2017 MARATHON

RACE INFORMATION

MARATHON

HALF MARATHON

QUARTER MARATHON

FUN RUN

ONEROA TRAIL

 

Distance (individuals): 42.2km
Distance (teams): Stage One - 14.1km; Stage Two - 7.3km; Stage Three - 9.8km; Stage Four - 11km

Start time: 10am
Finish time: 1.30pm-5pm

Start/finish line: Awapuni Stadium, in front of main building.

Course Map

COURSE SUMMARY

Mixed terrain consisting of: Sand (beach), formed tracks, sealed roads, walkways, gravel, cross country, coastal rocks, hills.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

denotes marshal locations

Start in Awapuni Sport Stadium. Start / Finish

Run through the main entance gateway on to Centennial Marine Drive 01

Turn right along Centennial Marine Drive on the “closed” section of road to Pacific Street 02

Turn right into Pacific Street and turn right again into Awapuni Road 03

Continue down Awapuni Road and turn right again into Stanley Road 04

Run along Stanley Road and turn right onto Centennial Marine Drive 05

Continue along Centennial Marine Drive going past the Awapuni Stadium Entrance. 01 Stay on the “right hand side” (RHS) of Centennial Marine Drive.

Just before the new Marine Navigation Beacon 06 turn right (as directed) through a roadside gate onto farmland.

Cross the paddock directly towards the concrete World War II Bunker 07. Turn left onto the stopbank that follows the Kopututea Stream though the Arai Farm.  There are gateways along the stopbank.  Continue along the stopbank (alongside the “back” Awapuni Road) past the Manager’s House to the stockyards 08

At the stockyards turn right though the roadside gateway to the “back” Awapuni Road. Immediately turn left though a large gravelled area which leads onto MacDonald Road.  Run west along MacDonald Road over the railway siding at the Juken NZ Ltd. Mill (RHS).  Continue to the Willows Road, Dunstan Road junction 09 
Turn right into Willows Road and run for just over 900 metres down to the marked “U” turn
10
Return to the Willows Road, Dunstan Road junction at MacDonald Road)
09 
Follow  Dunstan Road past the Ovation NZ Ltd. Meatworks to it’s end at a farm gate
11 go straightahead though the gateway at the stock race on to a formed farm track.
At the Waipaoa stopbank
11A go through the end gateway.  Turn left and climb up onto the stopbank. Climb over the fence onto the Gisborne to Wairoa Railway Line just before it’s crossing the Waipaoa River 11B
Climb over an other fence and then follow along the stopbank for 1.2 kilometres towards the coast to as far as the Trig Station APB3
12

Here, at the end of Centennial Marine Drive is the Relay Change Over Point between Stages 1 and 2 .

The course is then flagged to follow the sand dune track along Centennial Marine Drive for approximately 2.5 kilometres, to as far as the beach access at Pāokahu 13
As directed turn right onto Oneroa Beach.  Follow along the beach towards Gisborne for just over 4.5 kilometres; going past the new Marine Navigation Beacon, Pacific Street to the beach at the access way from the Millenium Wall Carpark 
14

Here, on the beach adjacent to the stadium, is the Relay Change Over Point between Stages 2 and 3.

