Finish Area

Event Hub

Once you have crossed the finish line there will be water, POWERADE sports drink, bananas, medical facilities and a rest area available immediately should you require them.

The Event Hub will be the place to be to see participants finish and to soak up the event atmosphere. Runners and walkers can recover, wind down and relax, and meet family and friends to enjoy the amazing vibe!

There will be a DJ pumping the sounds, MCs keeping you up to date with snippets of event info, food vendors galore and massage stations - pretty much all you need to chill before prize giving at 3:30pm.

Click here to view the event hub map.


Group Area

The Group Area is a finish line experience for running teams or groups, and corporates to come together for post-race celebrations at the Event Hub. Located near the finish chute, it will provide your team with a post-race meeting place, to relax, socialise, and talk through your race stories whilst enjoying the finish line festivities.

Each site will be a 4m x 4m area, to set up your own gazebo/tent, tables and chairs.

Click here for more info, and for enquiries or bookings, please contact us via

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Post-Race Massage

After your race, enjoy a well-deserved massage thanks to Proactive Physio. Proactive will have a big orange tent set up at the finish line so simply head over to their tent and enjoy a massage.

Cost - $10 for 10mins. No pre-bookings required, just turn up!

Additionally, Proactive Physio will be offering a strapping service at registration on Friday 16 November 2018. Consult and strapping rates from $10, will be dictated by length of consult and complexity of strapping. Alternatively book in for an appointment at the Proactive Physio Clinic in Frankton.


Photos are taken of all competitors throughout the day on course and at the finish line by FinisherPix. Photos will be available online 48hrs after the event to view and purchase.

Be sure to smile when you see a photographer and have your race number clearly visible from the front so the photographer can identify you.

Finisher Photos

Finisher photos are now available to download and purchase, click the year below to view.




All prizes are awarded at the prize-giving which will take place at 3:30pm on Saturday 17 November at the Queenstown Recreation Ground.

In the event of really bad weather, and the prize-giving not being able to take place, it will be cancelled, and there will be no postponement time scheduled. Prizes will be available to be collected on Sunday 18 November between 9:00am and 1:00pm from the Queenstown Memorial Centre, and if not collected will be mailed out to the prize winner.


Prize Money

Prize money will be awarded based on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Male and Female runner over the Finish Line in the Marathon and Half Marathon.

CategoryQueenstown MarathonQueenstown Half Marathon
1st Man & Woman $3,000 $1,000
2nd Man & Woman $1,500 $750
3rd Man & Woman $750 $500

* All prizes are in NZ dollars and those prizes above $500 are subject to 20% resident withholding tax. Men and women receive equal prize money for all events.


Spot Prizes

All competitors will be eligible for spot prizes and these will be randomly awarded as participants cross the finish line. The participant will be presented with a voucher that they then take to the Info Desk, inside the Memorial Centre, to claim their prize.

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Finisher's Rewards

Air New Zealand Marathon - Everyone finishing the Marathon will receive a medal. All finishers' results are available online after the event. Non-monetary prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, 3rd placing in each running age group category for men and women, and will be based on participant's mat time.

NZ Sotheby's International Realty Half Marathon – Everyone finishing the Half Marathon will receive a medal. All finishers' results are available online after the event. Non-monetary prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, 3rd placing in each running age group category for men and women, and will be based on participant's mat time.

Cigna 10km Run - Everyone finishing the 10km Run/Walk will receive a medal. All finishers' results are available online after the event. Non-monetary prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, 3rd placing in each running age group category for men and women, and will be based on participant's mat time.

Kids’ Run – Everyone finishing the Kids Run will receive a medal. All finishers' results are available online after the event. Non-monetary prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, 3rd placing in each age group category for boys and girls, and will be based on participant's mat time.

Medal Engraving

Commemorate your achievement by having your official finishing time engraved on the back of your bespoke finisher medal. 

    • Pre-Sale: $20
    • On-Site: $25

How to Pre Purchase Medal Engraving?

Pre-purchase today and save $5.00. You can add this service when you register for the event, or later via your Active account

If you have any problems purchasing medal engraving after you have registered, refer to the Active User Guide.

How To Redeem Your Medal Engraving?

Once you cross the Finish Line at the 2019 Air New Zealand Queenstown Marathon and receive your medal, please proceed to the Medal Engraving and Merchandise tent in the Finish Line Area.

