Air New Zealand Marathon
|Date||Saturday 16 November 2019|
|Entry Fee||View Entry Fees here|
|Start Time||Run: 8:20am* Walk: 8:30am*|
|Start Line||The Avenue, Millbrook Resort|
|Finish Line||Queenstown Recreation Ground|
|Minimum Age||Must be 18 years of age on race day to compete|
|Cut-off Time||Due to course management and road closure restrictions, the course will officially be closed at 4:00pm and cut-off points along the way will be in place. Athletes must reach the start of the Lake Hayes Trail (distance 11.65km) by 11.00am, the start of Domain Rd Track (distance 25km) by 1:10pm and the SH6 crossing (distance 32.2km) by 2:25pm.|
|Timing Results||Timing results will be provided by age group category for both runners and walkers, and will be based on participant's mat time. The Marathon age group categories are as follows for men and women; 18-19 years, 20-29 years, 30-39 years, 40-49 years, 50-59 years, 60-69 years, 70+ years.|
|Prize Money||Prize money will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall Men and Women runners across the finish line. 1st - $3,000, 2nd - $1,500, 3rd - $750.|
|Prizes||All Marathon finishers will receive a Finisher Medal. 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 participants mat time.|
|Walkers||Walkers are welcome to enter the Marathon. Please adhere to all course cut off times and ensure walkers start at the back behind the runners and keep to the left at all times.|
* Course and start times are subject to change.
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.
Runners make their way down The Avenue at Millbrook Resort, right onto Malaghans Road, left onto Manse Road, left onto Surrey Street, right onto Villiers Street and onto Buckingham Street through Arrowtown, straight ahead onto Nairn Street & right onto Arrow River track, after third bridge turn right up track, across and left on to Centennial Avenue, turn right to cross McDonnell Road and left onto Hogans Gully Road, left onto Arrowtown-Lake Hayes Road across onto Lake Hayes lakeside trail at the northern entrance and around Lake Hayes (clockwise direction), exit lake on to Rutherford Road, turn right onto Slope Hill Road, left onto Speargrass Flat Road, left onto Lower Shotover Road, right onto Domain Rd, left onto the Domain Rd trail, down and along the trail beside the river passing under Old Shotover Bridge before turning left up to meet Spence Rd and left over the Old Shotover Bridge.
Continue left onto trail under Frankton-Ladies Mile Highway, left onto Shotover Delta Rd until trail veers left from the road, straight along and right onto the Twin Rivers trail alongside the Kawarau River, then left onto Robertson Rd to the end of this road.
Cross Southberg Ave, proceed along Kawarau Rd footpath, cross Kawarau Rd, turn left onto Boyes Crescent, left onto Allan Crescent and down onto Frankton Arm Walkway trail towards Queenstown, left around Queenstown Gardens, continue on to Marine Parade, into Rees Street, up Duke Street and to the finish area in Queenstown Recreation Ground.