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.

Take a long weekend so 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.

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NZ Sotheby's International Realty Queenstown Marathon
16 November 2024

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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HOKA Runaway Sydney Half Marathon
4 May 2025

For a few amazing hours in perfect Autumn running conditions, the best of Sydney’s city streets are yours to enjoy. None of the big city hustle and bustle, just wide-open city streets, stunning views and the buzz of Australia’s biggest half-marathon all around you. The Runaway Sydney Half Marathon is a truly unique city running experience through the beating heart of Sydney CBD. Come run the city in 2025!

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Where will you Runaway to next?

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NZ Sotheby's International Realty Hawke's Bay Marathon
17 May 2025

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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ASICS Runaway Noosa Marathon
24 May 2025

Escape to world famous Noosa for the ASICS 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 four! 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 four 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 four 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 fourth and final Runaway event.* Your name will also be listed as a Runaway MVP on all our Runaway Marathon websites.

Runaway MVPs

Congratulations to those who have completed the Runaway MVP 3-Race Status! (Runaway Noosa Marathon, Hawke's Bay Marathon, Queenstown Marathon)

>Andrea Adams Annalisa Devitt Milan Jasarevic Carol Morrison Craig Sims
John Adams Shane Devitt Adele Jefferies Hannah Mortimer Nikos Skepetaris
Rob Aikman Birgit Dijkstra Michael Jenkinson Sharyn Murphy Kirsty Skidmore
Carmen Aitken Annette Docking Antoinette Jessop-Jakicevich Patricia Murphy-Dally Adrienne Smith
Cornell Allen Jocelyn Doevendans Gerald Joe Carrie Nammuni Chris Smith
Helen Andrews Ellen Dumper Gretchen Joe Anantha Narayanan Gareth Smith
Renee Angus Brian Dunbar Bruce Johnston Sonna Narayanan Cain Soole
Fleur Annan Natasha Dunbier Jackie Jones Charlotte Nasey Sophie Sowman
Jayden Austin Heidi Dunlop Joce Jones Sarah Newall Tony Spelman
Dani Bacon Jo Durkin Phillip Jones Daniel Nicholas Melissa Spicer
Jane Bailey Rebecca Edgecombe Karen Jones-Gudmunson Samantha Nield Alison Spriggs
Greg Baillie Alice Elgar Corey Julian Michael Nightingale Tessa Sprosen
Sam Bain Gill Elgar Jason Kapa May Ning Emily Stannard
Kath Bakker Katy Elgar Joanna Kapa Jacinda Nisbet Bryan Staunton
Peter Bakker Heather Elliott Charrissa Keenan Paul Noonan Heather Steevens
Fiona Barnett Daniel Erard Carmen Keene Christine Norton Ingrid Stewart
Emma Barrett Marcel Erasmus Kim Kelly Astrid Nunns Patricia Stichbury
Alana Barron Michelle Felton Kerri Keogh Sue O'Donnell Tyler Stoehr
Sophie Bartleet Martin Fey Andrew Kidd Elizabeth O'Neil Christine Stowell-Collett
Phoebe Bates Dominic Finlay Carolyn King Kath O'Reilly Estrella Supas-Milne
Pauline Beattie Stacey Fisher Michelle King Tom Pahetogia Chris Sutton
Nadine Bell Leah Fitzgerald Heidi Kingston Megan Palmer Reuben Sweeney
Andy Bell Lucy Fleming Dan Kinloch Shannon Palmer Tracy Symon
Leanne Berkahn Keith Flockhart Nici Kinloch Pamela Parker Monica Tate
Christopher Berry Samantha Ford Andrew Kotlar Joe Payton Natalie Tawhai
Hamish Blampied Simon Fordyce Kaleb Krause Wendy Pearce Hayley Tawhiti
Lara Blomfield Alastair Foster Michelle Kunde Laura Pedofsky Anthony Taylor
Kelly Bloore Wendy Foulds Brian Kwok Pam Peldan Kris Taylor
Nicky Bold Kari Fowler Carol Lahood Anna Pepper Laura Taylor
Naomi Bondarenko Fiona Fox Willis Lam Claire Percy Debbie Te
Raewyn Bowe Jade Francis Timothy Langenbacher David Perez Craig Thomas
Marty Bowen Chris Fraser Alexander Larsen Darren Pettersson Rebecca Thomas
