2017 – 2018 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 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 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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48 races

Tarawera Trail Marathon & 50K

Tarawera Trail Marathon
November 11, 2017 To be confirmed Race day in 6 months
New Zealand / Lake Tikitapu
Marathon
Walk Trail

Air New Zealand Queenstown International Marathon

Marathon
November 18, 2017 Race day in 6 months
New Zealand / Queenstown, New Zealand
Marathon
Flat Green Fast

Hanmer Holiday Homes Alpine Marathon

Hanmer Holiday Homes Alpine Marathon
December 02, 2017 Race day in 6 months
New Zealand / Hanmer Springs
Marathon

Speight's West Coaster

42 KM solo/team
December 09, 2017 Race day in 7 months
New Zealand / Waitakere
Marathon

Speights West Coaster

Speights West Coaster Marathon
December 09, 2017 Race day in 7 months
New Zealand / Bethells Beach
Marathon
Hilly Trail

Hutt River Trail Events

Hutt River Trail Marathon
January 20, 2018 Race day in 8 months
New Zealand / Hutt Valley
Marathon
Trail

Bayleys Mountain to Surf Marathon

Marathon
March 03, 2018 Race day in 9 months
New Zealand / New Plymouth
Marathon
Walk Relay

Te Houtaewa Challenge Marathon

Marathon
March 10, 2018 Race day in 10 months
New Zealand / Far North
Marathon
Trail Sand

Motatapu Icebreaker Off Road Marathon

Motatapu Icebreaker Off Road Marathon
March 10, 2018 Race day in 10 months
New Zealand / Motatapu Station
Marathon
Hilly Walk Trail

Wanaka Sun Marathon

April 07, 2018 Race day in 11 months
New Zealand / Wanaka
Marathon
Trail

The Legend Marathon

The Legend Marathon
No race in 2016
New Zealand / Waitakere City
Marathon
Walk Road Running

Colville Connection

Colville Connection Marathon
No race in 2017
New Zealand / Colville
Marathon
Trail

Monaco/Nelson Mid Winter Marathon

2 Person Relay
June 19, 2016 The race has already taken place.
New Zealand / Monaco, Nelson
Marathon
Walk Relay

Monaco/Nelson Mid Winter Marathon

6 Person Relay
June 19, 2016 The race has already taken place.
New Zealand / Monaco, Nelson
Marathon
Walk Relay

Monaco/Nelson Mid Winter Marathon

Solo Run
June 19, 2016 The race has already taken place.
New Zealand / Monaco, Nelson
Marathon
Walk