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?

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NZ Sotheby's International Realty Queenstown Marathon
19 November 2022

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.

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NZ Sotheby's International Realty Hawke's Bay Marathon
20 May 2023

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.

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Runaway Noosa Marathon
28 May 2022

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.

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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.


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Runaway MVPs

Diana Adams Robert Holubicki Pam Peldan
John Adams Charrissa Keenan Debbie Te Awhe
Kath Bakker Dominique Le Maitre Mel Verheijen
Peter Bakker James Lester Jes Wood
Fiona Barnett Lesley Macaskill Serena Woolridge
Brendan Brown William Mceachen Peter Zienau
Jodi Brown Leon Milts  Brenton Zwarts
Christine Clark Heather Mikitis Jedda Schutz 
Emma Davies Michelle Milts Robyn Graves
Craig Debenham Carol Morrison Renee Halliday
Jo Durkin Michael Nightingale Billy Holmes
Kate Hambly Wendy Pearce  Sue McNulty
Elisabeth Mills Leon Mills Michael Peldan
Pam Peldan Brigid Quinn Rachael Rickard
Pip White    


* If you think we’ve missed your name or you’ve changed email address over the years, please click here to let us know.

Sat, 28 May 2022