Gazley Volkswagen Wellington Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k

Quick facts

Location Wellington, New Zealand

Distance Marathon

Date June

About Gazley Volkswagen Wellington Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k

Established in 1986, the Gazley Volkswagen Wellington Marathon has been Wellington’s favourite footrace for three decades. Based at the famous Westpac Stadium, the fast, flat, scenic route around Wellington’s spectacular waterfront creates an occasion for all age and ability. With a Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k, 5k and the Kids’ Magic Mile, there’s something for everyone. More than 5000 runners and walkers can’t be wrong. But don’t take our word for it. Find out for yourself…

All events (Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, Kids Magic Mile) start and finish on the Fran Wilde Walkway in front of the Westpac Stadium. All events are out and back, although in the final 2.6k of all events the return journey is slightly different to the outward journey.

Every kilometre is marked sequentially on the outward journey. But on the return journey all events will count down the kilometres remaining. This is to avoid confusion between five different events on the same out and back route. All distances will be IAAF certified.


Shoe Clinic Half Marathon

  • 21.097km

Gazley Volkswagen Marathon

  • 42.195km

Mizuno 10k

  • 10km

Westpac Stadium



  • Wespac Stadium
  • Shell bay
  • Waterloo Quay footbridge
  • Balina Bay
  • Blue Bridge


All events start on Westpac Stadium’s Fran Wilde Walkway and head south for 300m, turn left over the Waterloo Quay footbridge and down onto Waterloo Quay. The course then continues south toward Wellington City using the left hand traffic lane… continues on Oriental Parade, using landward side of the road (your right hand side) around waterfront and past Pt. Jerningham to Balina Bay… continues on Shelly Bay Rd to do an out and back section twice, as following: Take the landward side of the road (your right hand side) around the waterfront, past Shelly Bay and Pt. Howard to Scorching Bay to "Full Marathon Turn 1". The course then returns on the seaward side of the road (your right hand side) almost to Miramar Cutting for the "Full Marathon Turn 2". This is approx. half way. Full Marathoners then repeat this out and back section to Scorching Bay ("Turn 3") and return. After doing the out and back section twice, Full Marathoners return on the seaward side of the road (your right hand side) to Miramar Cutting. At Miramar Cutting the course moves to the seaward footpath back along Cobham Drive to Evans Bay. At Evans Bay the course moves into the seaward side of the road (your right hand side) around Evans Bay Parade and Oriental Parade. Walkers must use the footpath. Runners stay on the road. Instead of returning to Cable Street the course turns 150m earlier into Herd St and the Wellington Waterfront area. The course follows the waterfront, past the Marina, behind Te Papa Museum, Frank Kitts Park and Ferg’s Kayaks to Queens Wharf. At Queens Wharf the course passes under the sails then follows a car parking lane north approx. 500m to Blue bridge Ferry entrance. At Bluebridge the course continues north, taking Waterloo Quay and the footbridge for the final 800m to the finish back on the Fran Wilde Walkways at Westpac Stadium.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.