Event details

Date Saturday 16 November 2024
Entry Fee View Entry Fees here 
Distance 42.2km
Start Time Run: 8:20am* Walk: 8:30am*
Start Line The Avenue, Millbrook Resort
Start Wave See start wave info here
Finish Line Queenstown Recreation Ground
Minimum Age Must be at least 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 following points on course to ensure you make the course closure at 4:00pm. Any competitors reaching this point after the cut off time will not be permitted to continue. 
  • the start of the Lake Hayes Trail (11.65km) by 10:30am
  • corner Speargrass Flat Rd/Slope Hill Rd (19.5km) by 11:58am
  • Aid Station 7 / Spence Rd (26.5km) by 1:12pm
  • Aid Station 9 / Frankton (32km) by 2:13pm
Timing Results Timing results will be provided by age group category. The marathon age (age on race day) group categories are as follows for men and women; 18-19 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 Men and Women runners across the finish line. 1st - $3,000, 2nd - $1,500, 3rd - $750. The prize money will be based on participants gun time.
Prizes All New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty 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 participant's 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 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.

Course description

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, veer left onto Shotover Delta trail, continue riverside to the Delta and then onto the Twin Rivers trail alongside the Kawarau River, then left onto the trail link to the underpass, under Kawarau Bridge/SH6. Proceed on to Bridge St, Boyes Crescent 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 river square

Sat, 16 Nov 2024