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New Caledonia Marathon Prize Update...

With the civil unrest in New Caledonia right now, our major spot prize of a trip to August's New Caledonia Marathon has been cancelled. We do apologise for this disappoint, but the situation is beyond the control of ourselves or the prize sponsors.

General Info

Every Finisher Wins A Medal !

  • All participants are eligible for overall, age group & team awards within their race.
  • Categories, and the placings awarded, and how they are awarded, are as below.
  • In all cases, age categories are decided by age on race.
  • There must be three entries in a category for merit prizes to be awarded.
  • Prize winners receive medals and product. 
  • Prize money is awarded in the Marathon and Half Marathon for the first three men & women overall as below.
  • In 2025 the Half Marathon also doubles as the New Zealand Championship and Wellington Championship.
  • Results:  All results on race day are provisional only. Results on race day will be posted inside Sky Stadium opposite Aisle 14, and online... Click Here.
  • Kids Prize Giving:    11:00am - Sky Stadium Members Gallery.
    Main Prize Giving:   1:30pm - Sky Stadium Members Gallery  

    (Sky Stadium Members Gallery is accessed through the Pavilion Bar and up the escalators. Beverages and light snacks will be available from 12:00noon).

Full Marathon Categories & Awards


Full Marathon Run

Men & Women

Categories
Prizes
Awarded
Overall
1st, 2nd, 3rd
On Stage
40-49yrs
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Not On Stage
50-59yrs
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Not On Stage
60-69yrs
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Not On Stage
70-79yrs
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Not On Stage
80+yrs
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Not On Stage

Full Marathon Walk

Men & Women

Category
Prizes
Awarded
Overall
1st, 2nd, 3rd
On Stage



Prize Money 

In the Full Marathon Run the Overall place getters will be awarded prize money as per the following:

Overall Men:       1st - $1000, 2nd - $600, 3rd - $300
Overall Women:  1st - $1000, 2nd - $600, 3rd - $300


Record Bonuses

A $1000 cash bonus is awarded if the Overall winners break the following Full Marathon course records:

Overall Men:       2hrs 22min 43secs (Dan Lowry, USA, 2017)
Overall Women:  2hrs 48min 19secs (Ingrid Cree, Wellington, 2023)


Half Marathon Categories & Awards


Half Marathon Run

Men & Women

Categories
Prizes
Awarded
Overall
1st, 2nd, 3rd
On Stage
Under-20yrs
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Not On Stage
40-49yrs
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Not On Stage
50-59yrs
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Not On Stage
60-69yrs
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Not On Stage
70-79yrs
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Not On Stage
80+yrs
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Not On Stage

Half Marathon Walk

Men & Women

Categories
Prizes
Awarded
Overall
1st, 2nd, 3rd
On Stage
Under-20yrs
1st
Not On Stage
40-49yrs
1st
Not On Stage
50-59yrs
1st
Not On Stage
60-69yrs
1st
Not On Stage
70-79yrs
1st
Not On Stage
80+yrs
1st
Not On Stage

Half Marathon Teams

Teams must have four or more entrants. Results are calculated by combining the fastest four team members.

Categories
Prizes
Awarded
Open Teams
1st
On Stage
Womens Teams
1st
On Stage
Corporate Teams
1st
On Stage
School Teams
1st
On Stage
Walk Teams
1st
On Stage

Prize Money

In the Half Marathon Run the Overall place getters will be awarded prize money as per the following:

Overall Men:       1st - $1000, 2nd - $600, 3rd - $300
Overall Women 1st - $1000, 2nd - $600, 3rd - $300


Record Bonuses

A $1000 cash bonus is awarded if the Overall winners break the following Half Marathon Run course records:

Overall Men:       1hr 05min 29secs (Toby Gualter, Wellington, 2024)
Overall Women:  1hr 15min 44secs (Sarah Drought, Wellington, 2023)


NZ Half Marathon Champs

Men & Women (run only)

Categories
Prizes
Awarded
Overall
1st, 2nd, 3rd
On Stage
35-49yrs
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Not On Stage
50-54yrs
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Not On Stage
55-59yrs
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Not On Stage
60-64yrs
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Not On Stage
65-70yrs
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Not On Stage
70-74yrs
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Not On Stage
75-79yrs
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Not On Stage
80yrs+
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Not On Stage


Wellington Half Marathon Champs

Men & Women (run only)

Categories
Prizes
Awarded
Overall
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Not On Stage
35-49yrs
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Not On Stage
50yrs+
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Not On Stage

10k Categories & Awards


10k Run

Men & Women

Category
Prizes
Awarded
Overall
1st, 2nd, 3rd
On Stage

10k Walk

Men & Women

Category
Prizes
Awarded
Overall
1st, 2nd, 3rd
On Stage

10k Teams

Teams must have four or more entrants. Results are calculated by combining the fastest four team members.

Categories
Prizes
Awarded
Open Teams
1st
On Stage
Womens Teams
1st
On Stage
Corporate Teams
1st
On Stage
School Teams
1st
On Stage
Walk Teams
1st
On Stage

Kids' Magic Mile Categories & Awards

Boys & Girls

Categories
Prizes
Awarded
Age 5-6yrs
1st
On Stage
Age 7-8yrs
1st
On Stage
Age 9-10yrs
1st
On Stage
Age 11-12yrs
1st
On Stage


Something 4 Everyone !


Best Dressed Finisher!


This year we have a special prize for the best fancy dress. But be warned; the standard is already pretty high. We regularly see heart racers, ambulances, bananas, pigs, chickens, dogs, Elvis and more. In 2017 we even had a Guinness World Record for the fastest marathon dressed as an aeroplane!

All you have to do is get your gear on, get a photo of yourself at the race, then email the photo to us within 48hrs of race day. We'll post them to our Facebook page and announce a winner... The best dressed man and woman get a new pair of running shoes from the Shoe Clinic.

Go on. You know you want to!


NZ & Wgtn Half Marathon Champs

In 2025 our Half Marathon also hosts the official Athletics New Zealand and Athletics Wellington Championship. 

Only participants registered with an Athletics New Zealand club are eligible for these awards. To be eligible you must fill out your club name and registration number when you enter, and compete in club uniform. Championship results and awards on race day are provisional. See categories under Half Marathon section above.


Spot Prizes


Minor Spot Prizes - Vouchers for minor spot prizes will be awarded at random as participants finish. These can be redeemed for the prize at the Info Booth at Aisle 18 inside Sky Stadium.

Major Spot Prizes - These are awarded at the prize givings. As well as running trips, they include gym memberships, product from Mizuno, Shoe Clinic and Thermatech, and a kids mtn bike (Magic Mile only). 

Finishers become eligible for the major spot prizes by placing your race number tear-off tag in a box as you enter the prize giving. Names are drawn at random during the prize giving. To claim a major spot prize, the person must be at the prize giving.


Japanese
Marathon Exchange

Wellington has an annual marathon exchange with Sakai City in Japan whereby the first local runner in our respective marathons wins a trip to the other. This prize has been created by the sister city associations of Wellington and Sakai, and the prize alternates annually between men and women. In 2018 Sakai's Miyuki Usui was the first Sakai runner in the Senshu Marathon and then won the Wellington Marathon, while Ingrid Cree finished second and first Wellington woman, but then won the 2019 Senshu Marathon! 

Please Note:   Due to Covid-19 the Japanese Marathon exchange has not happened since 2019. We hope to have it place for 2024, but cannot yet confirm.