Queenstown International Marathon, Half-Marathon and 10K

Marathon Half Marathon 10k
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Event Information

RACE DATE: November 20, 2021


  • 7:45 AM Cigna 10K
  • 8:00 AM NZ Sotheby’s Half-Marathon
  • 8:20 AM Air New Zealand Marathon

COURSE: The course starts at The Avenue, Millbrook Resort and finishes at the Queenstown Memorial Centre Recreation Ground.  It is a bit hilly and challenging; and offers a unique mix of running terrain, with 70% of the course on smooth hard packed trails and 30% on road.  

The course takes in the best highlights of the region including Millbrook, Arrowtown, Arrow River, Lake Hayes, Old Shotover Bridge, Twin Rivers trail, Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown Gardens.

ENTRY FEE: The following discounted rates are the entry fees if you book your entry with Marathon Tours & Travel.  You will be provided with a special code to register for the race after we receive your booking. This special fee includes the VIP Race Transfer to the start.

  • Marathon: $131
  • Half-marathon: $91
  • 10K: $55

NOTE: A VIP Race Transfer is for only those who purchase their entry with Marathon Tours & Travel . If you register directly with the race, then you should also purchase the shuttle bus ticket to the marathon/half marathon start when you register online. If you missed this when you registered you can still modify and add this feature. It is important to note that the race day transfer provided by the race is different from the Marathon Tours & Travel race day transfer.

ELIGIBILITY: Marathon entrants must be 18 years of age on race day. Half-Marathon entrants must be 16 years of age and the minimum age to participate in the 10K is seven (7). 

TIME LIMIT: The course time limit is seven (7) hours.  You must meet the following cut-off times: reach the start of the Lake Hayes Trail (distance 11.65K) by 11.00 AM, the start of Domain Rd Track (distance 25K) by 1:10 PM and the SH6 crossing (distance 32.2K) by 2:25 PM. Due to course management and road closure restrictions, the course will officially be closed at 4:00 PM

NUMBER PICKUP:The Sports Expo will be open during registration on Thursday, November 19, between 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM, and again on Friday, November 20, between 9:00 ‚ÄčAM and 7:00 PM. Entry to the Sports Expo is FREE, so bring along your family and friends, and tell all your running buddies even if they are not competing.

AWARDS: Everyone who finishes the Queenstown Marathon, Half-Marathon, or 10K will receive a Finisher Medal.  Non-monetary prizes will be award to first, second, third placing in each running age group category for Men and Women.  

TEMPERATURE: Average temperatures are between 40 and 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

Running Shoes - The Queenstown Marathon can be run in normal running shoes or trail running shoes.

Difficulty: Moderate, with challenging hills.