Marathons in New Zealand

The marathon is seen as the ultimate long distance run, and originated at the first modern Olympics in Athens, Greece in 1896, becoming standardised at 42.195km in 1921. The following is a list of marathons around New Zealand.

Results 1 to 43 of 43

Saturday, 06 May 2017

Lion Foundation Rotorua Marathon

Government Gardens, Rotorua
Run/Walk42K, 21K, 10.5K, 5.5K - On Road
Saturday, 06 May 2017

T42 Central Plateau Trail Run/Walk

The Central Plateau, North Island
Run/Walk42K, 24K, 11K, 6.5K Trail Run/Walk
Saturday, 13 May 2017

Air New Zealand Hawkes Bay International Marathon

Marine Parade, Napier to Sileni Estates Winery
Run/Walk42K, 21K, 10K, Kids 3K - On Road
Sunday, 21 May 2017

Mt Oxford Odyssey

Coopers Creek car park, Canterbury
Run/Walk42K Run, 21K Run/Tramp, 15K Run/Tramp - Off Road
Sunday, 28 May 2017

Manawatu Striders Marathon

Activity Centre, Massey University, Palmerston North
Run/Walk42K, 21K, 10K, 5K, Kids MaraFun - On Road
Sunday, 04 June 2017

ASB Christchurch Marathon

Cathedral Square, Christchurch
Run/WalkRun/Wheelchair: 42K, 21K, 10K; Kids: 3K, 2K, 1K - On Road
Sunday, 04 June 2017

Aurora Handicap Marathon

Silverstream School, Upper Hutt
Run/Walk42K, 2x21K Relay, 4x10.5K Relay - On Road
Saturday, 10 June 2017

Double Rainbow Trail Run

Rainbow Mountain, Rotorua
Run/Walk42K, 25K, 17K & 10K Trail Run/Walk
Saturday, 10 June 2017

Mount Difficulty Ascent

Mt Difficulty, Bannockburn, near Cromwell
Run/Walk42K & 21K Trail/Mountain Run
Saturday, 10 June 2017

Rustic Run and Walk

Mt Difficulty Wines, Bannockburn, near Cromwell
Run/Walk42K, 21K Solo/Relay - Off Road
Sunday, 18 June 2017

Monaco Mid Winter Marathon

The Honest Lawyer, Monaco, Nelson
Run/Walk42K Solo/Relay - Mixed Terrain
Sunday, 18 June 2017

Wellington Marathon

Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Run/Walk42K, 21K, 10K, 5.3K, Kids Magic Mile - On Road
Saturday, 15 July 2017


Woodmancote Rd, Khandallah, Wellington
Run/Walk60K Solo/Relay & 42K Trail Runs
Saturday, 05 August 2017

Hoka ONE ONE Taupo Marathon

Huka Falls & Redoubt Street, Taupo
Run/Walk42K Solo/Relay (On Road & Off Road), 21K, 10K, 5K, Kids Mile (On Road)
Sunday, 20 August 2017

Petone Club 5 Bridges Marathon and Fun Runs

Petone, Lower Hutt
Run/Walk42K, 21K, 10K, 5K, Kids 1K - On Road
Saturday, 02 September 2017

Hoka ONE ONE Kinloch Off Road Challenge

Kenrigg Road, Kinloch, Taupo
Run/Walk42K, 21K, 10.5K, 5K Trail Run/Walk
Sunday, 03 September 2017

North Shore Marathon

Gould Reserve, Takapuna, Auckland
Run/Walk42K, 21K, 10K, 5K, Kids 2K - On Road
Sunday, 10 September 2017

Cadbury Marathon

Run/Walk42K, 21K, 10.5K, Kids 2.2K - On Road
Sunday, 10 September 2017

Pelorus Trust Run and Walk

McEwan Park, Petone
Run/Walk42K, 21K, 10K, 5K, Kids Kilometre - On Road
Sunday, 17 September 2017

Trail Trilogy

Kaiaua / Thames / Te Aroha / Paeroa / Waikino to Waihi
Run/WalkSolo/Relay: 100K, 55K, 42K; Solo: 21K & 10K - Rail Trail
Saturday, 23 September 2017

