2021 Emerson’s Dunedin Marathon postponed till Sunday 7 November

Due to the effects of lockdown because of Covid-19, the Emerson’s Dunedin Marathon has been postponed till Sunday 7th November. Note the date for the late fee and cut off date for online entries have changed to accommodate the change in the date of the event.

To those of you who have already entered, thank you. You will have received an email from us providing the following options:

  • Participate in the event on 7 November OR
  • Opt for a 75% refund on the fee you’ve paid OR
  • Opt to transfer your entry to the 2022 Emerson’s Dunedin Marathon event

If you want a refund or transfer your entry to the 2022 Emerson’s Dunedin Marathon event, you must let us know before the late fee kicks in on 19th October. Note that the refund or transfer to 2022 is only available for entries affected by the postponement because of Covid-19.

We will be deploying refunds some time in the next few weeks after we’ve collected responses to the postponement. Requests for transfers will be stored for uploading to the 2022 event.

For those of you who will participate on November 7, our training guides have been updated to accommodate the new date. There is an additional guide containing tips regarding training for the new date.

Keep an eye on the Emerson’s Dunedin Marathon Facebook page for up to the minute information and promotions.

We have brand new courses this year, so there’ll be new course records set for you personally and the event winners.

For the more traditional people, we now have PDFs of each course for you to download.

Link to the entry site using the button below. Check t-shirt details below before you enter.

2021 Emerson's Dunedin Marathon Registration

Pricing and women’s and men’s t-shirt information below.
T-shirts are only available in the entry form, check out sizing below before you enter.


  • Early Bird (04/06 – midnight 30/06)
  • Standard (01/07 – midnight 18/10)
  • Late (19/10 – midnight 02/11)
Event Pricing/NZDEarly BirdStandardLate
Full Marathon Run$80$90$105
Full Marathon Run - Registered Athlete$75$85$100
Half Marathon Run$60$75$90
Half Marathon Run - Registered Athlete$55$70$85
Half Marathon Recreational Walk$50$60$75
10km Run$45$55$70
10km Run - Registered Athlete$40$50$65
10km Recreational Walk$40$50$65
5km Fun Run/Walk (12 years of age and over)$20$20$20
5 km Fun Run/Walk (11 years of age and under)$10$10$10

While placing your entry, you will be presented with the opportunity to buy a t-shirt. Check size options here before placing your entry.

Women’s t-shirt

Sizes available are: 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22

Men’s t-shirt

Sizes available are: S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL 5XL

Keep up the running and walking and keep an eye on our Dunedin Marathon Facebook page.