25 Jan 2025

First Light Marathon

25 January 2025

Kia Ora - Welcome to New Zealand!

Race into the world's first sunrise!

Join us for an incredible adventure race at the First Light Marathon in Tairāwhiti Gisborne, Aotearoa New Zealand!

As you conquer the short steep hills, you'll be rewarded with spectacular vistas over the Pacific Ocean, and witness the world's first sunrise slowly rising to greet us!

Immerse yourself in the beauty of its spectacular beaches, stunning coastal views and challenging grassy hills, where you can combine a majestic marathon with a true cultural experience.

The event features a Marathon, Half-Marathon and a 6-kilometer "Fun-Run" distance.

For any inquiries about the race or help with booking, please write us at info@adventure-marathon.com

We cannot wait to see you in New Zealand!


Race distances

Want to share this experience of a lifetime with your friend or partner?

No problem!

Runners of all levels can run the first light with these options.


Full Marathon
42.2 km
Half Marathon
21.1 km
Fun Run
6 km


Just select your preferred distance when booking.

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