Hanmer Holiday Homes Alpine Marathon

Saturday, 2 December 2023 7:45am - 2:00pm

Hanmer Springs Forest Camp

The Alpine Marathon, Half Marathon and 10km is back for 2023!


Saturday, 2 December 2023 7:45am - 2:00pm

Hanmer Springs Forest Camp

243 Jollies Pass Road
Hanmer Springs

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Supported by Hanmer Holiday Homes the Alpine Marathon starts and finishes at the Hanmer Springs Forest Camp and runs through the picturesque Hanmer Forest on trails that are not normally accessible to the public. This is a truly unique race which provides expansive views of the stunning scenery and our thanks goes out to Rayonier Matariki Forests for allowing us to access Hanmer Forest.

The Courses

The courses predominantly follow gravel forestry roads with a short section on sealed road at the start/finish.

The Marathon course is not for the fainthearted, taking you to the highest point on Top Road and all the way out to the edges of the Hanmer River. It involves several steep climbs with a total elevation gain of approximately 700m.

The Half Marathon still packs a punch with nearly 350m of elevation gain and the 10km race has 100m of elevation gain

Race Categories

Marathon - Male and Female

1st, 2nd & 3rd Overall

Half Marathon - Male and Female

1st, 2nd & 3rd Overall

10km - Male and Female

1st, 2nd & 3rd Overall

The Alpine Marathon 'BIG Bounty'

Thanks to Hanmer Holiday Homes and Four Square Hanmer the 'BIG Bounty' of $1,500 per category is on offer in 2023.

First male to break 3hrs 10mins

First female to break 3hrs 30mins

As well as the above we have a range of spot prizes to win, however you must be at the prize giving on the day to win!

Course Maps

Full Marathon - Click here

Half Marathon - Click here

10km - Click here

Aid stations are approximately every 5km across all distances.


Race packs are to be collected on Friday 1st December 6:30pm-7:30pm from Monteiths Brewery Bar or from Hanmer Springs Forest Camp, Saturday 2nd December 6:45am - 9:00am. Please ensure you have collected your race pack prior to the race safety briefing.

Start Times

Full Marathon - 8am (briefing 7.45am)

Half Marathon - 9am (briefing 8.45am)

10k - 9.30am (briefing 9.15am)

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Information correct as at: 19 June 2023

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New Zealand

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