Half Marathon


The Shotover Moonlight - Half Marathon begins at picturesque Moke Lake near Queenstown and gently climbs along the main farm road before travelling along a historic water race for 2.5km, a steep descent into Moke Creek follows. After a number of low water creek crossings you complete a steady climb of 260m to take you high above the Moke and Moonlight Creeks.

You will then be rewarded with beautiful vistas up the Moonlight Valley towards Silverhorn and Mount Aurum in the distance. The course then travels along a section of the Moonlight Track before descending to some historic mining huts, before another steady climb up to the Sefferstown Aid station, and over and past historic Sefferstown, once the hub of the bustling gold mining community in the Moke and Moonlight Creeks, home to 3000 people in the late 1800s. 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.

EVENT DATE: Saturday 15th February 2025



Earlybird: $95 (first 50 entries)

Regular Entry: $110

  • Entry fee includes; all race items (bib, timing, medical support and aid stations), additionally all finishers will receive a medal and special Altitude Brewing beer at the finish line. Note that transport to Moke Lake (race start) is not included in the 21km event, there will be an option to add this when registering for an additional cost.


9.30am    Registration opens for 21km and Moke Lake Run

10.30am  Registration closes for 21km and Moke Lake Run

10.50am  21km race briefing (all racers to be present)

11.00am 21km race starts

12.45pm First 21km athletes expected to finish.

2.30pm  Prizegiving.  This allows 3.5hrs for 21km runners/walkers

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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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