Queenstown Marathon 2018

Proudly supported by Air New Zealand.

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4 July 2018





Race Day
Sat 17 Nov 2018

Training Information

This is a structured 20 week fitness education program preparing runners for the Air New Zealand Queenstown International Marathon 2018.

Train in a supportive group environment while fundraising for Aussie cancer research and prevention.

Mid-week skills sessions are typically 90mins. You will:

  • Learn how to run more efficiently
  • Learn proper breathing techniques
  • Improve core strength
  • Learn about injury prevention
  • Hear from guest speakers

Saturday long run/walks range from 60min-250min. You will:

  • Build endurance
  • Improve mental focus
  • Work on pacing and race strategy
  • Focus on running form

We're big on support, which is why we employ qualified and experienced coaches, and recruit volunteer leaders dedicated to each local group - training alongside you from your first run to race day.

Check out a full list of inclusions under our FAQ's.

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About Queenstown Marathon

Considered by our runners as one of the best events Can Too Foundation has ever trained for!

Run easy. Queenstown Marathon is 70% hard packed trails and 30% on road surfaces.

Run inspired. Soak up the awe inspiring mountains, lakes and country side. This is New Zealand’s most scenic marathon.

Festival for all. Indulge yourself in the fun, thrills and flavours of NZ's most popular destination for kids and adults alike.

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Questions we get asked most ...

How much does it cost?

There is a $220 registration fee (non-refundable) to join our Air New Zealand Queenstown International Marathon 2018 training program.

In return you commit to fundraise at least $2,200 for the Can Too Foundation.

As a registered Aussie charity our mission is to invest in breakthrough cancer research projects like A/Prof Phoebe Phillips. Our community is passionate about making a difference, and there's no option to train with the Can Too Foundation unless you're willing to fundraise.

You will also be responsible for:

  • entry into the Air New Zealand Queenstown International Marathon (NZ$156.60 - NZ$189) including any costs getting to/from the event.
  • entry into a local 'practice race'. This is usually around $50 and totally optional.

What does it include?

The $220 registration fee (non-refundable) helps cover 20 weeks of group training for the Air New Zealand Queenstown International Marathon 2018. This includes things like:

  • Support from a paid, qualified coach
  • Guest speakers from our network of allied health professionals
  • Entry fees to your training venue
  • Branded team training and race tops

Your registration does not include race entry.

As a health promotion charity, we invest a lot in supporting you to achieve your goals over the 20 weeks leading into the Air New Zealand Queenstown International Marathon 2018. It's how we've fundraised nearly $20 million and invested in 156 cancer research projects since being founded in 2005.

Am I physically ready?

You don't need to be able to run a marathon, to start training for Queenstown Marathon.

Can Too's Queenstown International Marathon 2018 is a structured training program that uses qualified and experienced coaches in small group environments.

Our first session is a 60min run/walk (max 8km), so ideally you've completed at least one half marathon in the past.

Check the run schedule as an example of marathon training.

If you're at all concerned, please contact us.

Where does the money go?

Since becoming a registered Aussie charity in 2014 we’ve invested:

  • 80% of your fundraising in cancer research
  • 20% of your fundraising in cancer prevention / health promotion.

We have spent 100% of your fundraising on Can Too's charitable purposes.

Full financials are submitted to the Australian Charities & Not-for-Profit's Commission (ACNC) and is available in our annual report.

Can Too Coach - Qualified & Experienced

Question? Let's chat.

All our staff are regulars in our programs. We all started as beginners and faced the same challenges as you.

We love sharing our experiences and providing a little encouragement where needed.

If we can ... You Can Too!