Event details


Date Saturday 16 November 2024
Entry Fee View Entry Fees here 
Distance 21.1 KM
Start Time Run: 8:00am* Walk: 8:25am*
Start Line Speargrass Flat Road
Start Wave See start wave info here
Finish Line Queenstown Recreation Ground
Minimum Age Must be at least 16 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.
Timing Results Timing results will be provided by age group category. Half marathon age group categories are as follows for men and women; 16-19 years, 20-24 years, 25-29 years, 30-34 years, 35-39 years, 40-44 years, 45-49 years, 50-54 years, 55-59 years, 60-64 years, 65-69 years, 70-74 years, 75-79 years, 80+ years 
Prize Money Prize money will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall Man and Woman runners across the finish line. 1st - $1000, 2nd - $750 and 3rd - $500. The prize money will be based on participants gun time.
Prizes All Half 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 and will be issued a specific walkers race bib. The walking category is for participants who intend to walk the entire course and compete against other ‘walkers’. If you intend to run even one step on the course please register as a ‘runner’. 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 Presented by ASICS 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.

* Last updated: 13.09.2023, course and start times are subject to change

Course maps

Course summary

Easy running on a mainly flat course, with some undulations to keep it interesting.

The course offers a unique mix of running terrain including smooth hard packed trails and road running.


Course description

Runners start on Speargrass Flat Road, turn right onto Lower Shotover Road, right onto Domain Rd, left onto the Domain Rd trail, then down and along the trail beside the river passing under Old Shotover Bridge before turning left up to meet Old School Rd, then on to 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.

tall scenic lake runners square

Sat, 16 Nov 2024