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 discouraged.
In the interest of providing a safe and enjoyable event experience for all entrants please take in to account the following;
Timing mats will be located at all start lines and at the finish line.
Additionally, Marathon runners will receive a split time at 10.1kms in, the half way point (21.1km), at 10.9kms to go (31.3km) and at 5.2kms to go (37km).
Half marathon runners will receive a split time at the 10.2kms to go (10.9kms) and at 5.2kms to go (15.9kms).
10km runners will receive a split time at 4.8kms to go (5.2km).
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 for each race on the Info Desk Board at the finish line. All timing results will be available online by age group category and will be based on participant's mat time.
In order to ensure a smooth start for all runners, seeded start zones will be in place at the start line of each event. Entrants are asked to assemble in the appropriate zone depending on their expected finish time. All walkers must be at the end of the start line to ensure runners are not hindered. Please look for the expected finish time signage marked in the start area.
There will be a bag drop service available at the start area of each race.
Only event Race bags can be used at Bag Drop (i.e. not a sports bag) and must be accompanied by the race number bag tag sticker given at Athlete Check-in. Please ensure your race bag has the race tag sticker attached before you drop it off at the designated bag drop area. Any gear left at the start lines or discarded and left at any point on the course will be collected and donated to Charity. You must NOT drop any gear at aid stations or anywhere on the course for later retrieval.
Your Event race bags will be transported to the finish line and will be available for you to collect when you complete your race. Please collect your bag by 4:30pm Saturday 18 May 2019 before you leave the Event Hub. Any remaining gear will be held at the event office until 1:00pm Sunday 19 May 2019, and if not collected by this time will be donated to Charity.
Each event will be well supported with Aid stations located across the courses for all distances. Aid stations will provide water, isotonic sports drink, toilet facilities and first aid.
All Personal drinks must be clearly labelled and delivered to Athlete Check-in at the Napier Conference Centre prior to 9:00pm Friday 17th May.
All Personal refreshment must be generic and cannot be specific to an individual aid station, as the organisers cannot guarantee that these will be delivered in the correct order. There are 10 Aid Stations on the Full Marathon course and 6 Half Marathon Aid Stations in which you can supply a personal drink to.
Runners are encouraged to mark bottles with a ribbon or colour for easy identification.
No glass or metal bottles will be accepted.
All left over bottles will be discarded and will not be available to be picked up post-race
To ensure your support crew, family and friends can see you out there on the event course and cheer you on, we have identified three great spectator viewing locations. Please view the Spectator Map and familiarise yourself with the best way to get around the course as a spectator and the access points for spectators.
There will be a number of road closures in the Hawke's Bay Area on event day. We will publish a road closure map closer to event day so you can familarise yourself with these closures and plan your day and driving routes accordingly.
Join us at the finish line area to relax post race. Here you can see participants finish, soak up the event atmosphere and indulge in the delicious Food and Wine Festival. We have invited a variety of local artisan food vendors along to keep your full and hydrated throughout the day so you can sit back, relax and enjoy!