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This event is an institution in the Wellington region. It celebrates Clarrie Gibbons’ success in winning the inaugural New Zealand marathon championship. It is organised by runners for runners.

The event covers 23.7km with a shorter 12.5km walk/run event run from Korokoro Gateway to Eastbourne. This 23.7km run or walk starts from Clarrie Gibbons Bookstore in Post Office Square, near Wellington’s waterfront at 5.30pm for most of us and 6pm for the speedsters who can run a half marathon in under 1 hour 50 minutes. Or you can start at 6pm from Korokoro Gateway and walk or run the 12.5km to Eastbourne.