In order to register for the race, you MUST enter with one of the following options:
For international participants, race entry is only possible in conjunction with a multi-day tour package. The packages include all the ingredients for a fantastic getaway: accommodation, social events, sightseeing, and select meals and transportation per the itinerary. Packages also generally include ample amounts of free time, during which you can choose to join organized excursions or explore the region at your own pace.
In the First Light Marathon, you'll be among the first in the world to greet the day's sun as you tackle this tough course. Before and after the race, you can dive into learning about the rich Māori culture, embark on adventurous excursions, and relax with world-class wine and delicious food in this stunning corner of Aotearoa New Zealand.
Participants who meet the necessary residency requirements are eligible for local entry, which includes only the race.
Please note: If you are looking to enjoy an extended holiday in Tairāwhiti Gisborne and reside elsewhere in Aotearoa New Zealand, it is certainly possible to join the standard international package.
As proof of eligbility, residents and citizens of Aotearoa New Zealand must present a current, valid residency permit and/or employer certificate. Upon receiving your entry, we will contact you to request copies of your official, government-issued documentation.