RACE DATE:  Saturday 16 November 2019

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 CHECK IN:  3:00pm to 7:00pm on Thursday 14 November, and 9:00am to 9:00pm on Friday 15 November at the Queenstown Events Centre.


Entry fees

Event Super Early Fee
18 Nov 2018 - 31 Jan 2019
Early Fee
1 Feb 2019 - 30 May 2019
Regular Fee
31 May 2019 - 14 Oct 2019
Late Fee
15 Oct 2019 - 15 Nov 2019
  Price Price inc. 8% Active Fee Price Price inc. 8% Active Fee Price Price inc. 8% Active Fee Price Price inc. 8% Active Fee
Marathon  $145.00 $156.60 $160.00 $172.80 $175.00 $189.00 $190.00 $205.20
Half Marathon (SOLD OUT)
$95.00 $102.60 $110.00 $118.80 $125.00 $135.00 $140.00 $151.20
$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 13 November 2019. 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

Entry fee inclusions

  • Personalised Race Bib if entered before midnight 13th October 2019

  • Official Gear Bag

  • Finishers medal (all distances)

  • Medical support/assistanceAid stations on the course (with water, POWERADE Mountain Blast sports drink, toilets and first aid)

  • Post-event recovery area at the finish area with food and drink

  • Category Winners Prizes

Race number distribution

If you enter by midnight on 31 July 2019 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 2019.

  • It is the responsibility of the entrant to provide the Event Organisers with the correct and most up-to-date postal address by 1st October 2019.  You can check/update your contact details through your My Events Portal in the ACTIVE entry system.
  • If you lose your race number after it is mailed out, you will be required to purchase a replacement number at Athlete Check-in during opening hours. The cost of a replacement race number is $15.00.
  • Your Race number will include a Race bib, with attached timing chip and bag tag.

If you enter after 31 July 2019 (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 13 October 2019 won't have their name on their race bib.

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Refunds and transfers

Key dates

31 July Must enter by this date to receive race number via mail
1st August 50% refundable entry ends. No refunds after this date. 
13 October  Cut off for personalised race bib
14 October Late Entry fee applies
2 November Online Merchandise closes
12 November Person to Person Transfers close
13 November Online distance transfers close
13 November Online entries close, registration in person at rego only.


If you need to withdraw you can choose to either refund your entry or transfer your entry to someone else, as per the transfer and refund policies below.


Refund your entry

For the Air New Zealand Queenstown International Marathon and associated events, upon confirmation of a refund request, athletes may be eligible for a partial refund of their entry fee.

  • Any requests received up until 5pm 31 July 2019 will be eligible for a 50% refund of event entry fee paid
  • Any requests received after 1 August 2019 will NOT be eligible for a refund under any circumstances.

Any additional purchases (including but not limited to) ACTIVE Fees, FinisherPix Fees paid at the time of entry are non-refundable at any time.

Your refund will be processed within 7 working days onto the credit card you used to register for this event.  If your credit card has expired or if your credit card has been cancelled, your refund may take up to 30 days to be processed. Requests for refunds must be notified to the organiser via email QueenstownMarathon@ironman.com

Transfer your entry to a different event distance

Transfers between race distances can be made online up until midnight 13 November 2019, 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).

  • A transfer fee of $25.00 will be charged for all transfers between distances.
  • Please be aware that you cannot transfer to a sold out event.
  • If you decide to upgrade your event to a longer distance and space is available, you will need to pay the difference in entry fees.
  • If you decide to downgrade your event to a shorter distance and space is available, unfortunately we are not able to refund the difference in entry fees.
  • If you change your race distance and have already received your race number, you will need to bring your race number and confirmation email to Athlete Check-in during race week.

If you would like to transfer between race distances prior to midnight Wednesday 13 November 2019, please log in to your My Events Portal and select Change Event Category.


Transfer your entry to someone else

Participants can transfer their race entry to someone else up until midnight 12 November 2019. No transfers will be accepted after this date.

  • A transfer fee of $25.00 will be charged to the withdrawing athlete.
  • Participants can formally transfer their entry to someone else within the same distance event already entered until midnight on 12 November 2019.
  • All Shuttle Bus tickets are non-refundable. The person purchasing the transferred entry will need to purchase new Shuttle Bus tickets at the time of the online transfer.
  • It is not possible to transfer your entry to someone else who is wanting to do a different distance event (I.e. Full Marathon to Half Marathon).
  • To transfer an entry to someone else, the initial registrant goes to myevents.active.com and logs in using their active.com account, finds the registration they wish to transfer and clicks the link ‘Transfer the registration to another athlete’, and then follows the necessary steps. Please note: the receiving athlete will need to pay for the entry fee at the current rate in order for the transfer to process, then the original athlete will be refunded their entry fee less the $25.00 transfer fee.

We have set up a Facebook Page to make finding a friend to transfer easier. Please post any transfer requests on our Facebook Page: Air NZ Queenstown Marathon- Entry Transfers.

**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.

Team or Group entries

Our Athlete Services team can assist with large group bookings (10+). Please contact us at queenstownmarathon@ironman.com and let us know your requirements.

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Sat, 16 Nov 2019