Taupō Marathon

New Zealand Marathon

Located in the hearts of the North Island, the Taupō marathon is an event for everyone! With a variety of courses (including one just for kids!), the Taupō Marathon is the perfect event for walkers and runners of all fitness levels and ages.

The Courses

The best part of the Taupō marathon event is the supportive, enthusiastic, and positive community. With a variety of events to choose from, anyone can participate.

  • 2km Marathon – Beginning with a loop of Riverside Park and ending at the Tongariro Domain (Great Lake Centre), the serene scenery will help keep you motivated to keep pushing to the finish line.
  • Half Marathon Walk/Run – With lake and mountain views, this is one of the most beautiful half marathon routes in New Zealand.
  • 10km Run/Walk – Run or walk along 2 Mile Bay lakefront. The route is there and back, but the view will never get old.
  • 5km Run/Walk – A perfect course for those who do not want to participate in a full marathon but still want to be a part of the community and Taupō marathon event.
  • Trail Tigers – Kids dash – Make it a family activity! Choose whichever course you want to participate in, and your kids can also join in on the fun! Everyone can feel proud of themselves for crossing a finish line.

More details about each of the courses can be found on the Taupō Marathon official website here!

Signing up is just the first step. Let us help you cross the finish line stronger than ever.

We know how important it is to have a clear training program, but we also know how easy it is to injure yourself and over-do it. We have created the Running Hot Coaching community to help Taupo marathon participants with a holistic training program so that they will feel stronger and more prepared than ever on the day they show up for the race, all the way through the finish line. Take care of your body and feel the support of everyone around you working towards similar goals.

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More about the area of Taupō

Come for the marathon, stay for the beautiful area of Taupō.

Besides the marathon, there is so much beautiful scenery and activities to do in Taupō, the heart of New Zealand’s North Island. With a volcanic landscape, the waters of Lake Taupō, and mountains, there are countless activities ranging from white-water rafting to hiking. If you are coming to support a family member or friend participating in the marathon, there are other ways for you to get your fitness activity in with stunning scenery.

Taupō is also the perfect location to recover and relax after participating in the marathon event. With hot pools, spas, great food, and stylish boutique stores, there is no better place to enjoy some well-deserved relaxing days after running or walking in the marathon.

With family-friendly routes for all ages, Taupō is the perfect location for an unforgettable family vacation. Come for the marathon and stay a couple days longer to enjoy the stunning scenery, outdoor activities, delicious food, and welcoming town centre.

See you in Taupō!

We look forward to welcoming you, cheering you on and seeing your smiles as you cross the finish line, and having another successful Taupō marathon event this year!