Pre Race Info
Location: Napier War Memorial Centre, 48 Marine Parade, Napier. Click for Google Map directions.
Opening hours: Friday 17 May 2024: 10:00am - 9:00pm*
Times scheduled to change.*
Athlete Check-in is compulsory for all participants. You will need to provide your Photo ID (preferably a drivers licence or passport) to collect your race number, timing chip and race pack.
Someone else may collect your race pack on your behalf, provided they have a copy of your registration confirmation email.
After Check-in you will also get the opportunity to peruse our Sports Expo, a major feature of your event weekend, which will include the ASICS merchandise stand and other sports and health exhibitors.
Athlete Run Guide
Our Athlete Run Guide is your one stop shop for everything you need to know about Runaway Hawke's Bay Marathon.
This will provide information needed for pre-event, race day and post event.
The 2023 Runners Guide is available to use as a guide for Race Day. A 2024 guide will be available prior to race day.
Hydration is an essential part to ensure your race day is a success.
PURE Electrolyte Hydration will be on course at all aid stations and contains the electrolytes sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium. It is formulated to replace electrolytes, provide fuel (5% carbohydrates) and hydrate while avoiding stomach upset.
The NZ Sotheby's International Realty Hawke's Bay Marathon will have PURE Electrolyte Lemon and PURE Electrolyte Superfruits on course.
With an event of this size, we rely on the goodwill of businesses and residents to help us make the event a success. To assist those that live or work near or on the course, we will produce a map of the traffic access plan, including road closures and parking restrictions that will be in place on Race Day. This will be available below closer to the event.