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Course Info

Course Descriptions - Click Here

Course Map - Click Here

NB: Organisers reserve the right to alter the course prior to race day.

IMPORTANT - Road Controls

There will be road controls in place on most parts of the course... BUT... this does not mean their will be no vehicles on the course. We must cater for traffic movements at major intersections, resident movements on the course, and access for emergency vehicles. At all times you must watch for traffic and obey marshal and traffic management instruction. Course marshals are in place for direction and safety only. Where traffic is involved, participants must take responsibility for their own decisions and actions.

NB:   Due to road closure restrictions the course organisation is officially closed at 1:00pm. The finish line will remain open, but participants on-course after 1:00pm will be responsible for their own safety and support.

General Course Info

All events start and finish on the Fran Wilde Walkway in front of the Sky Stadium.

All events are out and back, although in the final 2.6k of all events the return journey is slightly different to the outward journey.

Every kilometre is marked sequentially on the outward journey. But on the return journey all events will count down the kilometres remaining. This is to avoid confusion between five different events on the same out and back route.

The Marathon, Half Marathon and 10k will be IAAF certified.

Aid Stations are positioned every 4-5k and at the finish line.

There are several toilets on the course. See right hand column.

Marshals are on course are for direction only. At all times entrants are responsible for their own actions.


1) Entrants must obey all normal road rules.

2) Participants must obey all officials, police, first aid personnel and marshals.

3) Participants must follow the course as explained in the event programme and/or pre-race briefing.

4) Roller blades, skateboards, hand cycles, bicycles and dogs are prohibited from the course.

5) Participants must not be accompanied by anyone not entered in the event, except parents/guardians may accompany children in the Kids Magic Mile.


Aid Stations

Aid Station Services

Drink stations are provided every 3.5 to 4.5 kilometres.

First Aid will be available at every drink station.

Mobile First Aid will also be available along the course.

Water and isotonic energy drink is provided in paper cups at drink stations.

There will be no sponges, bottles, Coke or energy gels provided.

Please do not discarded cups and bottles on the ground. Use the bins provided or discard at the next drink station.

Drink Station Locations

Drink stations will be positioned at the following locations on both the out and back direction:

Oriental Bay: In front of the seafront restaurant. 
Evans Bay: At the boat sheds, corner of Evans Bay Rd and Cobham Drive.
Shelly Bay: Inside the old Air Force base.
Scorching Bay: At the Full Marathon's far turn-around.

Full Marathon Special Drinks

A personal drinks service will be available for Full Marathon entrants only, whereby personal drinks will be taken to the following drink stations for the outward and return journey:

Shelly Bay: You will pass this drink station four times (12.2k, 18.9k, 23.2k, 29.9k).
Scorching Bay: You will pass this drink station twice (15.5, 26.5k).

Personal drinks must be dropped to the Pavilion Bar inside Sky Stadium no later than 7:00am on race day, clearly marked with Name, Race Number and which Drink Station (e.g: Shelley Bay 1, Scorching Bay 2).

Please do not discarded cups and bottles on the ground. Use the bins provided or discard at the next drink station.

Toilet Locations

Sky Stadium (start/finish)
Rowing Lagoon (by the fountain, slightly off race course)
Freyberg Pool car park (overlooking beach)
Oriental Bay (over pedestrian crossing)
Balena Bay
Haitaitai Beach
Evans Bay
Half Marathon Turn
Shelly Bay
Scorching Bay
Fergs Rock & Kayak (waterfront side are the male toilets only)


Spectators cannot drive on the actual course due to road closures. However, spectators can drive to the spectators points for the Half Marathon and Full Marathon.

Corner Cobham Drive and Evans Bay Parade: This is both 8k and 8k to go for both the Half Marathon and Full Marathon. Access is via Mt Victoria Tunnel. Park beside Kilbirnie Pk only and use the walk lights to cross the road... Click Here for Map.

Scorching Bay:  This is the far turn around for the Full Marathon, which turns here twice at approx 15.5k and 26.5k. Access is via Miramar, Awa Rd and Worser Bay. There's a cafe at this location... Click Here for Map.

NB:  The 10k and Kids Magic Mile can only be viewed from Sky Stadium.