The Frontrunner Series (5k and 10k) has been running for a while now (I’m old I can’t remember) and the great recipe of a community feel with a kick ass course never fails to disappoint.

I still have nightmares about ‘the‘ hill as most of us do but I love getting out of my house on a saturday morning and know that I’m going to see some great friends, try and run so fast I throw up on my shoes and hang around for the great spot prizes at the end.

I DO NOT stick around to try and win the cupcakes. (I do) Every year. With my fingers and toes crossed. Knocking small children out of the way to get a good spot.


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Adrian Bailey from Active QT has the ability to make even me want to get excited about running in the freezing cold rain and with such a beautiful course out at Jacks Point and coffee at the end how could you not.

Pack up the kids and dog(s) and get yourself out there. Pay for the full series or just as you go its all good. The only difference being you have to ‘be in it to win it’, the fabulous mahoosive prize at the end of the series.
Dates as follows:

  • 1. Saturday 24th May 2014
  • 2. Saturday 21st June 2014 (Golden Mile – 12:00pm Queenstown City Center)
  • 3. Saturday 28th June 2014
  • 4. Saturday 19th July 2014
  • 5. Saturday 30th August 2014
  • 6. Saturday 27th September 2014
  • 7. Saturday 25th October 2014

Frontrunner Queenstown’s Paul Garvie is also an awesome fella who has been involved from the beginning. Not only can he run a 3.25 Marathon ‘off the couch‘ he also has a mass of amazing shoes in his shop. A full foot analysis is offered so if you’re a newbie or weekend warrior get yourself in there for a check up. Don’t be shy, pop in and say hello. And now you’re going to do the whole series, you’ll need new trainers won’t you.