Entry Info.

2018 Entry Info

RACE DATE: Saturday 17 November 2018
DISTANCES: Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10KM, 2.2KM Kids Run, 
START TIMES: 7:45am for 10km, 8.00am for Half-Marathon, 8:20am for Marathon and 1:00pm for Kids Run.   
FINISH LINE: Queenstown Recreation Ground, 
ATHLETE REGISTRATION: will take place between 1:00pm and 7:00pm on Thursday 15 November, and between 9:00am and 9:00pm on Friday 16 November at the Queenstown Memorial Centre, Memorial Street. You will be issued with a race number, timing device and gear bag tag.



2018 Fees


5th Birthday Special

  19 Nov 2017 - 31 Jan 2018

Early Fee 

1 Feb 2018 - 31 May 2018  

Regular Fee

1 Jun 2018 - 11 Oct 2018

Late Fee

12 Oct 2018 - 17 Nov 2018
  Price Price Incl 8% Active Fee Price Price incl 8% Active Fee Price Price incl 8% Active Fee Price Price incl 8% Active Fee
MARATHON $145.00 $156.60 $155.00 $167.40 $165.00 $178.20 $175.00 $189.00
HALF MARATHON $95.00 $102.60 $105.00 $113.40 $115.00 $124.20 $125.00 $135.00
10KM $50.00 $54.00 $60.00 $64.80 $70.00 $75.60 $80.00 $86.40
KIDS RUN $20.00 $21.60 $25.00 $27.00 $25.00 $27.00 $30.00 $32.40


Please note: All entry fees are shown in New Zealand dollars and include GST. Online entries close midnight 14 November 2018. Late entries will be accepted in person at registration, unless sold out prior. 

A portion of your entry fee is allocated towards a $30,000 donation to the Queenstown Trails Trust for the maintenance and further development of trails throughout the Wakatipu Basin. You also have the ability to further support the Queenstown Trails Trust by donating when prompted through our online registration system. 


1 August

50% refundable entry ends. No refunds after this date.

11 October

Must enter by this date to receive race number via mail

12 October

Late Entry fee applies

27 October

Cut off for personalised bib

14 November

Online entries close, registration in person at rego only.

14 November

Online distance transfers close

14 November

Person to Person transfers close


Minimum Ages

Wave Starts

To ensure a smooth start for all runners, wave starts and self-seeded start zones will be in place at the Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 'First Half' Half Marathon and 10km Run start lines. Runners will need to gather in the appropriate zone depending on their expected race finish time. The wave start system will release a set number of runners at timed intervals after the start gun is fired.

Your race time is calculated from when you pass over the timing mat on the start line so no-one will be disadvantaged. Introducing wave starts will help everyone to run at their own pace across the course, giving you a true race time. And you can soak up the scenery as much as you choose!  

Event Shuttle Service:

Make your race morning transportation stress-free and use our easy shuttle service to get you from Queenstown direct to the start line of the Marathon, Half Marathon,or 10km race. We have very limited parking available at all start areas so we strongly encourage athletes to utilize the shuttle bus service that will be operating as a continuous direct service from the Event Hub at Queenstown Recreation Ground on race day morning (Note - there are no pick up's on route to the start line, this is a direct shuttle from Queenstown).

Shuttle Costs:
Marathon - $15
Half Marathon - $15 
10km - $10

The shuttle bus pick up locations at the Queenstown Recreation Ground can be viewed on the Event Hub Map and times can be found on the Event Schedule.


If you cannot participate in the event, entry fee refunds requested up until 31 July 2018 will receive 50% of their entry fee. Unfortunately, entry fees are non-refundable from 1 August 2018 and we cannot refund entry fees after this date. Requests for refunds must be notified to the organiser via email QueenstownMarathon@ironman.com

Please allow up to 7 days for your refund to be processed. The refund is automatically issued to the credit card originally used to pay for the registration. If this card has since been cancelled or has expired, please email QueenstownMarathon@ironman.com 

Race Number Distribution:

If you enter by midnight on 11 October 2018 and are a New Zealand based entrant, your race number will be mailed to you. Race number distribution will begin for New Zealand entrants at the end of October 2018.

If you enter after 11 October 2018 (or are an international based entrant), you must collect your race number from Athlete Check-in during race week. Please bring your confirmation email to Athlete Check-In.

Note: Entries received past 27 October 2018 won't have their name on their race bib.


Transfer Your Entry To Someone Else:

Participants can transfer their race entry to someone else up until midnight 14 November 2018. No transfers will be accepted after this date.

 **As stated in the Event Waiver, under no circumstance are you permitted to give your bib to another person.  The safety of our athletes is paramount, therefore we need to ensure we have correct details of all our runners on course.

Transfer Your Entry To A Different Event Distance

Transfers between race distances can be made online up until midnight 14 November 2018, or until the race is sold out. After this date, if you wish to transfer, this must be done in person at Athlete Check-in during race week (subject to availability).

If you would like to transfer between race distances prior to midnight Thursday 11 October 2018, please log in to your MyEvents Portal and select Change Event Category. 

Travel or Running Groups

If your group is interested in other marathon events we have four incredible destination marathon events across Oceania that you may be interested in.

View our Marathon Brochure.