Event details

*Event details are subject to change*


Date Saturday 19 March 2022
Entry Fee View Entry Fees here
Distance 2.2km (approx)
Start Time 1:00pm*
Start Line Queenstown Gardens
Finish Line Queenstown Memorial Centre Recreation Ground
Minimum Age Must be aged between 5 and 12 years on race day to compete. Entrants between 5 - 9 years may be accompanied by one adult on course. Accompanying adults are free of charge, but MUST register for the event - a registration link is provided on the confirmation email of the Kids Run entry. 
Cut-off Time Due to course management and road closure restrictions, the course will officially be closed at 4:00pm.
Timing Results Timing results will be provided by age group category; 5-6 years, 7-9 years and 10-12 years, and will be based on participant's mat time.
Prizes All Kids Run finishers receive a medal. 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.
Walkers Walkers are welcome to enter in the Kids Run. Please ensure walkers start at the back behind the runners and keep to the left at all times.
Race Rules The NZ Sotheby's International Realty Queenstown Marathon is run under Drug Free Sport NZ Authority Regulations and the competitive and administrative rules of Athletics New Zealand. Please see the full list of race rules here.


Course maps

Course description

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The kids start by the Queenstown Gardens Rotunda, run through the Gardens, veer left and follow the 4wd road through the woodlands to link on to the Marathon Course.

Continue on the track around the Queenstown Gardens in a clockwise direction. Then on to Marine Parade, into Rees Street, up Duke Street and to the finish area in Queenstown Recreation Ground.

Kids marathon training plans

Kids aged 5-12 can run a marathon!

Over 8, 10 or 12 weeks kids will run 40km, then on Saturday 19 March they'll complete the final 2.2km in front of friends and family, finishing under the main New Zealand Sotheby's International Realty Queenstown Marathon finish gantry on the Recreation Ground.

We've created free training programs to make it super easy:

Programs start on 27 December, 10 January and 24 January.


Sat, 19 Mar 2022