What do I do with my personal belongings at the race start?

A luggage vehicle or trailer will be located near to the start Line to transport personal belongings to the finish line at Moke Lake. Please keep items to a minimum and place in labelled (named) bags to ensure they are easily recognisable upon pick up.

What is available at the aid stations, and how is the course marked?

Participants are responsible for their own food and hydration for the event – however water is available at checkpoints located approx every 6km along the Marathon and 30km course and will stock water.

Our main aid stations at Moonlight Lodge and Sefferstown Hill will have water, Tailwind Nutrition sports drink, fruit, salted potatoes and other snacks available.

Please not we are a 'cupfree' event and you will need to bring your own cup or bottles to aid stations. 

What medical support is there on course?

Please carry any personal medication you may require. We will have an on course medical team, and there will be first responders located around the course and medical stations at Moonlight Lodge, and the Finish area at Moke Lake.

How is the course marked?

The course is well marked with Orange Triangles, pink marking tape and directional signage. Please follow these markers, do not deviate from the course and obey the instructions of the race officials at all times.

What is the weather likely to be on race day?

The weather in February is generally warm and at times very hot. Hydration is very important on race day. Previous race days have had a range of weather conditions from mid teens to high 20 degree days (celcius), but due to the nature of the course it is also possible to have cold, windy conditions or rain. The course traverses ridges and mountains in an alpine environment so competitors need to be prepared for all weather conditions including even snow!

Please make sure you carry all of the compulsory gear required – it would be a shame for you to be disqualified half way in to your run and not allowed to continue!

Keep an eye on our Facebook page, and email newsletter in the lead up as we'll try to give you a heads up on what we expect.

What toilet facilities are available at the race start?

Toilet facilities are available at the start of the Marathon and 30km at the Pipeline bridge in Skippers Canyon and at the finish line at Moke Lake. On course a toilet is available at Moonlight Lodge.

When is the event prize giving?

The Marathon and 30km PRIZE giving will take place at approx 5:00pm on Race Day at the finish area at Moke Lake. To be eligible for category and spot prizes participants must be present at the prize giving to claim their prize.

Is there carparking at the race finish?

There is plentiful car parking at the western end of the Moke Lake Campground. Please look out for car parking signs and follow the instructions and directions of the car parking officials.

What refreshments are available at the race finish?

There will be food and drink available for purchase at the finish area at Moke Lake.

Is their first aid assistance available?

In the unlikely event of an emergency, first aid and medics will be located around the course and at the start/finish areas. Qualified personnel will be assessing participants during the race to make sure that everyone is in a fit and good physical condition to continue.

How do I withdraw from the race?

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.

What should I do if I'm involved in, or see an accident?

In the unfortunate circumstances that you, or another 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.  Please make use of your compulsory gear as required, to stay warm or administer first aid. Please notify other participants of the accident/injury for them to pass on to the next checkpoint staff. Whilst waiting for assistance please stay in the location where they obtained their injury and the first aid team will come to you.

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.

Should I get insurance for the race?

ACC covers accidents within New Zealand, but it is highly 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.

What do I do with my rubbish/waste?

Please make sure that anything you take on to the course that needs to be disposed of after use is disposed of in the rubbish bins provided at the aid stations, halfway checkpoint and at the finish line. LITTERING WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION.

I can't make it to the race any more, can I get a refund or defer my entry?

For current policy please see this page - http://shotovermoonlight.co.nz/athlete-info/refund-and-withdrawals 

What happens if the event is cancelled?

If conditions beyond the event organisers control mean that the event needs to be shortened, or course altered there will be no refunds offered.

What happens if the event cannot take place due to government restrictions?

If due to public health measures, or any New Zealand government directive we are unable to hold the event our standard withdrawal and refund process will apply. 

What if there are border closures in place that prohibit me from travelling to NZ?

Understandably we are in an unknown period in relation to global travel, if you choose to enter the race you are doing this in full knowledge of the current restrictions, and will be bound by our standard terms and conditions for withdrawals and refunds. We have looked to lengthen these time frames where possible to give you the most confidence in entering in an event. 

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Accommodation Packages

Are you entering the Shotover Moonlight Mountain Marathon, 30km, Half Marathon or the 10km? 

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. 

Self Catered Accommodation Packages (from $440pp)
Packages include 4wd transport to Ben Lomond Lodge, 1 night pre-race accommodation at Ben Lomond Lodge, and a stunning helicopter flight to the start of your race on Saturday morning.

For more information contact bookings@benlomond.co.nz

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast Accommodation Packages (from $740pp)
Packages include heli-flight to Moonlight Lodge on Friday evening, 1 night pre-race accommodation at Moonlight Lodge, dinner & breakfast,  and a stunning helicopter flight to the start of the race on Saturday morning.

For more information contact bookings@benlomond.co.nz 

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