NEWS FLASH: 16th September 2017 – We’re excited to soon announce a fantastic new event location in Wanaka together with next years new autumn date with online registrations available in October 2017… 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!