We love to run and we love to enjoy ourselves doing it. So we've hand-picked some of the most amazing destinations in New Zealand and Australia and created the Runaway Marathon Series. Places where the natural beauty, world class running trails, local hospitality and food and wine options make for so much more than just another running event.
Distances range from full marathon, half, 10km and kids run options. All courses are runner friendly flat to rolling countryside, with as little tarmac and as much easy trail running as we can find. Race days are always Saturday leaving you plenty of time to explore and immerse!
Enjoy. Right from when we started with our first event, the sell-out Queenstown International Marathon our philosophy has been about putting the athlete first. Where everyone can feel welcome and looked after, not just the front runners. We have a passion for making every runner's experience one we hope they will always remember.
What is better than experiencing one of our Runaway Series events? Experiencing all three. And once you do, you will become one of our Most Valuable Players ‘aka’ a Runaway MVP. It’s super simple, all you need to do is complete all three events in the Runaway Marathon Series and you will be rewarded with the very shiny new Runaway MVP medal, recognising all the stunning Runaway destinations you have run and holidayed in.