Staying on the beach run for another 2 kilometres past Midway {Public Toilet} and Waikanae. {Public Toilet} 
Leave the beach at “The Cut”
15 near to the “Young Nick’s” Statue as directed. 
Run upriver along the Riverbank Walk / Cycle Way over the Waikanae Creek Bridge
16 along to the Watties Jetty 17 and on to the Railway Bridge over the Turanganui River 18 
Walk across the Railway Bridge – a course marshal will indicate where you can recommence running.
19 
Follow the railway lines behind the Tatapouri Sport Fishing Club and cross the Esplanade
20 into lower Crawford Road at the Soho Restaurant.  Run up Crawford Road, turn left up the walk / cycle ramp before turning right onto Rakiatane Road  21 
Run along the footpath on Rakiatane Road towards Kaiti Beach.  Stay  on the RHS of the Rakaiatane and Kaiti Beach Roads, pass the Cook Landing Site Monument (RHS) and the Log Processing Yard until reaching Kaiti Beach.
22 
Run onto the beach at the carpark.  The Gisborne Yacht Club Ramp
23 {Public Toilet} is the last road access point for 3.5 kilometes until Sponge Bay is reached along the coast.
Slow down and take great care in stepping across a 200 metre section of rounded papa rocks
24 around the first coastal headland. 25
Continue along some small beaches until reaching the rock causeway to Tuamotu Island.
26
Again, slow down and take great care in stepping across a 200 metre section of rounded papa rocks before leaving the shore.
27 
There is a very short climb up to an undulating 300m section of  “flagged” stock track (used by surfers) enabling runners to reach the Sponge Bay Carpark.
28 {Public Toilets}

Run back along Sponge Bay Road to it’s junction with Wainui Road. 29

This is the Relay Change Over Point between Stages 3 and 4.

Turn right through the gateways into the Defence Force Rifle Range.  Follow a formed farm track for 2 kilometes  to reach the top end of Wallis Road.  There are several gateways along this section.  Pass the rifle range (LHS) and a raupo pond.(RHS) 30 
Run uphill and bypass Ngata Pa Hill (LHS)
31 
Turn right and follow the track down to the road end
32 
Run down Wallis Road, turn left down Norwood Road to the Endcliffe Road / Titirangi Drive junction. 
33
Run up Titirangi Drive to the summit of Titirangi.
34
Run down Queens Drive to Pohoorawiri Marae.
35 
Turn left onto Ranfurly Street.
Turn left again onto Crawford Road.
36
Cross Rakaiatane Road
37  and run back down the walk / cycle ramp onto  Crawford Road, past Soho Restaurant. 20 
Cross the Esplanade and run back along the railway tracks around the habour.  Just past the Tatapouri Sport Fishing Club
38 take the walk / cycle way alongside Wainui Road. 
Be aware that only the Quarter Marathon Runners continue back over the Railway Bridge.
Just before the Gladstone Road Bridge
39  veer left to go under the bridge.  Continue (upriver) on the walk /cycle way to Rutene Road. 40
Turn left to cross the William Pettie Bridge.
41
At Ormond Road angle across the Marina {Public Toilets} taking the footpaths past the Gisborne District Council Offices to the steps at Fitzherbert Street.
42
Turn left to cross Peel Street Bridge on it’s LHS.
43
At Palmerston Road veer left to follow the River Bank Walk / Cycle way downriver to the railway bridge at Childer’s  Road.
18  
Stay on the Riverbank Walk  / Cycle Way and run towards Waikanae Beach,  back past the Watties Jetty
17 over the Waikanae Creek Bridge 16  
On the Oneroa Walk / Cycle Way bypass the Waikanae Motor Camp (RHS) 
Pass the Waikanae Surf Club / Grey Steet
43  
Stay on the walk / cycle way to it’s end
44 just before the Midway Surf Club. 
Turn left onto Centennial Marine Drive, stay on the left hand side of the road until reaching Stanley Road.
45 
Continue along the next section of Centennial Marine Drive “closed to traffic” until reaching the stadium gateway.
01
Enter the stadium and complete an anticlockwise circuit of the Athletic Track to the finish.
Start / Finish 

COURSE DISTANCES

LOCATION

Awapuni Sport Stadium / Start

Stadium Gate

Beach at access point from Millennium Wall Carpark

Rakaiatane Road / Kaiti Hill Track

Kaiti Beach past Yacht Club to Concrete Barrier

Sponge Bay Car Park

Sponge Bay Road / Rifle Range Track

Ngata Pa Hill Track / Wallis Road

Norwood Road / Endcliffe Road / Titirangi Drive

Titirangi Summit on Titirangi Drive / Queens Drive

Pohoorawiri Marae / Ranfurly Street

Rakaiatane Road / Crawford Road

Wainui Road / Esplanade /  Walk and Cycle Way

Childers Road / Walk and Cycle Way

Stadium Gateway

Finish

km

00.000

00.170

00.130

04.120

01.300

03.000

01.415

01.970

00.460

01.130

01.500

00.660

00.500

01.300

02.905

00.540

 TOTAL km

00.000

00.170

00.300

04.420

05.720

08.720

10.135

12.105

12.565

13.695

15.195

15.855

16.355

17.655

20.560

21.100

PAPAWHARIKI TRAIL

 

