Like all Albatros Adventure Marathons, the First Light Marathon is designed to be more than just a race. It's also about enjoying time together with family, friends and other running-minded spirits and immersing yourself in a new culture. Spectators welcome!
In order to register for First Light Marathon, you must sign up for one of the tour packages.
Aotearoa New Zealand is a land of many wonders. From dazzling night skies to killer surf to the rich, indigenous Māori culture, come experience all that the country has to offer.
The First Light Marathon is more than just a marathon - it's a journey through Aotearoa New Zealand! The adventurous can get up-close-and-personal with stingrays, catch some waves on a surf lesson, or visit the sacred mountain, Maunga Hikuranga. For those who prefer a more relaxed vacation, renowned beaches and world-class wineries beckon.
We'd like to say thank you to all the official sponsors, partners and suppliers of First Light Marathon.
Interested in sponsor and partnership opportunities?
Our team can help develop a customized program designed to meet your objectives. Opportunities are available for the First Light Marathon, as well as in connection with our multi-event Albatros Adventure Marathons series.
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