Queenstown Marathon

Can Too Training Program 2021

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Become A Marathoner

... and help us beat cancer!

About this program

This program is for all runners looking to train in a fun, safe, group environment for the Marathon distance whilst fundraising for cancer research. On 20 November 2021 you will achieve your goal by running 42km with your Can Too tribe at the Queenstown Marathon

If you're concerned about your ability, please contact us. We'd love to help you set a suitable goal.

As a registered Australian charity, all our programs fundraise for cancer research — it's an important part of why we do what we do.

This is an ideal event for anyone looking to increase their kms and achieve that Marathon distance. Already in a Can Too Half Marathon program? Why not carry that fitness into Marathon training?

We're excited to train for a destination Marathon in Queenstown and are looking forward to you joining us. If you are unable to travel to New Zealand, or have an alternate goal event in mind, you are still encouraged to join this program.

Training format

You'll train twice per week under the guidance of a supportive, experienced running coach.

Mid-week interval training typically covers:

  • how to run more efficiently
  • improving core strength
  • proper breathing techniques
  • understanding injury prevention
  • presentations by guest speakers.

Saturday distance runs typically:

  • focus on running form
  • build endurance
  • improve mental focus
  • work on pacing and race strategy.


This program will include allowances to accommodate those who are taking part in the Boston Marathon Virtual Event.


By raising $1975 you will meet your minimum fundraising commitment and become a Fundraising Star.

If you go above and beyond, you could become a Silver Fundraising Star ($2475) or even a Gold Fundraising Star ($2975)

Session availability



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Location Availability
Kirribilli Open

We  Queenstown Marathon

... and you will too!

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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$618 value for only $329!


No extra fees for twice weekly group training.

Venue Fees

No extra fees for entry into training venues.


No extra fees for training & race tops

Online Yoga

No extra fees for follow-at-home videos


What's a life-changing experience worth?

Help fund lifesaving cancer research

... common fundraising questions.

What is Bronze level fundraising?

By raising $1975 you will meet your minimum fundraising commitment and become a Fundraising Star.

If you go above and beyond, you could become a Silver Fundraising Star ($2475) or even a Gold Fundraising Star ($2975)

Do I have to fundraise?

Yes, you have to fundraise in return for your 20 week coached training program. Don’t let that worry you too much, we’ve been doing this since 2005 so we have plenty of resources available to help you achieve your fundraising goal. Plus, you’ll have a Team Captain and Mentor/s to guide you through. The best approach is to have a plan and to start early.

Where does the money go?

When you fundraise for Can Too Foundation, you're fundraising for Australian cancer research and prevention. We focus on investing in early career cancer researchers across all cancer types. Can Too Foundation funded 11 researchers in 2020 and are funding a further 9 researchers in 2021. As a registered charity, we will always be careful with every single dollar we spend and completely transparent in our reporting.

What if I don't meet my commitment?

Can Too has been teaching people to run and raise funds for cancer research for fifteen years. We know that if you put your mind to it and work hard you CAN TOO help fund Australia's most promising cancer research projects. You have until 30 days after your goal race to meet your commitment, and we continue working with you until options are exhausted.

How long do I have to fundraise?

The good news is that you have until 30 days after your program finishes to meet your commitment to cancer research and prevention. You'll have an active fundraising page from the moment you sign up, so our suggestion is sign up early!


Question? Let's chat.

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