Aoraki Mt Cook Marathon

Aoraki Mt Cook Village
Run/Walk42K, 21K, 10K, 5K - On Road
Saturday, 07 October 2017

Great Barrier Island Wharf to Wharf

Great Barrier Island, Auckland
Run/Walk42K, 21K, 10K & 5K - Road and/or trail
Bike42K & 21K - Road and/or trail
Saturday, 07 October 2017

Tauranga International Marathon

The Strand, Tauranga
Run/Walk42K, 21K, 10K, 5K, Kids 2K - On Road
Sunday, 08 October 2017

Wairarapa Country Marathon

Makoura College, Masterton
Run/Walk42K, 21K, 10K, 5K - On Road
Saturday, 14 October 2017

Rotorua Ekiden

Village Green, Rotorua
Run/Walk3-6 Member 42K Team Relay - On Road
Saturday, 21 October 2017

XTERRA Trail Challenge Waihi

The Karangahake Gorge
Run/Walk43.5K, 20.5K, 13K & 8.2K Trail Run/Walk
Saturday, 28 October 2017

Mission Mt Somers

Staveley Store, Staveley, Canterbury
Run/Walk42K, 21K, 10K & 5K - Trail
Sunday, 29 October 2017

Auckland Marathon

Run/Walk42K, 21K, 12K, 5K, Kids 2K - On Road
Saturday, 04 November 2017

The Taniwha

Run/Walk60K Solo/Relay, 42K, 21K, 14K & 7K Trail
Bike83K Solo/Relay, 60K, 42K, 22K & 14K MTB
Saturday, 11 November 2017

Tarawera Marathon and 50K & Tikitapu Trail Run

Te Puia, Rotorua
Run/Walk50K, 42K, 23K, 16K Trail Runs
Saturday, 18 November 2017

Queenstown International Marathon

Run/Walk42K, 21K, 10K, Kids 3K - Hard packed trails & roads
Saturday, 18 November 2017

The Molesworth Run

Run/Walk84K - Solo or 2/4 Person Relay Team - Off Road
Saturday, 02 December 2017

Hanmer Holiday Homes Alpine Marathon

Lake Tennyson to Hanmer Springs
Run/Walk42K, 21K, 10K Trail
Saturday, 09 December 2017

3 Bridges Marathon

Union Boat Club, Wanganui
Run/Walk42K, 21K, 10K, 5K, 4x5K Relay - On Road
Saturday, 09 December 2017

Speights West Coaster

Bethells Beach, Auckland
Run/Walk42K Solo/Relay, 30K, 21K, 13K & 6K - Trail
Saturday, 03 February 2018

Sky Runner Queenstown

Skyline Gondola, Queenstown
Run/Walk42K, 21K, 12K & 3K Trail/Mountain
Saturday, 10 February 2018

Buller Gorge Marathon

Buller Gorge
Run/Walk42K Solo/Relay, 21K and Kids 2K & 1K - On Road
Saturday, 17 February 2018

Shotover Moonlight Mountain Marathon

Ben Lomond High Country Station, Queenstown
Run/Walk42K, 30K, 21K, 10K, 5K - Trail/Mountain
Saturday, 24 February 2018

The Hillary

Arataki to Muriwai, Auckland
Run/Walk100K (maybe), 80K Solo/Relay, 34K, 16K - Trail
Saturday, 03 March 2018

Mountain to Surf Marathon

New Plymouth
Run/Walk42K Solo/Relay, 21K - On Road
Saturday, 10 March 2018

Motatapu Triathlon, Trail Run & MTB

Wanaka to Arrowtown
Run/Walk51K Solo/Team, 42K Run, 15K Run/Walk - Off Road
Bike47K MTB
Triathlon2K Lake / 47K MTB / 15K Trail
Saturday, 10 March 2018

Te Houtaewa Challenge

90 Mile Beach
Run/Walk62K Solo/Relay, 42K, 21K, 6K Walk - Beach
Saturday, 07 April 2018

Wanaka Sun Marathon - DATE TBC

Albert Town Tavern, Wanaka
Run/Walk42K, 10K, 5K Trail Runs

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