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Push your limits at the Shotover Moonlight Mountain Marathon

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Challenge your fitness and your endurance running off road at the Shotover Moonlight Mountain Marathon in Queenstown.

Held each year in February, the race can be a full marathon at 42 kilometres, or your choice of shorter 30, 21, ten and five-kilometre courses, all held on the spectacular Ben Lomond High Country Station. 

Whichever length you choose, the race includes beautiful and diverse terrain. 

You’ll climb and descend through tussock lands, traverse mountain ridges, beech forest and creeks, scramble down a scree slope, up a ladder climb beside a waterfall and even through a tunnel on the valley floor.

While the full course is an exceptionally challenging race, the Shotover Moonlight Mountain Marathon also uses the full palette of the Queenstown landscape.

Even if you’re not running, you can come and enjoy the scenery on the edge of Moke Lake to watch the racers finish. 

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