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The Queenstown Trails Trust is the Official Charity behind the events listed below.  When you enter one of these events a percentage of your entry fee goes to the Queenstown Trails Trust. You also have the ability to further support the Queenstown Trails Trust by donating when prompted through the event online registration system.

Funds raised from these events goes directly back into trail network, enabling us to maintain and expand our trails into the future. We would like to thank the event organisers - Ironman and all of the competitors for their support of the trail network - race it, enjoy it, support it! THANK YOU!



The Pioneer 7 Day Epic is a 549 kilometre point to point course with over 15,000 metres elevation, taking in some of the most spectacular highlights of the Southern Alps including the Port Hills of Christchurch, Aoraki/Mt Cook (NZ’s highest mountain), Lake Pukaki, the Ohau range, Pisa range and Snow Farm. All those who compete love the stunning scenery, the brutal nature of the challenge, and they leave heaping praise on this epic event through New Zealand’s pristine high country.

Many riders push themselves to their absolute limits and then ride beyond to discover new limits for themselves and their teammate.  The level of camaraderie that develops amongst the riders around the social lounge in camp every day is staggering and heart-warming. We don’t exaggerate when we say life-long friends are made on this journey.  

Find your riding partner today and become a Pioneer.

Click here to enter or find out more about The Pioneer 



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This event is always a sell-out, so hop to it and enter now at www.motatapu.com 

Set in the stunning Wanaka to Queenstown high country, you'll race through the most awe-inspiring high country terrain in New Zealand, with five different events to choose from depending on your appetite for scenery or suffering!

Event options include:

Skoda Mountain Bike (Individual or Teams)

Off-Road Marathon

Miners Trail

UDC Finance XTERRA Triathlon

Ultra Run 

It’s a bucket-list off-road event for everyone from elite athletes to have-a-crack characters. A hugely enjoyable and social event, famous for its relaxed southern vibe. Legend Awaits!

For more info go to  www.motatapu.com




2017 will be the fourth year of this outstanding running festival incorporating 42km, 21km, 10km and 3km kids run options. Set between the backdrop of the world renowned Crown and Remarkable mountain ranges, and taking in the best highlights of the Queenstown Lakes region including Millbrook Resort, Arrowtown, Lakes Hayes, Shotover River, Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown Gardens and finishing in the heart of Queenstown itself. 

The Air New Zealand Queenstown International Marathon course takes in a number of the stunning trails, including the Arrow River Bridges Trail; which zig zags across bridges crossing the Arrow River, the Lake Hayes Circuit; which reflects the majestic mountains of the Wakatipu Basin and the earthy tones of the landscape, and the Lake Wakatipu Trail, where you can soak up the lakefront views.

This is a sell out race, so don't delay!  

To enter or learn more please click here

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M09 A couple of runners in the Icebreaker Marathon Credit MMPro
M11 RR Sport Adventure Run Credit Nathan Secker LR
M12 The final stream crossing before the Motatapu Finish line Credit Nathan Secker
M12 The start of the XTERRA UDC Finance Triathlon Credit Camilla Stoddart
M13 The lead bunch in the 2013 Motatapu Speights Summit Mountain Bike Credit Hannah Bayard
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