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.

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Where will you runaway to next?

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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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QTM web

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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HBM web

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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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 MVP's

Diana Adams Craig Debenham Karen Jones-Gudmunson Fiona Nash Michael Whitley
John Adams Aimee Denbee Charrissa Keenan Michael Nightingale Jes Wood
 Alejandro Baez  Jo Durkin  Nici Kinloch  Fiona Parminter Serena Wooldridge
Kath Bakker Leah Fitzgerald Amanda Kinnaird Wendy Pearce Peter Zienau
Peter Bakker Samantha Ford Timothy Langenbacher Michael Peldan Brenton Zwarts
Fiona Barnett Michelle French Alexander Larsen Pam Peldan  
Margaret Bassett Justin Gasper Peter Laws Aaron Piper  
Nicky Bold Paul Gee Dominique Le Maitre Geraldine Piper  
Naomi Bondarenko Tim Gibbs James Lester Brigid Quinn  
Brendan Brown Robyn Graves Glenn Lockwood Rachael Rickard  
Jodi Brown Paul Green Katherine Lowe Todd Ryan  
Tim Buskens Renee Halliday Lesley Macaskill Jedda Schutz  
Joanna Byers Kate Hambly Dianne Mannington Nicola Sheather  
Helena Chesworth Angela  Hare William Mceachen Paul Sheather  
Pauline Chin Lisa Hartnett Margie Mcmahon Dana Signal  
Christine Clark Andrew Hay Sue McNulty Awhina Signorelli  
Simone Clucas Werner Hettasch Holly Melrose Peter Signorelli  
Joanne Coates Tracy Hickman Heather Mikitis Michael Simons  
Mike Cooper Billy Holmes Elisabeth Mills Natalie Smith  
Sean Cooper Robert Holubicki Leon Milts Estrella Supas-Milne  
Janna Cowley Camilla Hope-Simcock Michelle Milts Debbie Te Awhe  
Jo Crequer Floss Huston Suallyn Mitchelmore John Thacker  
Laura Crossan Bruce Johnston Kellie Moody Mel Verheijen  
Emma Davies Phillip Jones Carol Morrison Pip White

* If you think we’ve missed your name or you’ve changed email address over the years, please email us at hawkesbaymarathon@ironman.com

Sat, 20 May 2023