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Race Day 2024...

The 37th Gazley Volkswagen Wellington Marathon will be held on Sunday 23rd June. Every finisher wins a medal... Enter Here Now.


New Caledonia Marathon Prize Update...

With the civil unrest in New Caledonia right now, our major spot prize of a trip to August's New Caledonia Marathon is uncertain. We'll provide an update prior to race day as to the status of this prize.

Win A Trip To New Caledonia...!

In 2024 every finisher in the marathon, half marathon and 10k can go into a draw to win a trip for two to the 2024 New Caledonia Marathon... More Here.


Welcome to Sparkle Fitness...

The Wellington Marathon is delighted to welcome coach Sierra Ryland from Sparkle Fitness on board! Sierra is a Wellington based running, and strength and conditioning coach with a special interest in women's fitness, particularly postpartum. As well as targeted. personalised coaching she holds weekly group runs and offers tips for all level of runners on her blog... More Here


Japanese Exchange Turns 30...

For the first time since covid, we are resurrecting our marathon exchange with Wellington's sister city of Sakai in Japan. Japanese runner, Shizuku Tanaka, will be representing Sakai in the 2024 Gazley Volkswagen Marathon. She was the first Sakai finisher at the 2023 Senshu Marathon in 3hrs 08min 59secs for sixth place so is expected to be a contender in the Capital... Sakai Sister City Info Here.


Gazley VW Are Back...

It's great to have Gazley Volkswagen back as our principal sponsor in 2024. This will be their eighth year, including two years staying right behind us during the 2020/21 covid cancellations via their Support Local Project. To find out more about Gazley Volkswagen... Click Here


Check Out 2024 Merch...

Our official event merchandise for 2024 can be seen now on the entry info page... Click Here.


Show Your Big Heart...

Make your goal go further by raising life-saving funds to fight New Zealand's single biggest killer - heart disease. It’s quick and easy to get started. Simply create your fundraising page and spread the word... Click Here.


Best Dressed Award...

We have a special prize for the best dressed man and woman. But be warned, the standard is high with past years featuring everything from Elvis to airplanes, giant running shoes & super heroes... More Category Info Here.


Get A Team Together...

Grab your friends, workmates or family to enter a team. The half marathon & 10k have team categories for schools, workplaces, walkers, women & running clubs; just fill in team details during your entry process. Groups of 10+ can even nab a discount... More Here.


Course Update...

Last year's Full Marathon alt after the Shelly Bay fire proved so popular that we're sticking with it! So, the Full Marathon is now two laps of the half marathon. However, after feedback we will be reverting to the traditional Full Marathon start times...
Course Info Here.
Race Day Info & Start Times Here.

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