Distance (Individuals): 21.1km
Start time: 11.30am
Finish time: 1.10pm-3.30pm

Start/finish line: Awapuni Stadium, in front of main building.

Course Map

COURSE SUMMARY

Mixed terrain consisting of: Sand (beach), formed tracks, sealed roads, walkways, gravel, cross country, coastal rocks, hills.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

denotes marshal locations

Start in Awapuni Sport Stadium. Start / Finish
Run through the main entance gateway on to Centennial Marine Drive.
01 
Turn right and then left into the Millenium Wall Carpark.
01A
Follow the marked track to the beach and turn left on reaching the beach
14

This is the Relay Change Over Point between Stages 2 and 3 for the Marathon.

Run for 2 kilometres along the beach, past Midway {Public Toilet} and Waikanae. {Public Toilet}  
Leave the beach at “The Cut” 
05 near to the “Young Nick’s” Statue as directed. 
Run upriver along the Riverbank Walk / Cycle Way over the Waikanae Creek Bridge
16 along to the Watties Jetty 17 and on to the Railway Bridge over the Turanganui River 18 
Walk across the Railway Bridge – a course marshal will indicate where you can recommence running.
19
Follow the railway lines behind the Tatapouri Sport Fishing Club and cross the Esplanade
20 into lower Crawford Road at the Soho Restaurant. 
Run up Crawford Road, turn left up the walk / cycle ramp before turning right onto Rakiatane Road
21 
Run along the footpath on Rakiatane Road towards Kaiti Beach.

Stay  on the RHS of the Rakaiatane and Kaiti Beach Roads, pass the Cook Landing Site Monument (RHS) and the Log Processing Yard until reaching Kaiti Beach.  22
Run onto the beach at the carpark.  The Gisborne Yacht Club Ramp
23 {Public Toilet} is the last road access point for 3.5 kilometes  until Sponge Bay is reached. 
Slow down and take great care in stepping across a 200 metre section of rounded papa rocks
24 around the first coastal headland. 25 
Continue along some small beaches until reaching the rock causeway to Tuamotu Island.
26 
Again, slow down and take great care in stepping across a 200 metre section of rounded papa rocks before leaving the shore.
27 
There is  an undulating 300m section of  “flagged” stock track (also used by surfers) enabling runners to reach the Sponge Bay Carpark.
28 {Public Toilets} 
Run back along Sponge Bay Road to it’s junction with Wainui Road.
29

This is the Relay Change Over Point between Stages 3 and 4 for the Marathon.

Turn right through the gateways into the Defence Force Rifle Range.  Follow a formed farm track for 2 kilometres  to reach the top end of Wallis Road. There are several gateways along this section.  Pass the rifle range (LHS) and a raupo pond .(RHS) 30  
Run uphill and bypass Ngata Pa Hill (LHS)
31 
Turn right and follow the track down to the road end
32
Run down Wallis Road, turn left down Norwood Road to the Endcliffe Road / Titirangi Drive junction.
33 
Run up Titirangi Drive to the summit of Titirangi.
34 
Run down Queens Drive to Pohoorawiri Marae.
35 
Turn left onto Ranfurly Street.  Turn left again onto Crawford Road.
36  Cross Rakaiatane Road 37 and run back down the walk / cycle ramp onto  Crawford Avenue past Soho Restaurant.  20 
Cross the Esplanade and run back along the railway tracks around the habour.

