Category & Award Info


Every Finisher Wins
A 35th Anniversary Medal !


Win A Running Trip !

As one of only a few countries that can embrace events right now, we're giving away two trips to awesome Kiwi events at this year's Gazley Volkswagen Wellington Marathon. Every finisher in the marathon, half marathon and 10k can go into a draw to win a trip to the 2022 Christchurch Marathon & 2022 Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon. All you have to do is enter for Wellington and be at our prize giving!

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Best Dressed Finisher!

This year we have a special prize for the best fancy dress. But be warned; the standard is already pretty high. We regularly see heart racers, ambulances, bananas, pigs, chickens, dogs, Elvis and more. In 2017 we even had a Guinness World Record for the fastest marathon dressed as an aeroplane!

All you have to do is get your gear on, get a photo of yourself at the race, then email the photo to us within 48hrs of race day. We'll post the winner to our Facebook page... That lucky winner gets a new pair of running shoes from the Shoe Clinic... Go on. You know you want to!

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Winner Exchange with Japan's Senshu Marathon!

Please Note:
Due to Covid-19 the Japanese Marathon exchange prize is not happening in 2021.

The first Wellington woman to finish our Full Marathon will win a trip to Japan's Senshu Marathon. This prize has been created by the sister city associations of Wellington and Sakai, and in February's Senshu Marathon the first Sakai woman wins a trip to the Wellington Marathon. The prize alternates annually between male and female winners. In 2018 Sakai's Miyuki Usui won the Senshu prize and then won the Wellington Marathon, while Ingrid Cree finished second and first Wellington woman but then won the Senshu Marathon! 

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Results

Provisional results will be posted inside Sky Stadium on the main concourse opposite Aisle 14, from approx 10:30am.

All results on race day, including the prize giving, are provisional only.

Results can be viewed live online on race day... Click Here.


Individual Categories

There are a wide range of age-based categories in every event. But all entrants are also eligible for the Open/Overall awards in their event.

Age categories is set via your age on race day. Type date of birth correctly.


Team Categories

The Half Marathon and 10K events also have the following team categories:

Open Teams, Womens Teams, Corporate Teams, School Teams & Walk Teams.

Teams must consist of four or more entrants.

The first four team members across the line count toward team results via their combined times.

There is no additional charge for entering a team.

If entering a team you must complete the team details on the entry form.

Open Teams can be made up of any individuals.

Women's Teams must be female only.

Corporate Teams must be made up of employees of the same work place.

School Teams must be students and/or teachers from the same school.

Walk Teams must all enter as walkers & must only walk the event. 


Main Prize Giving

When:   1:30pm
Where:  at Sky Stadium Members Gallery
(Access through the Pavilion Bar and up escalator)
Beverages and light snacks will be available from 11:30pm.


Kids' Magic Mile Prize Giving

When:   11:00am
Where:  at Sky Stadium Members Gallery
(Access through the Pavilion Bar and up escalator).


Merit Prizes

Merit Prizes categories are as listed alongside the categories in the left hand column. In all cases, there must be five entries in a category for merit prizes to be awarded.

Prize winners receive medals and product. Prize money is also available in the Marathon and Half Marathon (see below).

Teams categories must have four or more entries per team. Team placings are calculated by the combined time of the fastest four team members.

The Kids Magic Mile will also have merit awards for the fastest boy & girl in two year age categories, as per the left hand column. Every Kid's Magic Mile finisher receives a finishing medal.

NB: Merit prizes and medals not collected at the prize giving will be sent out.  


Prize Money

Full Marathon Run
In the Full Marathon Run overall placegetters will be awarded prize money as per the following:

Overall Men:       1st - $1000, 2nd - $600, 3rd - $300
Overall Women:  1st - $1000, 2nd - $600, 3rd - $300

In addition to this, a $1000 cash bonus will be awarded if the overall winners break the following Full Marathon course records:

Overall Men:       2hrs 22min 43secs (Dan Lowry, USA, 2017)
Overall Women:  2hrs 48min 36secs (Alice Mason, Cambridge, 2017)

Half Marathon Run
In the Half Marathon Run overall placegetters will be awarded prize money as per the following:

Overall Men:       1st - $1000, 2nd - $600, 3rd - $300
Overall Women:  1st - $1000, 2nd - $600, 3rd - $300

In addition to this, a $1000 cash bonus will be awarded to the overall winners if they break the following Half Marathon course records:

Overall Men:       1hr 06min 24secs (Kip Kemei, Kenya, 2012)
Overall Women:  1hr 17min 40secs (Ruby Muir, Hawke's Bay, 2017)


Wgtn Half Marathon Championship

In 2021 our Half Marathon event also hosts the official Athletics Wellington Half Marathon Championship. 

