POWERADE understands the important role that hydration plays not only on race day, but in training too. Whatever your fitness level, POWERADE can help you to meet your goals and get across the finish line.

Rotorua Marathon - Saturday 30th April

The iconic Lion Foundation Rotorua Marathon, run in late April/early May each year, is New Zealand’s best known marathon and is the longest running marathon in the Oceania region. Its unique course, exactly one lap around Lake Rotorua and taking in some of Rotorua’s tourist gems, makes it a favourite among New Zealand’s running community. The 50th anniversary race in 2014 saw over 9,000 runners and walkers “taking on the lake”. An event distance for everyone with a full, half, quarter and 5.5km fun run.

Christchurch Airport Marathon - Sunday 5th June

The South Island’s premier marathon event for almost 40 years, the Christchurch Airport Marathon has shrugged off the region’s earthquake woes with a return to it’s traditional central city base. Join more than 5000 runners and walkers from more than a dozen countries on a fast, flat and superbly scenic tour of iconically Christchurch landmarks such as Hagley Park, the Avon River and Cathedral Square.

Gazley Volkswagen Wellington Marathon - Sunday 26th June

Every year more than 5000 runners and walkers from more than a dozen countries line up for the Gazley Volkswagen Wellington Marathon. From Westpac Stadium, the central city and waterfront route takes you past some of Wellington’s most popular landmarks and hang-outs. And with a Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and Kids’ Magic Mile, there’s something for everyone. For more info visit:

ASB Auckland Marathon - Sunday 30th October

The ASB Auckland Marathon is iconic on the New Zealand running calendar and fast gaining an international reputation. New Zealand’s Premier Road Race is made up of five events: ASB Auckland Marathon, Barfoot & Thompson Half Marathon, 12k Traverse, Heart Foundation 5k Challenge & Kids Marathon.

Air New Zealand Queenstown International Marathon - Saturday 19th November

POWERADE is the official drinks sponsor of the Air New Zealand Queenstown International Marathon. A running festival incorporating 42km, 21km, 10km, and 3km 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 and finishing in the heart of Queenstown itself.