Isabell Brinsley-Pirie Ewan Fraser Carolyn Last Jessica Pettersson Rhys Thomas
John Brinsley-Pirie Anne Fredricsen Claire Latham Cibin Philip Shirley Thompson
Pip Broadbridge Michelle French Peter Laws Marie Phillips Rebecca Thurston
Brendan Brown Ros Frost Dominique Le Sarah Pickersgill Joanne Tickner
Gavin Brown Isaac Fruen Karen Leadley Ihaka Pink Sheryl Tier
Jodi Brown Emily Fyfe Kathryn Lee Aaron Piper Graeme Tindall
Maryann Brown Hayden Gage-Dixon Ken Leitch Geraldine Piper Tsz Ting
Mel Burrowes Raju Ganda Graeme Lemin Cindy Plant Arbe Tiongson
Geoff Burrows Justin Gasper Bronwyn Leschke Michael Plant Peter Tizard
Tasha Burton Ben Gatting James Lester Jared Plumridge Chris Todd
Joanna Byers Paul Gee Nathan Li Megan Plumridge Kirsten Todd
Kim Byrne Tim Gibbs Mark Liu Peter Pointon Glenys Travers
Jan Cadwallender Bronwyn Gilchrist Ricky Liu Jeffrey Portelli Simon Tremain
Jill Callon Robert Gilder Chloe Lovell-Shannon Aaron Queree Maria Trepakova
Jesse Campbell David Goddard David Luk Brigid Quinn Letitia Tunmore
Marie Cannon Fraser Gough Mary Lyncel Natalie Radley Chad Turei
Hilary Capon Moragh Graham Haoting Ma Rayan Ramjiawan Matthew Vaux
Sharlene Carlyle Louise Gray Lesley Macaskill Judy Randall Karan Venter
Mark Carryer Charlotte Graydon Sam Macdonald Georgia Reanney Wendy Venter
Norman Chan Phillip Grayson Lyn Mackay Rachel Rees Mel Verheijen
Emma Chegwyn Paul Green Angela Mackie Michael Reid Manahi Waikai
Helena Chesworth Renee Halliday Daniel Madley Emma Reilly Angela Wallace
Jovina Chia Helen Hall-King Anna Magdalinos Angela Remnant Chris Wallace
Ketina Chivasa Kate Hambly Ashley Maher Vicki Remnant Alice Walsh
Christine Clark Stuart Hanger Dianne Mannington Tracy Rhodes Craig Walton
Helen Clarke Ngaire Hanning Aaron Mathieson Barbara Richards Louise Ward
Joanne Coates Helen Harcombe Linda Matters Rachael Rickard Dave Wasley
Claudia Coe Melanie Harding Jennifer Mattlin Jeanette Riddle Christine Waters
Kim Coles Angela Hare Sue Maynard Susan Rigby Andrea Watson
Tony Coles Billie-Lee Haresnape Bradley Mccann Mary Rogerson Bradyn Watson
Emma Collett Martin Harrap Merilyn Mccann Kate Rose Gilbert Watson
Alan Collett Lisa Harrington Dominique Mccartney Andrew Rowe Natalie Watson
Nathan Collier Wendy Harris Lara Mccormick Norm Rusk Nicola Whalley
Rosamond Connelly Lisa Hartnett William Mceachen Anne Russell Emma White
Tony Coombe Rachael Hastings Margie Mcmahon Camilla Ryan Pip White
Sean Cooper Brett Hawthorne Carly Mcmillan Todd Ryan Rosemarie White
Jen Corkran Andrew Hay Susan Mcnulty Tom Saddington Michael Whitley
Sandra Cornelius Sandra Haynes Will Mctavish Anthony Salisbury Logan Wiffen
Kate Coughlan Laurika Hazelhurst Anna Mellsop Marton Salisbury Lucy Wilkinson
Miles Coverdale Alice Hengst Tim Mellsop Paul Schrader Rick Williamson
Janna Cowley Ross Henry Holly Melrose Noel Schroder Elaine Wilson
Chante Crasborn Allmi Heydenrych Justine Mercer-Moore Sina Schulze Laurie Wilson
Christo Creffier Matt Hickey Anna Methven Jedda Schutz Val Wilson
Jo Crequer Kellie Higgins Cindy Middlebrough Cherie Sciascia Robyn Wolfsbauer
Melissa Crompton Donna Holder Hayden Mikkelsen Richard Scott Hazel Wong
Helen Crook Fraser Holland Cindy Miller Georgina Selby Jes Wood
Kirsten Crooke Billy Holmes Abbie Millikan Maxim Seliverstov Duane Woodbury
Jessica Cross Robert Holubicki Elisabeth Mills Patrick Sellars Bernice Woodbury
Laura Crossan Diana Hood Leon Milts Sally Shaw Serena Wooldridge
Trish Crowley Jennifer Hope Ashleigh Misiloi Andrew Shearer Alice Wright
Julie Cummins Camilla Hope-Simcock Soane Misiloi Nicola Sheather Ben Youdan
Angela Cunningham Timothy Horton Julie Mitchell Paul Sheather Laurence Young
Jeanette Davidson Jane Hume Sophie Mitchell Sophie Sheild-Barrett Peter Zienau
Emma Davies Luke Hutchinson Sam Molineaux Karen Shepherd Brenton Zwarts
Lois Dawson-Mikaere Peter Jakicevich Kellie Moody Elissar Shumane  
Craig Debenham Murray James Erin Moore Michael Simons  
Sally Debenham Jenni Jamieson Simon Moore Krista Simpson  
Aimee Denbee Maxe Janssen Don Morris Chris Sims  

