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Alpine Lodge Loop the Lake Walk/Run

  • Apr 20, 2013 · 7:00 AM
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****SOLD OUT - Waiting List only****

This event is run under a concession contract with the Department of Conservation and numbers are therefore limited to 400 competitors.

The course is an anticlockwise circuit of Lake Rotoiti commencing from the Lake Rotoiti waterfront. Over a distance of approximately 25km.

Annualy the field usually sells out as the reputation of this track and its location, the Nelson Lakes National Park is somewhat renowned. The experience is alpine and bush trail with the possibility that participants will experience all alpine weather conditions during the event - yes, it has snowed before! Brrrrrr!


For more information about the Nelson Lakes area, check out the Nelson Lakes web site

and/or the DOC website



Prizegiving at 2.30pm at the Alpine Lodge. In inclement weather this will be held at the Lake Rotoiti Community Hall.


Performance and spot prizes will be awarded in all age groups.
(First only - less than 7 entries, 2nd - less than 10, 3rd - with 10 or more)
Runners - Under 40, 40-49, 50-59, 60+


Entry $85 (Walkers and Runners includes lunch)

$55 for suporters package

Entry closes 1st April or when all places are taken.



To enter this event you must be able to complete a road half marathon in less than 2.45 hours (yes even you can walk this fast).  If you are unsure of your suitability please contact the Race Director, Graeme West, on (03)[masked]


What to bring:

All competitors must carry the following minimum equipment on them at all times to cover all possible weather conditions:
*  Polypropylene, or equivalent (eg woollen) Top
*  Polypropylene, or equivalent (eg woollen) Hat
*  Polypropylene, or equivalent (eg woollen) Gloves
*  Windproof Jacket/Parka
*  Survival Blanket
*  Whistle

You will have a gear check prior to the start and there are also gear checks on route.
No Gear - No Start (simple as that).

How to register:

Click on the following link to register online.  You have to register, just RSVP-ing is not enough.


Whilst every possible assistance will be offered, Adventure Wellington Trust, the Trustees, Event Organisers/hosts and members cannot be held responsible for any accident, injuries or losses sustained leading up to, during, or after an event.

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  • Amanda H.

    Sorry Heather, i am unable to make it as well. If anyone wants to take my entry it is available.

    April 12, 2013

  • Heather A

    This event is now full but a waiting list is operating so you may still be able to get on.

    February 25, 2013

  • Amanda H.

    Registered and room booked!!!

    February 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    lodge can be booked and paid for here.. 3 dorm beds available...

    transport plans? maybe we could comission sounds air...

    February 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Entered. Not cheap, but you do get to choose your preferred type of sandwich...

    February 8, 2013

  • Sandi G.

    Registered! Have booked a bunk room ($29) at the Alpine Lodge (6 min walk to race start) for the Fri & Sat. There are only 4 bunk spaces left which they expect to go today or tomorrow so[masked] to secure - they don't require payment, just a card no. They do have a few family rooms left ($150) which can sleep 3, with a double & sofa bed

    February 7, 2013

  • Glen

    hi heather, for some reason the link above: actually goes to - bit confusing - but looks like fun!

    February 6, 2013

    • simon c.

      thanks glen. should now be correct

      February 6, 2013

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