The Wellington Marathon

Established in 1986, the Wellington Marathon has been Wellington's favourite footrace for 35 years. 

Based at the famous Sky Stadium, the fast, flat, scenic route around Wellington's spectacular waterfront creates an occasion for all age and ability.

With a Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k and the Kids' Magic Mile, there's something for everyone. 4000 runners and walkers can't all be wrong. But don't take our word for it. Find out for yourself... Enter Now.

Our History - Click Here.

About Us

The Wellington Marathon is organised by MDJ Media & Events Ltd, a family-owned business managed by Michael Jacques. As a participant, coach, journalist and organiser, Michael; has been an endurance sport enthusiast for more than 40 years. Other events we organise include the Crazyman multisport event, the Karapoti Classic mountain bike event, the Porirua Grand Traverse multisport event and the Christchurch Marathon.

MDJ Media & Events Ltd
Mail:   P.O. Box 13793, Johnsonville, Wellington 6440, NZ.
Phone:   64 275 244 821
Email:   Click Here.

Run 4 Charity

Show Your Big Heart

The Heart Foundation has been the Wellington Marathon's official charity partner for more than 15 years, raising more than $100,000 for heart health in that time.

Make your support go further by showing your big heart and raising life-saving funds to fight New Zealand's single biggest killer - heart disease.

It’s quick and easy to get started. Simply enter the event and then create your fundraising page.

Volunteers Please

If you can't race but want to be part of the Wellington Marathon, consider becoming a volunteer. We need helpers as per the following:

Race Pack Pick Up - Sat 18th June:  
Gazley Volkswagen, Kent Terrace, Wgtn City.
Variety of roles from retail-type serving to basic admin and basic computer inputting.

Race Day - Sun 19th June:
Sky Stadium, Waterloo Quay, Wgtn City.
Variety of roles from marshaling to retail-type serving to handing out medals and drinks.

Click Here To Volunteer

Race Day - Road Controls

For roading, resident & business queries contact: Daryl Bloomfield - 021 662 373.

All road users / residents / cyclists should be aware that there are road closures in place for the Gazley Volkswagen Marathon this Sunday. Please have respect for the 4000 runners and walkers on course. If you normally cycle in this area on Sunday, please can you look at an alternative cycle route for this Sunday (or ride later).

The Closed Roads are:
Oriental Bay & Evans Bay Parade (full length of both) - between 6am and 1pm.
Shelly Bay Road & Massey Road - (from Burnham Wharf to Scorching Bay) - between 7am and 12 noon.

Much appreciated and thank you from the Wellington Marathon Organisers

For Summary Of All Road Controls... Click Here.