Only participants registered with an Athletics Wellington club are eligible for these awards. To be eligible you must fill out your club name and ANZ registration number on the entry form, and compete in club uniform.

The Wellington Championship will award medals for 1st, 2nd, 3rd in Open Men, Open Women, Masters Men 35-44yrs, Masters Women 35-44yrs, Masters Men 50+yrs, Masters Women 50+yrs. These will be presented on stage.

Championship results will be posted on race day, but are provisional.


Spot Prizes

Minor Spot Prizes - Vouchers for minor spot prizes will be awarded at random as competitors cross the finish line. These vouchers can be redeemed for the prize at the Information Booth at Aisle 18 inside Westpac Stadium.

Major Spot Prizes - These are awarded at the prize giving. They include loads of product from Mizuno, Shoe Clinic and Thermatech, and a kids mountain bike (for the Kids Magic Mile). Finishers become eligible for the major spot prizes by placing the tear-off tag on their race number in a box as they enter the prize giving. Names are then drawn at random during the prize giving. To claim a major spot prize, the person must be at the prize giving.


Categories


Gazley Volkswagen Marathon Run

Category Prizes Awarded
Men Overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd On Stage
Women Overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd On Stage
Men 40-49yrs 1st, 2nd, 3rd Not On Stage
Women 40-49yrs 1st, 2nd, 3rd Not On Stage
Men 50-59yrs 1st, 2nd, 3rd Not On Stage
Women 50-59yrs 1st, 2nd, 3rd Not On Stage
Men 60-69yrs 1st, 2nd, 3rd Not On Stage
Women 60-69yrs 1st, 2nd, 3rd Not On Stage
Men 70+yrs 1st, 2nd, 3rd Not On Stage
Women 70+yrs 1st, 2nd, 3rd Not On Stage

 

Gazley Volkwagen Marathon Walk

Category Prizes Awarded
Men Overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd On Stage
Women Overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd On Stage

 

Shoe Clinic Half Marathon Run

Category Prizes Awarded
Men Overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd On Stage
Women Overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd On Stage
Men u/20yrs 1st, 2nd, 3rd Not On Stage
Women u/20yrs 1st, 2nd, 3rd Not On Stage
Men 40-49yrs 1st, 2nd, 3rd Not On Stage
Women 40-49yrs 1st, 2nd, 3rd Not On Stage
Men 50-59yrs 1st, 2nd, 3rd Not On Stage
Women 50-59yrs 1st, 2nd, 3rd Not On Stage
Men 60-69yrs 1st, 2nd, 3rd Not On Stage
Women 60-69yrs 1st, 2nd, 3rd Not On Stage
Men 70+yrs 1st, 2nd, 3rd Not On Stage
Women 70+yrs 1st, 2nd, 3rd Not On Stage

 

Shoe Clinic Half Marathon Walk

Category Prizes Awarded
Men Overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd On Stage
Women Overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd On Stage
Men u/20yrs 1st Not On Stage
Women u/20yrs 1st Not On Stage
Men 40-49yrs 1st Not On Stage
Women 40-49yrs 1st Not On Stage
Men 50-59yrs 1st Not On Stage
Women 50-59yrs 1st Not On Stage
Men 60-69yrs 1st Not On Stage
Women 60-69yrs 1st Not On Stage
Men 70+yrs 1st Not On Stage
Women 70+yrs 1st Not On Stage

 

Half Marathon Teams

Category Prizes Awarded
Open Teams 1st On Stage
Womens Teams 1st On Stage
Corporate Teams 1st On Stage
School Teams 1st On Stage
Walk Teams 1st On Stage

 

Mizuno 10K Run

Category Prizes Awarded
Men Overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd On Stage
Women Overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd On Stage

 

Mizuno 10K Walk

Category Prizes Awarded
Men Overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd On Stage
Women Overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd On Stage

 

10K Teams

Category Prizes Awarded
Open Teams 1st On Stage
Womens Teams 1st On Stage
Corporate Teams 1st On Stage
School Teams 1st On Stage
Walk Teams 1st On Stage

 

The Hits Kids Magic Mile

Category Prizes Awarded
Boys 5-6yrs 1st On Stage
Girls 5-6yrs 1st On Stage
Boys 7-8yrs 1st On Stage
Girls 7-8yrs 1st On Stage
Boys 9-10yrs 1st On Stage
Girls 9-10yrs 1st On Stage
Boys 11-12yrs 1st On Stage
Girls 11-12yrs 1st On Stage

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