All competitors will receive the following:

  • Race Number
  • Timing device
  • Gear bag & tag
  • Medical support/assistance
  • Aid stations on the course (with water, toilets and first aid)
  • Post-event recovery area at the finish area with food & drink
  • Finishers medal


Due to Health and Safety, wheeled conveyances (including wheelchairs, baby buggies, scooters, bikes, inline skates) cannot be used for all events. The Kids Run is a family friendly event and will therefore allow baby buggies/prams to be used. Accompanying animals are not allowed on the course. Headphones and personal music devices are strongly discouraged.


All prizes are awarded at the prize-giving which will take place at 6pm on Saturday 21 October 2017 at the Awapuni Stadium.

In the event of really bad weather, and the prize-giving not being able to take place, it will be cancelled, and there will be no postponement time scheduled. Prizes will be available to be collected on the 22nd October between 9:00am and 1:00pm from the Awapuni Stadium, and if not collected will be mailed out to the prize winner.


All competitors will be eligible for spot prizes and these will be randomly awarded as participants cross the finish line. The participant will be presented with a voucher that they then take to the Info Desk, to claim their prize.



A hospitality tent will be available to cater for hot and cold drinks.


First aid will be available on two locations on the course and also at the Awapuni Stadium. These locations will be marked on the race event maps.


If anyone does not think they can complete the full marathon course within the allotted 7hrs (before 5pm), there will be an early start available at 9.30am.




This is a fully supported marathon with 5 full aid stations, 8 water stations (4 full aid stations, 5 water stations for the half marathon), so you do not need to carry a hydration pack unless you want to. For the full and half marathon you may consider wearing trail shoes as the both courses have some rough terrain.

On race morning, make sure you have your race number and pins to attach your race number, event bag for Bag Drop with bag tag on it, and your weather appropriate clothing, plus sunscreen and cap. There will be no replacement numbers or timing chips available at the race start areas.

Please pin your race number to the front of your T-shirt or running vest and make sure it is clearly visible. You must not use someone else’s number, nor let someone else use yours. Marshals will remove you from the race before you cross the finish line.

Your race number carries your disposable timing chip which is your unique timing device for the race. You must wear your race number to be classified as a starter and a finisher of the race and have your time recorded.


Well supported with Aid stations located on course for all distances. Aid stations will provide water, toilet facilities and first aid. There will be 5 full aid stations, 8 water stations (4 full aid stations, 5 water stations for the half marathon). Please refer to Course Maps for Aid Station locations.


Full Marathon Personal Drinks will be distributed to relay change points as requested for full marathon runners only.

The bottles must be marked clearly with runner’s race number and the drink station you want them left at. Runners are encouraged to mark bottles with a ribbon or colour for easy identification.

They should be handed in to the Info Tent by 9am on race day.

The personal bottles will be set out in numerical order at the first table of the designated location.

No glass, metal or unsealed bottles will be accepted.


Timing mats will be located at each race start/finish line. Marathon/half marathon runners will receive split times at the marathon relay change points

Disposable timing chips are attached to the back of your race number and will record your time. Timing chips do not need to be returned.

Placegetter results only will be published after your race on the Info Desk board near the finish line. Timing results will be provided by age group category and will be based on participant's mat time.


In the interest of providing a safe and enjoyable event experience for all entrants please take in to account the following;

  • Keep to the left of the course to allow people to pass on the right
  • Be courteous to your fellow participants at all times
  • Please obey instructions from race officials, volunteers and traffic management at all times.


The finish area will offer the full post-race experience; where you can relax, soak up the atmosphere, refuel and enjoy celebrating your achievement with friends and family. You can make a day of it whilst cheering on other finishers, having a well-earned massage, enjoying the entertainment, local food and beverage.

Once you have crossed the finish line there will be water, sports drinks, bananas, medical facilities and a rest area available immediately should you require them.





this is a Maori acronym - In English it means


Awhitia: To embrace, cherish

Te rangatahi: The youth, young person

Akona: To learn, study, instruct, advise

Whakawhitia: To exchange, cross over, transfer

He ara hou: A new pathway

Atawhaitia: Give kind attention

Inaianei tonu: Right now, instantly