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EVENT INFO & RULES

Everything you need to know right here

Pricing Structure

Super Early Bird Entries - up until 15 August 2021

Early Bird Entries - 16 August 2021 - 24 October 2021

Standard Entries - 25 October 2021 - 12 November 2021

5km Adults

Super Early Bird - $18.00

Early Bird - $25.00

Standard - $32.00

5km Kids

Super Early Bird - $10.00

Early Bird - $15.00

Standard - $20.00

21.1km (16 & over) 

Super Early Bird - $68.00

Early Bird - $78.00 

Standard - $90.00

Included in your entry

  • Medals

  • Professionally timed/Digital Certificate

  • Personalised Bib (must be registered 28 days prior) 

  • Drink stations

  • Entertainment

  • Medical support

  • Spot Prizes

  • Buses

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Course Maps

Parking is available at the following locations

Buses

  • Buses are free

  • Participants will be picked up from Cobham Road from 5:15 am-6.30 am

  • Runners must catch buses before 6:20 am

  • Bus trips from Kerikeri Domain take 30 – 40 minutes.

  • People who wish to catch the bus from Paihia can do so from outside the Fullers GreatSights Paihia Office at 6:10 am. You will be dropped off at the start line

Buses to return to Paihia from Kerikeri Domain at 1.00 pm

Start Line

The start area will be based on Waiare Road, Okaihau just off State Highway 1.

Start Time

  • Wheelchairs/Race Chairs: 06.55 am

  • Runners: 7.00 am

  • Competitive Walkers: 7.20 am

  • Hybrid (Run/Walkers): 7.25 am

  • Walkers: 7.30 am

  • For health & safety reasons the Event Organisers reserve the right to modify the start times if required.

Gear Drop

  • There will be a luggage truck at the start to pop your luggage on. There will also be luggage labels with the marshals. Please clearly write down your race number and tie the label to your bag and hand it to our marshals at the luggage truck at the start line.

  • You will be required to bring your own bag for your gear. This makes it easier for the marshals to locate it for you.

  • You can collect your bag from the truck at the finish area on the Kerikeri Domain before 12.30 pm (event numbers must be shown).

  • All gear will be taken on the luggage truck, but event organisers will not accept responsibility for lost or stolen gear.

Aid Stations 

Half Marathon

  • Drink Stations are located approximately every 3km including the finish.

  • There is a limited water supply at the start - please fill your water bottles at home prior to the event.

  • There is a self-service drink station located at the Kerikeri domain.

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 

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Team Prize

  • A minimum of 3 team members (male and female; runner or walkers) must be entered into the half marathon distance.​

  • The top 3 fastest times in the half marathon will be added together. The top 3 times must consist of at least one female. The fastest female time within the team will be used.​

  • The winner of this challenge will be the team who has the fastest aggregate time. The prize is a trophy plus 100 Dollars.

Prizegiving

  • Prizegiving will be held on the Kerikeri Domain at approximately 12.00 pm.

  • Prizes will be given to the following categories. Top 3 Male and Female Finishers. Top 3 Male and Female Competitive Walkers. Overall Wheelchair/Race chair Winner.

  • Participants must be present at the prizegiving and show their event number to claim their spot prize.

  • The spot prize draw: There will a be rip off tag at the bottom of your race number. If you are going to stay around for the prize-giving at 12pm please rip off the tag and place it in the Sports Prize Container after you cross the finish line.

  • In the case of bad weather leading to the cancellation of prize-giving, all prize winners will be notified the week following the event and listed on the event website and Facebook.

  • The Suzuki Swift from Pacific Motor Group will be won by a Northland adult entrant from the seven-event series who has opted into the Pacific Motor Group Promotion at of entry.

Bib collection

If you entered as a super early bird or early bird entrant and opted for postage, then your race number will be posted out. If you opted to collect your race number see the organised pickup location below.

  •  Pickup location – Sport Northland – 97 Western Hills Drive, Kensington, Whangarei

  • Pickup date & time: 11 November 2021 - 8.00am - 5.30pm

OR

  • Pick up location - Kerikeri Sports Complex

  • Pickup date & time: 12 November 2021 - 1pm till 8pm 

  • All participants who enter after the cut-off for postage (approx. 21 days out) will need to collect their race number as per the organised location above.

  • If you missed bib collection, you can collect your bib number from the start line on race day. Allow plenty of time so you don't miss the start!

 

Road Closures

An official road closure has been approved. Marshals will not allow public vehicle access onto the event route at times listed on the map here.

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 (for the on-road section of the course) 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.

  • 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 a 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.

  • 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.