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.

Take a long weekend so 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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NZ Sotheby's International Realty Queenstown Marathon
18 November 2023

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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HOKA Runaway Sydney Half Marathon
5 May 2024

For a few amazing hours in perfect Autumn running conditions, the best of Sydney’s city streets are yours to enjoy. None of the big city hustle and bustle, just wide-open city streets, stunning views and the buzz of Australia’s biggest half-marathon all around you. The Runaway Sydney Half Marathon is a truly unique city running experience through the beating heart of Sydney CBD. Come run the city in 2024!

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Where will you Runaway to next?

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NZ Sotheby's International Realty Hawke's Bay Marathon
18 May 2024

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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Runaway Noosa Marathon
25 May 2024

Escape to world famous Noosa for the 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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Become a Runaway MVP

What is better than experiencing one of our Runaway Series events? Experiencing all four! 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 four 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 four 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 fourth and final Runaway event.* Your name will also be listed as a Runaway MVP on all our Runaway Marathon websites.

Runaway MVPs

Congratulations to those who have completed the Runaway MVP 3-Race Status! (Runaway Noosa Marathon, Hawke's Bay Marathon, Queenstown Marathon)

Andrea Adams Aimee Denbee Maxe Janssen Don Morris Chris Sims
John Adams Annalisa Devitt Milan Jasarevic Carol Morrison Craig Sims
Rob Aikman Shane Devitt Adele Jefferies Hannah Mortimer Nikos Skepetaris
Carmen Aitken Birgit Dijkstra Michael Jenkinson Sharyn Murphy Kirsty Skidmore
Cornell Allen Annette Docking Antoinette Jessop-Jakicevich Patricia Murphy-Dally Adrienne Smith
Helen Andrews Jocelyn Doevendans Gerald Joe Carrie Nammuni Chris Smith
Renee Angus Ellen Dumper Gretchen Joe Anantha Narayanan Gareth Smith
Fleur Annan Brian Dunbar Bruce Johnston Sonna Narayanan Cain Soole
Jayden Austin Natasha Dunbier Jackie Jones Charlotte Nasey Sophie Sowman
Dani Bacon Heidi Dunlop Joce Jones Sarah Newall Tony Spelman
Jane Bailey Jo Durkin Phillip Jones Daniel Nicholas Melissa Spicer
Greg Baillie Rebecca Edgecombe Karen Jones-Gudmunson Samantha Nield Alison Spriggs
Sam Bain Alice Elgar Corey Julian Michael Nightingale Tessa Sprosen
Kath Bakker Gill Elgar Jason Kapa May Ning Emily Stannard
Peter Bakker Katy Elgar Joanna Kapa Jacinda Nisbet Bryan Staunton
Fiona Barnett Heather Elliott Charrissa Keenan Paul Noonan Heather Steevens
Emma Barrett Daniel Erard Carmen Keene Christine Norton Ingrid Stewart
Alana Barron Marcel Erasmus Kim Kelly Astrid Nunns Patricia Stichbury
Sophie Bartleet Michelle Felton Kerri Keogh Sue O'Donnell Tyler Stoehr
Phoebe Bates Martin Fey Andrew Kidd Elizabeth O'Neil Christine Stowell-Collett
Pauline Beattie Dominic Finlay Carolyn King Kath O'Reilly Estrella Supas-Milne
Nadine Bell Stacey Fisher Michelle King Tom Pahetogia Chris Sutton
Andy Bell Leah Fitzgerald Heidi Kingston Megan Palmer Reuben Sweeney
Leanne Berkahn Lucy Fleming Dan Kinloch Shannon Palmer Tracy Symon
Christopher Berry Keith Flockhart Nici Kinloch Pamela Parker Monica Tate
Hamish Blampied Samantha Ford Andrew Kotlar Joe Payton Natalie Tawhai
Lara Blomfield Simon Fordyce Kaleb Krause Wendy Pearce Hayley Tawhiti
Kelly Bloore Alastair Foster Michelle Kunde Laura Pedofsky Anthony Taylor
Nicky Bold Wendy Foulds Brian Kwok Pam Peldan Kris Taylor
Naomi Bondarenko Kari Fowler Carol Lahood Anna Pepper Laura Taylor
Raewyn Bowe Fiona Fox Willis Lam Claire Percy Debbie Te
