26 Feb 2022

First Light Marathon

26 Feb 2022

Kia Ora - Welcome to New Zealand!

Premiering in 2022, be the first in the world to greet the new day as you race along the coast.

The First Light Marathon takes place in Tairāwhiti Gisborne, Aotearoa New Zealand, which is known for being the first city in the world to see the sun each day. Its spectacular coastline and the steep green hills provide a magical backdrop to this unique race. Runners will herald in the sunrise as they crest the many hills and race along the white sand beach.

 





 
 
 
 

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

 

Both distances take place at the same time, and share the first part of the course.

Just select your preferred distance when booking.

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