 

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

Congratulations to those who have completed the Runaway MVP 4-Race Status! (Runaway Noosa Marathon, Hawke's Bay Marathon, Queenstown Marathon, Runaway Sydney Half Marathon)

>Alejandro Baez Rebecca Edgecombe Milan Jasarevic Fiona Nash Sophie Sullivan
Margaret Bassett Therri Ellison Michelle King Christine Norton John Thacker
Carly Batemen Kari Fowler Amanda Kinnaird Elizabeth O'Neil Craig  Thomas
Phil Batemen Chris Fraser Peter Laws Kath O'Reilly Graeme Tindall
Kim Burn Michelle French Graeme Lemin Tom Pahetogia Arbe Tiongson
Tim Buskens Paul Green Glenn Lockwood David Perez Kelly Travers
Kim Byrne  Martin Harrap Katherine Lowe Cindy Plant Chad Turei
Kristina Cherry Ross Henry Bradley Mccann Michael Plant Jeff Vandersandelacoste
Simone Clucas Werner Hettasch Merilyn Mccann Peter Pointon Andrea Watson
Mike Cooper Kathryn Hibbert Hayden Mikkelsen Todd Ryan Jessica Wong
Samantha Croxall Tracy Hickman Michelle Milts James Scott Bernice Woodbury
Shane Devitt Nikita Higgins Leon Milts Awhina Signorelli Duane Woodbury
Annalisa Devitt Tim  Horton Suallyn Mitchelmore Peter Signorelli  
Maryanne Doherty Floss Huston Kellie Moody Gareth Smith  
Will Doherty Jenni Jamieson Ian Morton Alison Spriggs  

 

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

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Runaway MVP FAQs

Enter & complete all four 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 fourth and final Runaway event. The four Runaway Marathon Series events are:

  • New Zealand Sotheby's International Realty Hawke's Bay Marathon
  • HOKA Runaway Sydney Half Marathon
  • Runaway Noosa Marathon
  • New Zealand Sotheby's International Realty Queenstown Marathon

Once Runaway MVP status is achieved,  benefits include: ​

  • Runaway MVP medal awarded at the finish line on completion ​of fourth event
  • Name on the Runaway website​
  • Free engraving on Runaway MVP medal 
  • Priority entry to future Runaway Events (where applicable)​
  • Access to MVP only queuing line at Athlete Check-In​
  • MVP recognition printed on race bib

No. If you have already completed the three existing Runaway Marathon events and are a Runaway MVP, you will remain a Runaway MVP! If you would like to complete Runaway Sydney Half Marathon and receive the new updated 4-race MVP medal, with the inclusion of Sydney, we would love to have you!

Runners who are chasing the current 3-race Runaway MVP will have until the end of August 2023 to attain their 3-race MVP status (i.e. upon completion of Hawkes Bay Marathon and Runaway Noosa Marathon 2023). After these events in May and August 2023, the new 4-race MVP will be brought in. Anyone chasing the new 4-race MVP will be able to attain the new 4-race MVP status from HOKA Runaway Sydney Half Marathon taking place in May 2023 onwards.

Runaway MVP FAQs

How do I become a Runaway MVP?

Enter & complete all four 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 fourth and final Runaway event. The four Runaway Marathon Series events are:

  • New Zealand Sotheby's International Realty Hawke's Bay Marathon
  • HOKA Runaway Sydney Half Marathon
  • Runaway Noosa Marathon
  • New Zealand Sotheby's International Realty Queenstown Marathon

What are the benefits of becoming a Runaway MVP?

Once Runaway MVP status is achieved,  benefits include: ​

  • Runaway MVP medal awarded at the finish line on completion ​of fourth event
  • Name on the Runaway website​
  • Free engraving on Runaway MVP medal 
  • Priority entry to future Runaway Events (where applicable)​
  • Access to MVP only queuing line at Athlete Check-In​
  • MVP recognition printed on race bib
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