Welcome to the World’s Most Beautiful Marathon.

An annual running festival set in the stunning Queenstown Lakes district on Saturday 19 November 2022. One of the most scenic marathons in the world!

Why Run Queenstown?


Seeing is believing

The most beautiful location for a marathon. Learn more.


High style

The most stunning merch range in the game. Learn more.


Finish smiling

A social vibe that continues on past the finish line. Learn more.


Awesome foursome

4 distances to choose from.
42.2km  |  21km  |  10km  |  3km


Run Appy

Updated App with live athlete tracking and all the event info you need.


Medal motivation

A finisher medal for every runner. Learn more.

Run easy

At pace or at your leisure.

70% hard packed trails and 30% on road surfaces combined with a mainly flat gradient. 

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Run inspired

Soak up the awe inspiring mountains, pristine lakes and stunning country side of the Queenstown Lakes District.

This is the world’s most scenic marathon.

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Come to play

Indulge yourself in the fun, thrills and flavours of New Zealand’s most popular holiday destination for kids and adults alike.

Discover Queenstown



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