Queenstown Marathon

Saturday 16 November

Run a 10km, half or full marathon for Mental Health at Queenstown Marathon 2019! 

Get your sweat on and raise funds for mental health at the Queenstown Marathon 2019! Join our team to show your support and aroha for Kiwis living with mental health problems right now. With more than half of us experiencing a mental health problem in our lifetimes, every dollar raised helps us boost the wellbeing of people across Aotearoa and makes sure no one has to face tough times alone.

Arguably one of the world’s most beautiful marathons, the course is set between the Crown and Remarkable mountain ranges and takes in the Queenstown Lakes and gardens. You don’t need to be a runner to sign up to join the team either! You can run or walk whatever distance best suits you, with a full marathon, half marathon and 10 km course on offer.

Join our team to show your support and aroha for Kiwis living with mental health problems right now.

With more than half of us experiencing a mental health problem in our lifetime, every dollar raised helps us boost the wellbeing of people across Aotearoa and makes sure no one has to face tough times alone. One in 5 kiwis will experience a mental health problem this year, and the Mental Health Foundation are NZ's only nationwide mental health charity.

Support for you!

If this is your first time joining our team don't worry, we'll give you heaps of support along the way and lots of incentives to help you reach your target! We will give you:

  • An 'I'm sweating for mental health' running t-shirt when you raise $200 as a reminder that what you're doing is also benefitting your own mental health and wellbeing. 
  • A fundraising how-to-guide and regular tips from your very own fundraising trainer and lots of support to get you over the finish line. 
  • An opportunity to join our running events community and be part of the wider Mental Health Foundation team.


So what are you waiting for? Get your sweat on and set up your fundraising page today! Then simply head to the Queenstown Marathon website to select your distance and purchase your ticket.

Help us improve the wellbeing of Kiwis

With your generosity, we can tautoko/support more Kiwis to enjoy good mental health and wellbeing. By supporting our māhī you can be part of creating an Aotearoa where people, their whānau, employers and communities have the know-how to talk about mental health openly and where everyone is supported through tough times with the kindness they deserve.

Around 1 in 5 of us will experience a mental health problem this year

Nearly 50% of us will experience a mental illness
in our lifetime

Our youth suicide rate
is the highest of 41
OECD countries

The money you fundraise will allow us to provide people with free information, resources and campaigns covering the A-Z of mental health and wellbeing topics. It will also help us advocate for helpful and hopeful policies and services for people living with mental illness.

Meet some of our fundraisers

People from all walks of life and all fitness levels join our fundraising events to show their support. 

"Mental health is a major issue in New Zealand, with 1 in 5 kiwi's suffering. I'm inspired by the work of The Mental Health Foundation of NZ and wanted to support them by raising money as part of my participation in the Half Marathon."

"We will be running to raise money for the New Zealand Mental Health Foundation, but more importantly our mission through this journey is to raise awareness surrounding mental health, and mental health issues."

"What I have been through inspired me to run the Marathon this year for the Mental Health Foundation of NZ. While I was running this year that’s what keep me going. A cause so close to my heart and one I am proud to support."

"Hope you will help and support me with a great cause for many New Zealanders. There is always someone you know who is battling a very private fight but I want you to know you are not alone and you really matter"

Fundraiser Leaderboard

Raised so far

$16,803

Our goal

$25,000

If you have a fundraising enquiry fill out this form or call 09 623 4810 ext 855

If your enquiry is regarding the event itself, please visit queenstown-marathon.co.nz