NEWS FLASH: 9th April 2017 – Congratulations to all who took part in this year’s event. Another fantastic day of achievements in paradise. The provisional date is Saturday 7th April 2018 however we are reviewing the annual date for the better of event going forward. Online entries for next year will be available soon and we’ll keep you posted… In the mean time – Keep on Running!

Wanaka Sun Marathon:

The Wanaka Sun Marathon Event is an off road sporting event held in April each year and is a great time to experience the autumn colours that really light up the river and forest trails…

The Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km & 5km events all start at the Albert Town Tavern on the outskirts of Wanaka. All are loop courses and are run over well groomed trails that meander alongside the beautifully scenic Cluther River.

*Marathon Course – there is approx 276m of ascent / descent along the course.

WANAKA – Something for everyone!

Wanaka is known as an adventurer’s playground and subsequently a destination mecca for thousands of Kiwi’s and International visitors each year. Likewise it is for many seeking the opportunity to explore the magnificent countryside on foot and combine a mini break / holiday. The township of Wanaka is surrounded by the spectacular backdrop of the South Island’s Southern Alps.

Activities in the area are endless, whether you are an adventure seeker wanting to hike or bike in the mountains, kayak or jet boating on Lake Wanaka or simply after some peace and relaxation at a local winery or one of the many lakefront cafes – something for everyone!