  • Make sure to bring your medal with you to be engraved
  • Provide the name and finish time you would like engraved (the merchandise team can look up your finish time if you do not know it)
  • This service may take 5-30 minutes depending on the current volume of customers
  • Please be sure to check your completed engraving for correct spelling and finish time. Any corrections will need to be handled onsite

*You must finish the race and receive a finisher medal to redeem. A list of eligible recipients will be provided to the Merchandise Tent. This service must be redeemed onsite (medals will not be mailed out post-event).

Medal Perks

New for 2018 is our Medal Perks program. All you have to do is show off your finisher medal around Queenstown and you can enjoy special deals and discounts from a range of local businesses including:

Business Offer
Remedial Massage Queenstown Show us your medal in store & get $10 off any massage therapy service (conditions apply)
Enterprise rent-a-car 20% off your rental with Enterprise rent-a-car, conveniently located in the airport!
True South Flights Milford Sound Fly-Cruise-Fly: 30% off for finishers for the week after the race!
JUCY Cruise 25% off Cruise Only trips in Milford Sound
Segway on Q See some of the same circuit and more in a more relaxing fashion with 10% off
Miss Lucy's Rooftop Bar & Pizzeria Get either 1 free side when you purchase a whole pizza or 1 free cookie with any coffee purchase
Totally Tourism Ltd 15% off the 8am Fly-Cruise-Fly with Milford Sound Scenic Flights / 20% off the Coach-Cruise-Coach or Cruise only with Mitre Peak Cruises / 20% off any scenic flight with The Helicopter Line / 20% off Shotover Rafting with Challenge Rafting
Patagonia Chocolates 10% discount on all of our products in all 5 Patagonia Chocolate cafe locations. Mobile unit is not included on event day.
Akarua Wines & Kitchen by Artisan Show us your medal and receive a complimentary wine tasting and/or a 15% discount on any wine purchase you make
Hydro Attack Get a free USB with your photos and footage ($39 value) with your shark ride
Jet Ski Tours Queenstown 20% off a single or double person jet-ski on a one hour jet-ski tour
Go Orange Buy one, get one half price
Harbour Fish 10% off store-wide
The Ballarat Trading Co. Free coffee with every breakfast/lunch purchase & free house drink with every dinner purchase
Winnies Gourmet Pizza Bar Free drink upgrade - all wine, tap beer & soft drinks
The Frankton Arm Tavern Free coffee with every breakfast & lunch purchase
Below Zero Ice Bar Entry & a mocktail for $10 or entry & a cocktail for $13
Prime Restaurant Large Fettucini Carbonara Pasta at half price for every finisher to refuel or a free dessert
Around the Basin Bike Queenstown 10% off any of our biking packages on the Queenstown Trail - from bike hire to biking the wineries and scenic bike tours
Farelli's Trattoria 20% off your pizza or pasta
Rhino's Ski Shack Take a load off & celebrate your hard work with a $15 jug of beer at Rhino's Ski Shack
Minus 5 Ice Bar Cool off those sore muscles with FREE entry at Minus 5 Ice Bar. Walk-in only, subject to space available
Britannia Restaurant Free house wine, beer or soft drink with any main meal purchase
Ahua Retreats Receive 10% off Ahua's 'Survive or Thrive? A Retake on Resilience' one day retreat on November 18th! The perfect end to an adventurous weekend in the mountains.
Laryn Osteopathy 20% off Osteopathic Treatments (both ACC and private)
KJet Queenstown $40 off KJET - Take on the mighty Shotover & Kawarau Rivers! Book via using coupon code: medalperks (Conditions Apply)
Shotover Jet $20 off Shotover Jet. Book online or by phone or email with promo code MARATHON. Not available in conjunction with any other offer
Little Blackwood Celebrate your success with remarkable views & Queenstown's best cheese & meat platter at Little Blackwood. Receive a FREE 'Boost your Board" platter upgrade when purchasing any size.
Dart River Adventures $30 off Dart River Adventures Wilderness Jet! Book direct or online with promo code MEDALPERKS. Not available in conjunction with any other offer.
Appellation Wine Tours Use promo code RUNQTOWN10 to receive 10% off any small-group wine tour when booked direct on the website.
Aelia Duty Free Present your medal in store to redeem 10% off
Camp Glenorchy Eco cabin, ensuite king bedroom - special price of $245 for night of 18 November / Shared bunk hut bed or RV/motorhome site, with full use of all Camp Glenorchy lodge facilities on 18 November for $60
Alpine Wine Tours $20 off a wine, distillery or brewery tour. Use promo code MARATHON20 when booking online
Mrs Woolly's General Store 20% off all men's & women's wear. Valid between 18 November - 23 November
Sat, 16 Nov 2019