Start Location – Ocean Beach
The start is outside the Ocean Beach Surf Life Saving Club at Ocean Beach. Ocean Beach is a 40 minute drive from central Napier, follow the Waimarama Rd then turn onto Ocean Beach Rd and keep going to then end of the road and into the carpark. Take care as this road is quite narrow.
Drive in until you see the event HQ. Follow the parking signs as directed just follow the direction of the parking marshals. Park sensibly, being mindful of others.
Registration will be open from 7:30 am. Collect your timing number from the registration area as indicated.
This run takes place on private land. We have to abide by their rules of use and there is strictly NO DOGS ALLOWED!! Access beyond the carpark or beach is by permit only.
Briefing and Start Times
Registration will be open from 7:30 am. Collect your timing number from the registration area. This is where you return your timing chip to after your race also.
Briefings and start times have changed this year!
Half Marathon: Briefing 9:15am, start time is 9:30 am.
Medium Course: Briefing 9:45am, start time is 10:00am.
Short Course: Briefing 10:15am, start time is 10:30am.
The half marathon course will have a cut off at the bottom of the last hill. If you are unable to make this point by 12:00pm you will be not be permitted to continue on the course. If you can’t make this point in 2 1/2 hours you won’t be able to make the finish by the cut off time at 1:30pm.
Latest finish time for individual runners is 1:30 pm. Finishers after that time will be shown as DNF in the results.
All distances are approximate and within 5% +/- of the stated figure, give or take a bit. These are trail runs and the wrong place to look for precision. The courses are exacting, but not exact. That being said, the ½ marathons will be pretty close to being a half marathon.
Now this is a tricky one… As you are running across farm land, farmers don’t tend to have readily available name tags for their paddocks so it’s way too complicated to give you detailed instructions (for example run through the paddock go over the gate and um then run through the paddock and so on…) for this one so you’ll have to rely on the markers being in place. It’s not been a problem in the past, so all should be good. There will be arrows to turn you and pickets with tape on them so you can see where to go.
Half Marathon Course – Great Views!
From the start at Ocean Beach we run straight through the dunes for a short section before heading around the cricket pitch (yes thats correct!) past a lovely art feature and then out onto the main farm tracks. Once you are out on the farm tracks you will follow the arrows and track markers around the farm through a couple of course splits and come out at the far end of the beach.
From here you wind your way back through a combination of farm tracks and dunes etc, eventually coming out onto the beach for a lovely flat run back to the start finish area.
Medium Course ~ 13.5km Still nice views.
You will however get to turn off to the right before the last big hill climb and head back out onto the main farm tracks for a while before heading out onto the beach for a nice flat run back to the start finish area.
Short Course ~ 7.5km
You will however get to turn off to the right before any big hill climbs and head back out onto the beach for a nice flat run back to the start finish area.
Please do make sure you have read the general event information before you enter.
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Only online entries and definitely no entry on the day.
Only online entries and definitely no entry on the day. Late fee applies from Monday 4th September. Entries close at midnight on Friday 8th September. You cannot enter on the day!
Late entry fees apply from Monday 4th September.
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