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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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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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
14 May 2022

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

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