EVENT INFORMATION

Course Maps

Parking

  • Parking will be available on Kerikeri High Schools grounds. Access will be via the main school entrance on Hone Heke Road (off Cobham Road, approximately 350m past Kerikeri Domain).

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.

5km

 

  • There are four water fountains situated around the loop for you to use including a drink station offering R-Line electrolyte at approx.

  • There will be toilets at the start/finish areas and approx—2km and 6km into the course.

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 TBC

  • 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

  • No PRAMS

  • No DOGS

  • No SKATEBOARDS OR SCOOTERS OR BIKES

  • The event is held on public roads. Always treat all roads as open 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.

  • No animals (except guide dogs) are permitted to accompany participants during the event.

  • Footpaths and footbridges are to be used where available.

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

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.