Air New Zealand Queenstown International Marathon is a new international running festival incorporating 42km, 21km, 10km and 3km kids run options. Set between the backdrop of the world renowned Crown and Remarkable mountain ranges, and taking in the best highlights of the Queenstown Lakes region including Millbrook resort, Arrowtown, Lakes Hayes, Shotover River, Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown Gardens and finishing in the heart of Queenstown itself.
At pace or at your leisure. 70% of the course are hard packed trails and 30% are on road surfaces combined with mainly flat gradient.
Run Inspired. Soak up the awe inspiring mountains, pristine lakes and stunning coutry side of the Queenstown Lakes District. This is New Zealand’s most scenic marathon. Run Hard, Play Hard. Indulge yourself in the fun, thrills and flavours of New Zealand’s most popular holiday destination for kids and adults alike.
Queenstown is one of New Zealand’s top visitor destinations and if you come to the region you’ll understand why. The town sits on the shore of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu among dramatic ranges. The lake and mountain landscape make it suited to all kinds of adventure. There’s skiing in the winter and activities such as bungy jumping, sky diving, canyon swinging, jet boating, superb biking, horse trekking and river rafting all year round. If hardcore adventure isn't your thing, there are plenty of mellow options available. Queenstown is also home to several internationally renowned golf courses. Experience one of the many walking & hiking trails, sightseeing tours or indulge yourself with spa treatments, boutique shopping and excellent food and wine.
Head out of Queenstown and the drama of the Central Otago landscape unfolds around you. If you’re a Lord of the Rings fan you’ll recognize many of the locations of Middle-earth here. Twenty minutes from Queenstown, Arrowtown’s gold-mining history is alive and vibrant. Visit the Lakes District Museum or go gold panning. Forty minutes from Queenstown at the northern tip of Lake Wakatipu is rural Glenorchy and Paradise Valley. From here it’s a short drive into the Mt Aspiring National Park and the start of some of New Zealand’s great walks.
Air New Zealand Queenstown International Marathon.
Easy running on a mainly flat course, with a few undulations to keep it interesting. The course 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.
Sotheby’s RE Half Marathon – 21.1km
Easy running on a mainly flat course, with some undulations to keep it interesting. The course offers a unique mix of running terrain including smooth hard packed trails and road running. Walkers are welcome to enter in the Half Marathon. Please ensure walkers start at the back behind the runners and keep to the left at all times.
Easy running on a fast flat course set in a stunning location. The course offers a unique mix of running terrain including smooth hard packed trails and road running. The course takes in the best highlights of the region including Frankton Arm walkway, Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown Gardens.
Kids Run – 3km
The kids start by the Queenstown Gardens Rotunda, run through the Gardens, veer left and follow the 4wd road through the woodlands to link on to the Marathon Course. Continue on the track around the Queenstown Gardens in a clockwise direction. Then on to Marine Parade, into Rees Street, up Duke Street and to the finish area in Queenstown Recreation Ground.
Air New Zealand Queenstown International Marathon
19 November 2016