First Light Marathon

25 Jan 2025

Ways to Enter

Like all Albatros Adventure Marathons™️, First Light Marathon is designed to be more than just a race. We want you to run in spectacular places, surrounded by charming people, and exposed to new cultural experiences. Spectators welcome!

In order to register for the race, you MUST enter with one of the following options: 

International Residents


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.

View our entry packages here


 Residents of Aotearoa New Zealand 



When living in Aotearoa New Zealand you can sign up for race only here

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. 

Please contact us for details