*Listed in Runners World Magazine as one of the WORLD’S most beautiful road marathons – we couldn’t agree more!
The Aoraki Mount Cook Marathon is a road running event held in early October each year, with the next event taking place on Saturday 5th October 2019 in the Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand. The event offers challenges for all abilities including a Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km and 5km road running events – Something for everyone!
The Aoraki Mount Cook National Park is in the South Island of New Zealand near the towns of Twizel and Lake Tekapo. Aoraki Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest mountain stands 3753 metres above sea level and the Aoraki Mount Cook village lie within the park. The park covers a little over 700 km² with Glaciers covering 40% of the park area, notably the Tasman Glacier on the slopes of Aoraki Mt Cook.
All events in the Aoraki Mount Cook National Park encompass breath-taking scenery – Runners and walkers follow the main Mt Cook Road that meanders its way amongst awe inspiring lake, mountain and glacial landscapes – quite possibly one of the world’s most scenic road marathons!
Hope to see you on the start line!
How to enter the Aoraki Mount Cook Marathon
- Run 42.2km
- Run 21.1km
- Run 10km
- Run 5km
Aoraki Mount Cook Marathon routes
All events will follow out and back courses starting and finishing at the Mt Cook Lodge in the Aoraki Mount Cook Village. Runners and walkers can look forward to amazing mountain views alongside the shores of Lake Pukaki. You’ll be surprised how different the scenery is running in different directions…
***The Marathon Event is TWO laps of the Half Marathon Course!!!
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