeterias in Queenstown are in abundance and the Skyline Gondola Stratosfare Restaurant & Bar can cater for all your replenishment needs.
MASSAGE & PHYSIO:
The Team at Proactive Physio will be on site ready to ease away any aches and pains after your accomplishment at the finish Line.
In the unlikely event of an emergency, first aiders will be located around the course and at the START / FINISH. Qualified personnel will be assessing participants during the race to make sure that everyone is in a fit and good physical condition to continue.
In the unfortunate situation a participant must withdraw from the event you must inform the nearest checkpoint staff and wait with them until the last participant passes the checkpoint and then be escorted – transported to the finish line accordingly.
In the unfortunate circumstances a participant has an accident during the race – please (if you can) make your way to the nearest checkpoint and notify the first aid staff. If a participant cannot make it to the next checkpoint as a result of injury – the participant must stay in the area of cause of injury and does not deviate from the course whilst also use their recommended gear as required whilst also notifying other participants of their injury for them to in turn notify the next checkpoint staff. Whilst waiting for assistance the participant must stay in the location where they obtained their injury and the first aid team will come to them.
Should another participant assist another injured runner; they are to take note of the time spent assisting the injured person and this time will be deducted from their overall time upon notification at the finish line.
It is recommended that participants travelling from overseas obtain appropriate travel insurance taking in to consideration they are taking part in a sporting event in the event of a medical emergency.
Please make sure that anything you take on to the marathon course that needs to be disposed of after use is disposed of in the rubbish bins provided at the half way checkpoint and at the finish line. LITTERING WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION.
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