Based at Wellington's iconic Sky Stadium, our flat, fast and spectator friendly course takes you on a scenic tour of our harbour bays and quintessentially Capital landmarks such as the Railway Station, Michael Fowler Centre, Te Papa, Oriental Parade, Scorching Bay and Queens Wharf. The only hill is the ramp into Sky Stadium, so Wellington is where you wanna be for PB's. And the Full and Half Marathon are certified to IAAF & AIMS standards, so it's the perfect place to qualify for international events such as Boston.
There will be road controls in place on the course... BUT... this does not mean their will be no vehicles on the course. We must cater for traffic movements at major intersections, resident movements, and access for emergency vehicles.
At all times you must watch for traffic and obey marshal and traffic management instruction. Course marshals are in place for direction and safety only. Where traffic is involved, participants must take responsibility for their own decisions and actions.
The Wellington Marathon does not have a cut-off time. The finish line stays open for the final finisher! However, due to road restrictions the road controls close at 1:00pm.
This impacts 21k participants finishing slower 4hrs 15min and 42k participants finishing slower than 6hrs. But it is not an issue as the last 8k of the course has wide footpaths and the last 2.5k is within the wharves. But please be aware, that any participants on-course after 1:00pm will be responsible for their own safety and support.
Spectators cannot drive on the course due to road closures. But they can drive to the following spectators points for the Half & Full Marathon only.
Aid Stations are provided every 3.5 to 4.5 kilometres. They consist of Drinks Tables, First Aid and Toilets.
Aid Stations will be positioned at the following locations, and will be in operation on both the out and back journey:
||10k, 21k, 42k
||3k & 3k to go
||8k & 8k to go
||12k, 19k, 23k, 29k
A personal drinks service will be available for Full Marathon participants only, whereby we will transport your personal drinks to the following Aid Stations:
||12k, 19k, 23k, 29k
As well as at all Aid Stations, participants will find public toilets at the following places on the course:
|Location||Which Races||Approx Distance|
|Sky Stadium||All races||Start/Finish|
|Frank Kitts Pk||10k, 21k, 42k||1.5k, 1.5k to go|
|Oriental Bay||10k, 21k, 42k||3k, 3k to go|
|Balena Bay||21k, 42k||5.5k, 5.5k to go|
|Hataitai Beach||21k, 42k||7k, 7k to go|
|Evans Bay||21k, 42k||8k, 8k to go|
|Shelly Bay Rd||21k, 42k||10k|
|Shelly Bay||42k||12k, 19k, 23k, 29k
|Scorching Bay||42k||15.5k, 26.5k|
|Fergs Kayak||10k, 21k, 42k||1.25k to go|