Marty Bowen Jade Francis Timothy Langenbacher David Perez Craig Thomas
Isabell Brinsley-Pirie Chris Fraser Alexander Larsen Darren Pettersson Rebecca Thomas
John Brinsley-Pirie Ewan Fraser Carolyn Last Jessica Pettersson Rhys Thomas
Pip Broadbridge Anne Fredricsen Claire Latham Cibin Philip Shirley Thompson
Brendan Brown Michelle French Peter Laws Marie Phillips Rebecca Thurston
Gavin Brown Ros Frost Dominique Le Sarah Pickersgill Joanne Tickner
Jodi Brown Isaac Fruen Karen Leadley Ihaka Pink Sheryl Tier
Maryann Brown Emily Fyfe Kathryn Lee Aaron Piper Graeme Tindall
Mel Burrowes Hayden Gage-Dixon Ken Leitch Geraldine Piper Tsz Ting
Geoff Burrows Raju Ganda Graeme Lemin Cindy Plant Arbe Tiongson
Tasha Burton Justin Gasper Bronwyn Leschke Michael Plant Peter Tizard
Joanna Byers Ben Gatting James Lester Jared Plumridge Chris Todd
Kim Byrne Paul Gee Nathan Li Megan Plumridge Kirsten Todd
Jan Cadwallender Tim Gibbs Mark Liu Peter Pointon Glenys Travers
Jill Callon Bronwyn Gilchrist Ricky Liu Jeffrey Portelli Simon Tremain
Jesse Campbell Robert Gilder Chloe Lovell-Shannon Aaron Queree Maria Trepakova
Marie Cannon David Goddard Mary Lyncel Brigid Quinn Letitia Tunmore
Hilary Capon Fraser Gough Haoting Ma Natalie Radley Chad Turei
Sharlene Carlyle Moragh Graham Lesley Macaskill Rayan Ramjiawan Matthew Vaux
Mark Carryer Louise Gray Sam Macdonald Judy Randall Karan Venter
Norman Chan Charlotte Graydon Lyn Mackay Georgia Reanney Wendy Venter
Emma Chegwyn Phillip Grayson Angela Mackie Rachel Rees Mel Verheijen
Helena Chesworth Paul Green Daniel Madley Michael Reid Manahi Waikai
Jovina Chia Renee Halliday Anna Magdalinos Emma Reilly Angela Wallace
Ketina Chivasa Helen Hall-King Ashley Maher Angela Remnant Chris Wallace
Christine Clark Kate Hambly Dianne Mannington Vicki Remnant Alice Walsh
Helen Clarke Stuart Hanger Aaron Mathieson Tracy Rhodes Craig Walton
Joanne Coates Ngaire Hanning Linda Matters Barbara Richards Louise Ward
Claudia Coe Helen Harcombe Jennifer Mattlin Rachael Rickard Dave Wasley
Kim Coles Melanie Harding Sue Maynard Jeanette Riddle Christine Waters
Tony Coles Angela Hare Bradley Mccann Susan Rigby Andrea Watson
Emma Collett Billie-Lee Haresnape Merilyn Mccann Mary Rogerson Bradyn Watson
Alan Collett Martin Harrap Dominique Mccartney Kate Rose Gilbert Watson
Nathan Collier Lisa Harrington Lara Mccormick Andrew Rowe Natalie Watson
Rosamond Connelly Wendy Harris William Mceachen Norm Rusk Emma White
Tony Coombe Lisa Hartnett Margie Mcmahon Anne Russell Pip White
Sean Cooper Rachael Hastings Carly Mcmillan Camilla Ryan Rosemarie White
Jen Corkran Brett Hawthorne Susan Mcnulty Todd Ryan Michael Whitley
Sandra Cornelius Andrew Hay Will Mctavish Tom Saddington Logan Wiffen
Kate Coughlan Sandra Haynes Anna Mellsop Anthony Salisbury Lucy Wilkinson
Miles Coverdale Laurika Hazelhurst Tim Mellsop Marton Salisbury Rick Williamson
Janna Cowley Alice Hengst Holly Melrose Paul Schrader Elaine Wilson
Chante Crasborn Ross Henry Justine Mercer-Moore Noel Schroder Laurie Wilson
Christo Creffier Allmi Heydenrych Anna Methven Jedda Schutz Val Wilson
Jo Crequer Matt Hickey Cindy Middlebrough Cherie Sciascia Robyn Wolfsbauer
Melissa Crompton Kellie Higgins Hayden Mikkelsen Richard Scott Hazel Wong
Helen Crook Donna Holder Cindy Miller Georgina Selby Jes Wood
Kirsten Crooke Fraser Holland Abbie Millikan Maxim Seliverstov Duane Woodbury
Jessica Cross Billy Holmes Elisabeth Mills Patrick Sellars Bernice Woodbury
Laura Crossan Robert Holubicki Leon Milts Sally Shaw Serena Wooldridge
Trish Crowley Diana Hood Ashleigh Misiloi Andrew Shearer Alice Wright
Julie Cummins Jennifer Hope Soane Misiloi Nicola Sheather Ben Youdan
Angela Cunningham Camilla Hope-Simcock Julie Mitchell Paul Sheather Laurence Young
Jeanette Davidson Jane Hume Sophie Mitchell Sophie Sheild-Barrett Peter Zienau
Emma Davies Luke Hutchinson Sam Molineaux Karen Shepherd Brenton Zwarts
Lois Dawson-Mikaere Peter Jakicevich Kellie Moody Elissar Shumane Timothy Horton
Craig Debenham Murray James Erin Moore Michael Simons  
Sally Debenham Jenni Jamieson Simon Moore Krista Simpson  

