Hanmer Holiday Homes

Alpine Marathon


Race Info

5 December 2020

The Hanmer Holiday Homes Alpine Marathon , Half Marathon and 10km races run from Lake Tennyson, high in the alpine environment of the St James and Molesworth Stations. Following the Clarence River along quiet gravel roads and crossing Jacks Pass before descending to the village of Hanmer Springs. This is a unique race through stunning scenery.

The Marathon starts at Lake Tennyson (elevation of 1087m), undulating route on mostly gravel surface. Major uphill climb at 33km for 3km with elevation gain of 70m followed by 6km downhill with elevation loss of 380m to finish.


A shuttle service will operate to take you to the start line. You must use these shuttles and not arrange your own transport to the start of the race due to DOC constraints. The cost of the shuttle is included in your registration. All buses depart from The Domain, please arrive 15minutes prior to your departure time. If you miss your bus you will be unable to start.

Marathon: Bus Departs 6.15am

Half Marathon - Race 1: Bus Departs 7.00am

Half Marathon - Race 2: Bus Departs 8.45am

10km Run/Walk - Bus Departs 10.30am

Race Categories

Marathon - Male and Female

Senior (18-39), Veteran (40-49), Masters (50-59), Classic (60+)

Half Marathon - Male and Female

Junior (12-17), Senior (18-39), Veteran (40-49), Masters (50-59), Classic (60+)


Overall Half Marathon Male and Female

Overall 10km Male and Female

10km - Male and Female

Junior (12-17), Senior (18-39), Veteran (40-49), Masters (50-59), Classic (60+)

Race Limits

Places on each race are limited as below:

Marathon - 60 participants

Half Marathon - 180 participants

10km - 100 participants

Course Map

Click here.

Aid stations are approximately every 5km across all distances.

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On the Day


Bus Departs: 06.15 from The Domain

Race Briefing: 07.25

Race Start: 07.35

Half Marathon Race 1

Bus Departs: 07.00 from The Domain

Race Briefing: 07.45

Race Start: 08.00

 *All walkers must be in the Race 1 start*

Half Marathon Race 2

Half Marathon - Race 2 Start

Bus Departs: 08.45 from The Domain

Race Briefing: 09.30

Race Start: 09.45

10km Run/Walk

10km Run/Walk

Bus Departs: 10.30 from The Domain

Race Briefing: 11.00

Race Start: 11.15



Hanmer Springs is an alpine village and can experience a wide range of weather conditions. We recommend you consider carrying the following. Layered clothing, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, hydration pack, survival blanket, energy bar. Please do not wear headphones as this limits your ability to hear directions from marshals and hazards.

Prize giving

The Prize giving ceremony will be held at the finish line at the Hanmer Springs Sport Pavilion (The Domain) at 1.30pm or when the last competitor has crossed the finish line and the timekeeper has finalised the times. There will also be spot prizes, you must be at the prize giving to receive your certificate and or prize.

Enjoy Hanmer Springs

Food and beverages will be available throughout the event for purchase, there is also a child's play area at The Domain to keep the kids entertained. Hanmer Springs is a gorgeous alpine village, so bring your family and friends along and stay the weekend. You can find accommodation options here.

Due to liquor licensing Hanmer Events do not allow BYO to their events. Please do not bring dogs to the event unless they are assistance dogs or with our marshals.

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Registrations are OPEN for 2020

Limited to 60 participants
Half Marathon
$90 Adult
$70 Junior
Limited to 180 participants
$60 Adult
$50 Junior
Limited to 100 participants

Online Registrations close on the 2nd of December, after this date you will need to register on Friday the 4th of December at Montieths in Hanmer Springs. Late registrations will incur a fee of $20.00.

Changes and cancellations incur a fee of $10.00. No changes can be made to your registration after 1 November. No refunds will be given after 1 November.

Race packs are to be collected on Friday the 4th of December 6.30pm-8.30pm (mandatory for Marathon participants due to coach departure times) from Monteiths or from The Domain, 59 Jacks Pass Road, Saturday 5th December 6.45am - 10am. Please ensure you have collected your race pack prior to your shuttle departure.

Walkers are welcome in Race 1 for the Half Marathon and the 10km race. You must walk competitively. Walkers must walk, you cannot run or jog. Please respect the walkers that enter this race as a competitive race and follow the rules. If you are seen to run or jog you will be disqualified from the race. Walkers must walk to the left and allow space for runners to pass.

For all juniors completing an indemnity form will need to be completed by a parent or legal guardian.


Hanmer Holiday Homes

Hanmer Holiday Homes offers the largest range of holiday home accommodation in the wonderful alpine village of Hanmer Springs. All Hanmer Holiday Homes are fully furnished and made affordable by being self catered however you can choose to have the holiday home fully serviced including options such as linen hire, equipment hire and cleaning services. You can design a package to suit your budget!