Just past the Tatapouri Sport Fishing Club 38 take the walk / cycle way alongside Wainui Road.
Be aware that only the Quarter Marathon Runners continue back over the Railway Bridge. 
Just before the Gladstone Road Bridge
39  veer left to go under the bridge.  Continue (upriver) on the walk /cycle way to Rutene Road. 40 
Turn left to cross the William Pettie Bridge.
41
At Ormond Road angle across the Marina {Public Toilets} taking the footpaths past the Gisborne District Council Offices to the steps at Fitzherbert Street.
42 
Turn left to cross Peel Street Bridge on it’s LHS.
43 
At Palmerston Road veer left to follow the River Bank Walk / Cycle way downriver to the railway bridge at Childers  Road.
18  
Stay on the Riverbank Walk  / Cycle Way and run towards Waikanae Beach,  back past the Watties Jetty
17 over the Waikanae Creek Bridge 16  
On the Oneroa Walk / Cycle Way bypass the Waikanae Motor Camp (RHS) 
Pass the Waikanae Surf Club / Grey Steet
43  
Stay on the walk / cycle way to it’s end
44 just before the Midway Surf Club. 
Turn left onto Centennial Marine Drive, stay on the left hand side of the road until reaching Stanley Road.
45 
Continue along the next section of Centennial Marine Drive “closed to traffic” until reaching the stadium gateway. 
01
Enter the stadium and complete an anticlockwise circuit of the Athletic Track to the finish.
Start / Finish

COURSE DISTANCES

LOCATION

Awapuni Sport Stadium / Start

Stadium Gate

Beach at access point from Millennium Wall Carpark

Rakaiatane Road / Kaiti Hill Track

Kaiti Beach past Yacht Club to Concrete Barrier

Sponge Bay Car Park

Sponge Bay Road / Rifle Range Track

Ngata Pa Hill Track / Wallis Road

Norwood Road / Endcliffe Road / Titirangi Drive

Titirangi Summit on Titirangi Drive / Queens Drive

Pohoorawiri Marae / Ranfurly Street

Rakaiatane Road / Crawford Road

Wainui Road / Esplanade /  Walk and Cycle Way

Childers Road / Walk and Cycle Way

Stadium Gateway

Finish

km

00.000

00.170

00.130

04.120

01.300

03.000

01.415

01.970

00.460

01.130

01.500

00.660

00.500

01.300

02.905

00.540

 TOTAL km

00.000

00.170

00.300

04.420

05.720

08.720

10.135

12.105

12.565

13.695

15.195

15.855

16.355

17.655

20.560

21.100

PUHI-KAI-ITI TRAIL

 

Distance (Individuals): 10.55km
Start time: 12.30pm
Finish time: 1.15pm-2.15pm

Start/finish line: Awapuni Stadium, in front of main building.

Course Map

COURSE SUMMARY

Mixed terrain consisting of: Formed tracks, sealed roads, walkways, gravel, hill climb.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

denotes marshal locations

Start in Awapuni Sport Stadium. Start / Finish
Run through the main entance gateway on to Centennial Marine Drive.
01
Turn right and then left into the “Millenium Wall” Carpark. 
01A  Follow the marked track to the beach 14

This is the Relay Change Over Point between Stages 2 and 3 for the Marathon.

