2016 – 2017 New Zealand Marathon Calendar

Bridges seem to play an important role in the New Zealand marathon scene, what with the 5 Bridges Marathon in Petone and the Wanganui 3 Bridges Marathon.

And it could be said that there is even a marathon in New Zealand that spans the full history of the 42.195 km marathon. Indeed, was it not here at the Ascot Park Hotel Southland Marathon that the now legendary distance was run for just the second time (in 1909, shortly after the distance started to become standard at the 1908 London Olympics)? Speaking of bridges, there are sure to be lots of river crossings, but not a lot of bridges at the spectacular Motatapu Icebreaker Off Road Marathon that takes participants along a historical Maori route that is only open to the public on race day.

It only makes sense that a country with such a coastline (in terms of sheer length, and, above all, beauty) would feature a few coastal runs, and would you be surprised to learn that the one run along 90 Mile Beach is considered one of New Zealand’s most challenging? That is, in any case, what organizers and participants have to say about the Te Houtaewa Challenge Marathon up in the Far north.

Another run – but one where you won’t get sand in your shoes, is the Buller Gorge Marathon in Westport that lays claim to the title of “most scenic athletic event” in New Zealand!

New Zealand certainly has a wealth of scenic wilderness marathons, but of course it also features a few city marathons, as well:
The capital city, Wellington, hosts the Gazley Volkswagen Wellington Marathon.

The streets of Christchurch are the site of an annual marathon in June, which also bills itself as one of the world’s fastest (and most scenic and supportive, as well) : the Marathon.

The country’s largest city, Auckland, is the place to be in November when the ASB Auckland Marathon rolls into town.

So depending where you’re based, it may take you some time to get to New Zealand, but there are plenty of running opportunities that will make it well worth the trip!

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40 races

Five Bridges Marathon and Fun Runs

5 Bridges Marathon
August 28, 2016 Race day in 3 days
New Zealand / Petone
Marathon
Walk

Greta Valley Marathon Relay

September 03, 2016 Race day in 9 days
New Zealand / Greta Valley
Marathon
Hilly Relay

Cadbury Dunedin Marathon

Cadbury Dunedin Marathon
September 11, 2016 Race day in 17 days
New Zealand / Dunedin
Marathon
Road Running

Great Barrier Island Wharf to Wharf Marathon

Great Barrier Island Wharf to Wharf Marathon
October 01, 2016 Race day in about 1 month
New Zealand / Port FitzRoy
Marathon
Walk Trail Fund raising

Rotorua Ekiden

October 08, 2016 Race day in about 1 month
New Zealand / Rotorua
Marathon
Walk Road Running Relay

Blackmores XTERRA Trail Challenge Waihi

Blackmores XTERRA Trail Challenge Waihi Marathon
October 22, 2016 Race day in about 2 months
New Zealand / Waihi
Marathon
Trail

ASB Auckland Marathon

ASB Auckland Marathon
October 30, 2016 Race day in 2 months
New Zealand / Auckland
Marathon
Charity Road Running

Feilding Marathon

Feilding Marathon
November 05, 2016 Race day in 2 months
New Zealand / Feilding
Marathon
Walk Road Running Relay

The Taniwha

Marathon
November 05, 2016 Race day in 2 months
New Zealand / Lake Whakamaru
Marathon
Hilly Trail Relay

Air New Zealand Queenstown International Marathon

Marathon
November 19, 2016 Race day in 3 months
New Zealand / Queenstown, New Zealand
Marathon
Flat Green Fast

Hanmer Holiday Homes Alpine Marathon

Hanmer Holiday Homes Alpine Marathon
December 03, 2016 Race day in 3 months
New Zealand / Hanmer Springs
Marathon

Waiheke Island Trailblazer

Marathon
December 03, 2016 Race day in 3 months
New Zealand / Waiheke Island
Marathon
Trail

Speights West Coaster

Speights West Coaster Marathon
December 10, 2016 Race day in 4 months
New Zealand / Bethells Beach
Marathon
Hilly Trail

Buller Gorge Marathon

Buller Gorge Marathon
February 11, 2017 Race day in 6 months
New Zealand / Westport
Marathon
Relay

Pure South Shotover Moonlight Mountain Marathon

Pure South Shotover Moonlight Mountain Marathon
February 18, 2017 Race day in 6 months
New Zealand / Queenstown
Marathon
Trail Mountain