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Queenstown Marathon Volunteer

The New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty Queenstown Marathon is a running festival incorporating 42km, 21km, 10km and 2.2km kids run options. Set between the backdrop of the world renowned Crown and Remarkable mountain ranges and taking in the best highlights of the Queenstown Lakes region, including Millbrook Resort, Arrowtown, Lake Hayes, Shotover River, Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown Gardens it finishes in the heart of Queenstown itself.

Skyline Volunteers are what make an event, and each and every athlete hugely appreciates the amazing work done by our Skyline volunteer Crew! The event will need heaps of awesome, helpful, energetic, friendly Skyline volunteers to add to the event experience for everyone.

The Skyline volunteer roles vary from pre event setup, to race day support and post event pack down.

The marathon team work hard to ensure volunteers have a great experience in return for donating their valuable time to the event. Volunteers will have the opportunity to meet new people, have an enjoyable experience, gain an insight into sports events, be part of a great team of volunteers, gain satisfaction from seeing your help benefit others and the wider community and hopefully get a big warm fuzzy glow from knowing that without you the event wouldn't have taken place!

Other benefits:

The Queenstown Trails Trust is the Official Charity behind the New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty Queenstown Marathon, focused on creating a world class trail network for walking and cycling. The Queenstown Trail is part of Nga Haerenga – the New Zealand Cycle Trails and is billed as a New Zealand Great Ride. The trail covers 110kms of diverse terrain back-dropped by outstanding mountain ranges and connects three main hubs – Central Queenstown, historic Arrowtown and Gibbston – Valley of Vines. It crosses three major rivers, the Shotover, Kawarau and the Arrow, and tracks follow alongside both Lake Wakatipu and Lake Hayes. Every entry to the marathon helps raise funds for the Trust.

Every volunteer receives a Skyline Gondola Annual Pass (and a t-shirt), in return for their volunteering efforts.


Volunteers from all walks of life are welcomed. You should be reliable, friendly and enthusiastic.

Time commitment

Race day is Saturday 21st November when the majority of volunteers will be required. If you can't help on the day itself there are plenty of other roles available before and after race day.

Getting started

The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

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