Established in 1986, the Gazley Volkswagen Wellington Marathon has been Wellington's favourite footrace for three decades. 

Based at the famous Westpac Stadium, the fast, flat, scenic route around Wellington's spectacular waterfront creates an occasion for all age and ability. You might even win a Volkswagen Polo car or a trip to the New Caledonia Marathon. 

With a Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k and the Kids' Magic Mile, there's something for everyone. More than 5000 runners and walkers can't be wrong. But don't take our word for it. Find out for yourself... Enter Below.

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Entry Info

Race Day 2018

Sunday July 1st

Every Finisher Wins A Medal


Click Here to print & post paper entry form

Early Bird Prize Draws

Entries prior to April 1st go into a draw to win one of three pair of Mizuno shoes.

Group Entries

Need to enter a large group from work, school, gym, family or whatever?... Email Us Here.

Amazing Major Spot Prizes !

All finishers can go into draws for a huge prize pool that includes...

> A Volkswagen Polo car !

> Travel prizes to New Caledonia & Japan !

More Here.

Categories & Prizes

Full Categories and awards, including Teams & Wgtn Champs... Click Here

Entry Fees

Gazley Volkswagen Marathon
Early Entry - until midnight June 11th:
Late Entry - after June 11th:

Shoe Clinic Half Marathon
Early Entry - until midnight June 11th:
Late Entry - after June 11th:

Mizuno 10K
Early Entry - until midnight June 11th:
Late Entry - after June 11th

Kids Magic Mile
Early Entry - to midnight June 11th:
Late Entry - after June 11th: 

Please note the 5k event will not be held in 2018. 





Entry fees are as listed above. Enter before midnight June 11th to get the Early Entry Fee.

Online entries close 12noon on Wednesday 27 June. Entries after this can only be made at Race Pack Pick Up (see right hand column).

Participants under the age of 16 must have parental/guardian consent.


All entrants receive entry confirmation via email. Please fill out your email address carefully.

Withdrawals & Changes

To make a Withdrawal or to Change entry details... Email Us Here.


Withdrawals prior to Midnight, June 11th will receive a refund minus a $10.00 admin fee.

Changes to a lesser distance will receive a refund for the entry fee difference until June 11th.

Withdrawals & Changes after Midnight, June 11th are non-refundable.

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2018 merchandise includes Mizuno Technical T's and Thermatech thermal tops in uni-sex, female and kids fits. Plus Thermatech beanies.

Order When You Enter
To Ensure Availability

T-shirts are collected at Race Pack Pick Up.

Click below to see full images.

Mizuno Technical Tee

Unisex & Female Fit

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Thermatech Kids Technical Tee

Boys & Girls

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Thermatech Unisex Long Sl

Red or Black

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Thermatech Womens Long Sl

Red or Black

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 Thermatech Beanies

in Cobalt, Black, Melon, Aqua, Petrol


Important Info

Race Pack Pick Up

All participants must collect their race pack on Saturday June 30th at Gazley Volkswagen on Kent Tce in Wellington City... More Info Here.

Race Day Info

All participants must read all info, safety notes and rules prior to race day... Click Here.

Accommodation Deals

CQ Hotels is our official host. They have great deals for participants, including room rates, pre-race pasta dinner & breakfast, free race day bus & late check outs. Even better, they're keen runners like us... More Here.

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Be A Heart Racer

The NZ Heart Foundation are our official charity. Last year the event raised more than $15,000. To become a Heart Racer & help NZ heart health via education, research & rehab... Click Here.


Join A Pace Team

In conjunction with Runner's World Magazine and Wellington Scottish Athletic Club, half marathon participants have the opportunity to achieve a time goal by joining a Pace Team led by experienced runners.

Time goals for Pace Teams are listed below. Pace leaders have a flag with their time on it.

At Race Pack Pick Up you can also pick up a Pace Band to help you pace yourself.

On race day, Pace Teams will assemble by the Heart Foundation stand inside Westpac Stadium from 8:00am, and within their respective time zones on the start line. 

Pace Team Goals
1hr 30min / 1hr 40min / 1hr 45min
1hr 50min / 2hr 00min / 2hrs 10min / 2hrs 15min

Elite Support

As a service to competitive running in NZ, we operate an elite support program for the Full Marathon and Half Marathon.

Athletes who have met the following standards may apply for support, which depending on the athletes current form, will vary from travel and accommodation to free entry.

To apply for elite support Click Here & fill in the email form, listing PB's & recent results.

Elite Support Standards
Full Marathon: Men – sub 2hrs 30min
Women – sub 3hrs
Half Marathon: Men – sub 1hr 10min
Women – sub 1hr 20min

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