 

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

Congratulations to those who have completed the Runaway MVP 4-Race Status! (Runaway Noosa Marathon, Hawke's Bay Marathon, Queenstown Marathon, Runaway Sydney Half Marathon)

Alejandro Baez Maryanne Doherty Floss Huston Ian Morton Arbe Tiongson
Margaret Bassett Will Doherty Milan Jasarevic Fiona Nash Kelly Travers
Tim Buskens Rebecca Edgecombe Amanda Kinnaird James Scott Jeff Vandersandelacoste
Kristina Cherry Therri Ellison Glenn Lockwood Awhina Signorelli  
Simone Clucas Kari Fowler Katherine Lowe Peter Signorelli  
Mike Cooper Werner Hettasch Michelle Milts John Thacker  
Samantha Croxall Tracy Hickman Suallyn Mitchelmore Graeme Tindall  

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

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FAQs

Enter & complete all four 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 fourth and final Runaway event. The four Runaway Marathon Series events are:

  • New Zealand Sotheby's International Realty Hawke's Bay Marathon
  • HOKA Runaway Sydney Half Marathon
  • Runaway Noosa Marathon
  • New Zealand Sotheby's International Realty Queenstown Marathon

Once Runaway MVP status is achieved,  benefits include: ​

  • Runaway MVP medal awarded at the finish line on completion ​of fourth event
  • Name on the Runaway website​
  • Free engraving on Runaway MVP medal 
  • Priority entry to future Runaway Events (where applicable)​
  • Access to MVP only queuing line at Athlete Check-In​
  • MVP recognition printed on race bib

No. If you have already completed the three existing Runaway Marathon events and are a Runaway MVP, you will remain a Runaway MVP! If you would like to complete Runaway Sydney Half Marathon and receive the new updated 4-race MVP medal, with the inclusion of Sydney, we would love to have you!

Runners who are chasing the current 3-race Runaway MVP will have until the end of August 2023 to attain their 3-race MVP status (i.e. upon completion of Hawkes Bay Marathon and Runaway Noosa Marathon 2023). After these events in May and August 2023, the new 4-race MVP will be brought in. Anyone chasing the new 4-race MVP will be able to attain the new 4-race MVP status from HOKA Runaway Sydney Half Marathon taking place in May 2023 onwards.

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