EVENT INFORMATION

Course Maps

Printable Course Maps

Parking and Start/Finish Line

Due to the works going on near and around the start/finish area, the setup this year is slightly different so it will pay to check out this map to ensure you know where you are going on the event day.

Start Time

  • The Half Marathon will start at 8:00 am, and the 8.5km and 4km will begin at 8:05 am

  • To increase safety on course the start times will be staggered by order of category entered, i.e. runners, then fast walkers, then casual walkers.

  • Before the start, you will be directed into the start chute.

  • Please listen carefully to officials for instructions.

Gear Drop

There will be an option available for participants to store gear at the start/finish area while out on course. Gear can be left at the registration tent which is located at the Town Basin Canopy Bridge. All gear must be clearly labelled with your event number. You will need to present your event number to collect your gear. While all reasonable care is taken of gear, Sport Northland is not responsible for any lost or damaged items. Please do not leave valuables.

Aid Stations 

Our event participants are well supported with aid stations located on the course for the 8.5km and the Half Marathon. The 4km has access to multiple water fountains around the course and the finish Aid station. All our Aid Stations will provide water, RLine Electrolyte Hydration, and basic first aid. For more information on RLine Electrolyte Hydration, click here. There will be five Aid Stations on the half marathon and one on the 8.5km course, which you pass by twice, as well as water fountains spread around the Hatea Loop.

 

Please refer to our printable course maps on this page for Aid Stations, water fountains, and toilet locations.

Timing and results 

  • The event will use a timing system.

  • All participants will have their time recorded by an electronic strip connected to the back of their event number.

  • It is your responsibility to ensure that you are wearing the event number that has been registered to you.

  • Please do not mix these up with other participants.

  • Gun time will be used for official results.

Photos 

Photos4sale provides a robust online platform capable of handling large numbers of images. Images are identified by bib numbers (by the human eye for accuracy and flexibility) and then offered for sale directly to athletes.

 

 

"We believe in the honesty and judgment of our customers and offer images with no fixed price. Photos4sale customers pay what they want".

Keep a look out for our photographers on course, they will be waiting for you at the Te Matua a Pohe Bridge and as you cross the finish line, so be sure to give them a big smile!

Awards Ceremony

  • Place getters are acknowledged at the finish area at approximately 10:00 am

  • There will be a spot prize tent at the finish area. All participants can go to the spot prize tent to try their luck and see if they have won a spot prize. Check to see if your number is showing on the spot prize board. If it is then you are a winner.

  • Entrants for all events are eligible for spot prizes.

Bib collection - PICK UP ONLY

 

Pickup location below.

  • Pickup location: Canopy Bridge - Town Basin

  • Pick up date & time: 25 September 2021 at 12.00 pm - 3pm

  • If you missed the bib collection, you can collect your bib number from the administration tent from 6.30 am till 8 am on race day next to the start area. Allow plenty of time so you don't miss the start!

Event Safety Information

  • The event is held on public roads. Always treat all roads as open at all times and expect oncoming and overtaking traffic. 

  • Please obey all traffic laws and regulations.

  • Take extreme care when approaching driveways and side roads – expect vehicles.

  • Where there is a lane coned for participants, you are always required to remain within the cones

  • Marshals will be wearing high-visibility vests and are there for your safety. Always follow their instructions and those of the event organisers .

  • There will be a lead bike preceding the first participant and a tail marshal following the last participant. If assistance is required, please stop and wait for the tail marshal or notify the nearest marshal.

  • Footpaths and footbridges are to be used where available.

  • The Half Marathon course includes 2.5km on the Waimahanga Track. Hazards include loose metal, exposed tree roots, rocks and uneven surfaces. The track is narrow in places. Please take extreme care when passing.

  • Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

  • You must complete the marked course on foot (considerations for wheelchairs).

  • You must stay on the marked course. Short cuts are not permitted.

  • Your race bib must be visible at all times on the front of your body.

  • Earphones must be turned off when entering a road crossing.

  • If you need First Aid help on the course you must attract the attention of either a marshal, another runner or go to the nearest drink station or to the finish line.

  • If another competitor is in trouble, you must stop to help them.

  • If you withdraw from the event, report to the admin tent at the finish line. Please Do NOT leave without informing someone.

  • All competitors will be allowed to finish the race in their own time – within reason. Race officials can, and will, withdraw competitors from the course if required.

  • Use of profanity or aggression towards race officials or other competitors will result in immediate disqualification from the event. If you have a problem with the event management, speak directly to the race organiser or race director, rather than the volunteers/marshal.

  • Do Not Litter – Put your rubbish in the bins provided at the drink stations and the start/finish.

  • Pets/Dogs anywhere along the course are prohibited – this applies to competitors and volunteers.

  • Prams are allowed for the 8.5km and 4km.

  • Due to safety considerations we do not allow bikes, scooters, skateboards, rollerblades and animals (e.g. dogs).

 

Cancellation

 

In the unlikely event of cancellation notice will be given on Northland’s More FM 91.6 and on our Facebook Page. Where possible attempts will be made to email participants, who have supplied an email address with their entry. While we will endeavour to make a decision to cancel an event as early as possible due to the nature of such events situations can occur quickly and without warning close to the start of an event.