Turn left along the beach running towards Midway and Waikanae. 
Leave the beach at Waikanae, at “The Cut”
15  near to the “Young Nick’s” Statue as directed. 
Run upriver along the Riverbank Walk / Cycle Way over the Waikanae Creek Bridge
16 along to the Watties Jetty 17 and on to the Railway Bridge over the Turanganui River 18 
Walk across the Railway Bridge – a course marshal will indicate where you can recommence running.
19
Follow the railway lines behind the Tatapouri Sport Fishing Club and cross the Esplanade
20 into Crawford Avenue (Lower Crawford Road) at the Soho Restaurant. 
Run up Crawford Avenue.  Turn left up the walk / cycle ramp before turning right onto Rakiatane Road
21 
Run along the footpath on Rakiatane Road towards Kaiti Beach. Cross the road at the Eastland Port Offices.
46 - Just before the Cook Landing Site Monument) 
Go through the gateway and run up the main Kaiti Hill Track.  At the hard right bend  immediately above the “Works War Monument there will be a course marshal
47 
Take the level track to the left of the set of steps there, along to the first carpark up Kaiti Hill on Queen’s Drive.
48 
Turn left from the carpark, down Queen’s Road past Pohoorawiri Marae.
35
Turn left onto Ranfurly Street. 
Turn left again onto Crawford Road.
36  Cross Rakaiatane Road 37 and run back down the walk / cycle ramp onto Crawford Avenue, past Soho Restaurant.  20 
Cross the Esplanade and follow back along the railway lines. 
Just past the Tatapouri Sport Fishing Club be aware that the Marathon and Half Marathon Runners will veer left onto the Wainui Road footpath to go around the Marina Circuit.
38
The Quarter Marathon Runners continue along the railway lines to the railway bridge.
19 
Walk across the Railway Bridge.
18  Turn left onto the Riverbank Walk  / Cycle Way and recommence running towards Waikanae Beach.
Stay on the Riverbank Walk  / Cycle Way and run towards Waikanae Beach,  back past the Watties Jetty
17 over the Waikanae Creek Bridge 06  
On the Oneroa Walk / Cycle Way bypass the Waikanae Motor Camp (RHS) 
Pass the Waikanae Surf Club / Grey Steet
43  
Stay on the walk / cycle way to it’s end
44 just before the Midway Surf Club. 
Turn left onto Centennial Marine Drive, stay on the left hand side of the road until reaching Stanley Road.
45 
Continue along the next section of Centennial Marine Drive “closed to traffic” until reaching the stadium gateway.
01
Enter the stadium and complete an anticlockwise circuit of the Athletic Track to the finish.
Start / Finish

COURSE DISTANCES

LOCATION

Awapuni Sport Stadium / Start

Stadium Gate

Beach at access point from Millennium Wall Carpark

Rakaiatane Road / Kaiti Hill Track

Climb to the bend above  Works War Monument

Carpark

Pohoorawiri Marae / Ranfurly Street

Rakaiatane Road / Crawford Road

Wainui Road / Esplanade /  Walk and Cycle Way

Childers Road / Walk and Cycle Way

Stadium Gateway

Finish

km

00.000

00.170

00.130

04.120

00.450

00.310

00.490

00.660

00.500

00.275

02.905

00.540

 TOTAL km

00.000

00.170

00.300

04.420

04.870

05.180

05.670

06.330

06.830

07.105

10.010

10.550

AWAPUNI TRAIL

 

Distance (Individuals): 3.1km
Start time: 11.30am
Finish time: 11.45am-12.15pm

Start/finish line: Awapuni Stadium, in front of main building.

Course Map

COURSE DESCRIPTION

denotes marshal locations

Start in Awapuni Sport Stadium Start / Finish
Run through the main entrance gateway on to Centennial Marine Drive.
01
Turn right along Centennial Marine Drive to Pacific Street.
49
Turn right along Pacific Street to Awapuni Road.
50
Turn right along Awapuni Road to Stanley Road.
51
Turn right along Stanley Road to Centennial Marine Drive.
45
Run along  Centennial Marine Drive and back into the stadium gateway
01 though the main gate.
Complete an anticlockwise circuit of the Athletic Track to the finish.
Start / Finish

COURSE DISTANCES

LOCATION

Awapuni Sport Stadium / Start

Stadium Gate

Centennial Marine Drive / Pacific Street

Pacific Steet / Awapuni Road

Awapuni Road / Stanley Road

Stanley Road / Centennial Marine Drive

Stadium Gateway

Finish

km

00.00

00.17

00.65

00.18

01.04

00.15

00.37

00.54

 TOTAL km

00.00

00.17

00.82

01.00

02.04

02.19

02.56

03.10

ATAWHAI

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