Welcome to the Runaway Marathon Series
We’ve hand-picked the most stunning destinations in New Zealand and Australia for you to run and holiday in with friends. With all events taking place on a Saturday, you have plenty of time to explore and experience each destination! You can choose from a range of distances to suit any ability or appetite. Don’t just do one. Do them all in the series.
Where will you runaway to next?
Air New Zealand Queenstown International Marathon
16 November 2019
Welcome to the World’s Most Beautiful Marathon. Set between the backdrop of the world-renowned Crown and Remarkable mountain ranges, and taking in the best highlights of the Queenstown Lakes region on hard packed cycle trails, this is truly a flat out beautiful course.
Air New Zealand Hawkes Bay Marathon
16 May 2020
Take in the best highlights of the region, with flat easy running through local cycle trails, quiet country roads and pass vineyards and orchards - all finishing at the impressive Elephant Hill Estate & Winery where you can celebrate your efforts in style at the food & wine festival.
Runaway Noosa Marathon
23 May 2020
Escape to world famous Noosa for the all new Runaway Noosa Marathon and a weekend filled with sunshine and good times. With a flat, fast and friendly multi-lap course set in the heart of Noosa township and multi distances to choose from, it’s easy to find your happy running place right here.
Become a Runaway MVP
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.
Who doesn’t love having new shiny bling to show off to friends?
How MVP works?
Enter & complete all three Runaway Marathon events in any order, any distance and at any time (in one year or across multiple years) and you will receive the Runaway MVP status and medal. This will be awarded at the finish line of your third and final Runaway event.* Your name will also be listed as a Runaway MVP on all our Runaway Marathon websites.
*Note for Runaway Noosa Marathon 2019, the medals are still in production and will be posted in October 2019 to athletes that have completed their third Runaway event at our 2019 event.