Wellington’s Festival of Fitness celebrates 35 years

Wellington’s big ‘festival of fitness’ is back better than ever! This year the Wellington Marathon is celebrating 35 years,with the event set to take place on Sunday June 19th 2022. “It’s quite surreal that we’re able to hold the event this year. With the impacts of Covid-19 we’ve had to cancel in both 2020 and 2021,” says Event Manager Michael Jacques.


It’s a massive win for the running community to have the capital city’s premier running event back on the cards. The event brings in top-level athletes from all over the country, however it’s truly an event that welcomes participants of all ages, abilities and aspirations.


“The typical 42km marathon is the most classic of personal challenges that one can set their mind to, and we know this isn’t for everyone, which is why we also offer a half marathon, 10km and kids race options, meaning the whole family can come down and enjoy the day,” Michael explains. 


If the good vibes and stunning bay views aren’t enough to entice you to enter the Wellington Marathon, then maybe knowing that you could have a shot at winning a pair of new Earshots will get you there! That’s right - we’re proud to announce that we have jumped on board to support the event, the only way to win is to be in the running! 


It was a no-brainer for us to partner with one of the most iconic running events that New Zealand has to offer. With the event bringing in some of the country’s fastest, we knew we had to get our running headphones in the mix. The feeling is mutual - when we asked Michael about the partnership, this is what he had to say: “Earshots is a great New Zealand brand with an innovative product that runners embrace. Like the Wellington Marathon, it’s a brand that was created by runners for runners!” 


The Wellington Marathon is a great opportunity to test your limits, challenge yourself and really see what you’re capable of. Whilst most marathons are usually a personal journey, there is a particularly unique atmosphere at this event to remind you that you’re not alone. You’re sharing your challenge with others. Oh, and you can’t forget that you’ll have a chance to win the best earbuds for running if you compete! We’ll see you there.