Cigna New 10km Sponsor

18 December 2017

Cigna New 10km Sponsor

We are excited to welcome Cigna to our family of amazing sponsors, as the title sponsor for the 10km at both our Air New Zealand Hawke's Bay and Queenstown International Marathons. 

“Cigna is dedicated to helping its customers improve their health and wellbeing, and today’s announcement expands our commitment across New Zealand,” Cigna Chief Executive Lance Walker says.

“We are committed to supporting our communities by encouraging everyone to get out and get active. The 10km distance is achievable for most people whether walking or running, and what better motivation than these amazing destination events. Cigna will bring its passion for health and wellbeing to all participants, including fun activities for families at the start and finish lines.”

The Air New Zealand Hawke’s Bay International Marathon is on Saturday, 12 May and Air New Zealand Queenstown International Marathon is on Saturday 17 November, with both incorporating 42km marathon, 21km half marathon, 10km and 3km kids run options.

IRONMAN Oceania delivers both events into the Hawke’s Bay and Central Otago communities, and New Zealand Regional Director Chris Randle is delighted to have Cigna on board from 2018.

“The best kind of sponsor is a sponsor that lives and breathes the values of the event and of the organisers, and Cigna certainly does that. They are in the business of looking after the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders, and have a long history of providing a great service to hundreds of thousands of Kiwis. We look forward to working closely with Cigna on two wonderful events that also have the ability to impact on people’s lives in a hugely positive way.“

The 10km distance is one of the fastest growing race options, with the 10km event selling out at this year’s Queenstown event.

“The Cigna 10km option appeals to a wide range of people, of all ages, abilities and levels of fun,” Randle says. “It is a great way for families to be involved on the day, or for family and friends to gather a group together for a fun weekend away, sharing great times and fun in training and then on race day. We are also noticing a trend towards dressing up for the 10km, with plenty of colour, a few superhero’s and fancy dress, it really is a popular race option and will continue to grow.”

About Cigna New Zealand

Cigna Life Insurance New Zealand Ltd is the place that New Zealanders go to for their health, wellness and sense of security solutions. Cigna has had New Zealander’s backs for nearly a century, and with in-depth local consumer and industry knowledge protects more than 350,000 New Zealanders with insurance policies. Our products and services include life, funeral, income protection, trauma, accidental death, cancer cover, travel and bill protection insurance. We also make our products available to partner companies to retail in their own names. Cigna New Zealand is part of Cigna Corporation, a Fortune 500 company and has an A- (Excellent) financial strength rating which was given by A.M Best Company Inc. Visit for more information and links to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Cigna
Cigna Corporation (NYSE: CI) is a global health service company dedicated to helping people improve their health, well-being and sense of security. All products and services are provided exclusively by or through operating subsidiaries of Cigna Corporation, including Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company, Life Insurance Company of North America and Cigna Life Insurance Company of New York. Such products and services include an integrated suite of health services, such as medical, dental, behavioural health, pharmacy, vision, supplemental benefits, and other related products including group life, accident and disability insurance. Cigna maintains sales capability in 30 countries and jurisdictions, and has more than 89 million customer relationships throughout the world. To learn more about Cigna®, including links to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, visit