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.
A collection of videos and photos from race day at recent editions of the First Light Marathon.
Get inspired and prepared by checking out our collection below. Watch the event trailer to get motivated for the race, or see how past years have gone in the event recaps.
Browse through the photos to get a sneak peak of what to expect on race day. You'll see the beautiful sunrise over the Pacific Ocean, the comraderie, and the stunning landscape that you'll be running through. While nothing can truly prepare you for the experience of being out there, get a sense of how tiny you'll feel among the steep hills of Tairāwhiti Gisborne.