2017 Queenstown Mountain Run
This Event Is Now Closed.

The Queenstown Mountain Run is back for 2017! Presented by Athletics New Zealand and Active QT this event includes the official New Zealand Mountain Running Championships.

Date: 25 March 2017

The second edition of the Queenstown Mountain Run incorporating the New Zealand Mountain Running Championships takes place once again on Ben Lomond in the heart of Queenstown,.Three course options offer challenges for ages and abilities and believe us – the views along the course and highpoints are worth the sweat/

This year's course will start and finish at the Skyline complex at the top of the Queenstown Gondola.

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!


NZ Mountain Running Championships  - Event Information



Entry Fee

Senior Men



Masters Men 35-49 (as at 25/03/2017)



Masters Men 50+ (as at 25/03/2017)



Men U20 (as at 31/12/2017)



Senior Women*



Masters Women 35-49 (as at 25/03/2017)



Masters Women 50+ (as at 25/03/2017)



Women U20 (as at 31/12/2017)



*Senior Women's distance is provisional only subject to approval of a pending Athletics New Zealand Regulation change.

Queenstown Mountain Run (Non-Championship) - Event Information

All entry categories are open to any age  (16 and above)

Category Distance Entry Fee
Open & Vet Men 16+ 11.80km $55
Open & Vet Women 16+ 11.80km $55
Open & Vet Men 16+ 9.0km $45
Open & Vet Women 16+ 9.0km $45
Open & Vet Men 16+ 5.6km $30
Open & Vet Women 16+ 5.6km $30



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* Provisional only - these times are subject to change, entrants will be notified of any start time changes a minimum of two weeks before the event.

Distance (Championship & Non-Championship start together) Start Time
11.80km 10:00am
9.0km 10:15am
5.6km 10:30am



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 2:00pm – 7:00pm at The Frontrunner Queenstown, 11 Beach St, Queenstown on Friday 24th March 2017.



Entries for the New Zealand Mountain Running Championship grades CLOSE at 12:00 Midnight on Sunday 19th March 2017 unless the MAX number of entries has been reached beforehand. No on the day entries will be accepted for the Championship grades.

For Non-Championship grades online entries will remain open untill Friday 24 March after which limited entries will be avaliable on race day from 8am at the start line area.


Event Details


Ben Lomond, Queenstown, New Zealand

Event Date:

Saturday 25 March 2017
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Telephone: 0275413211
Website: Visit Event Website

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