Athlete Check-In

Athlete Check-In is compulsory for all participants. You will collect your race number, and official gear bag.

Location: Napier War Memorial Centre, 48 Marine Parade, Napier. Click for Google Map directions.

Opening hours: Friday 13 May 2022: 9:00am - 9:00pm

*If you cannot make it to Athlete Check-In, a friend or family member can collect your race pack on your behalf providing they can show us a copy of your registration confirmation email.


Personal drinks

Personal Drinks will be distributed to all aid stations for marathon and half 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.

Bottles must be handed in at Athlete Check-In on Friday 13 May. The personal bottles will be set out in numerical order at the first table of the designated aid stations. No glass, metal or unsealed bottles will be accepted.

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Partner Expo

The Partner Expo will be open during Athlete Check-In and entry is FREE!

There will be a range of retailers there to assist with your pre event needs, including the ASICS Merchandise stand and a team doing strapping for $5/service.

Mobile App

The Runaway Marathon Series mobile app is a fantastic tool for both athletes and supporters. It includes key information on all that is happening at the New Zealand Sotheby's International Realty Hawke's Bay Marathon, including maps and an athlete tracker so you can follow your friends.

Download via your App store below.

Apple Store        Google play

Event Shuttle Service

Our transportation options will be confirmed later in the year. Please check back for more details.

Road closures

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 have produced a map of the traffic access plan, including road closures and parking restrictions that will be in place on Saturday 14 May 2022.

Please familiarise yourself with the information, and share this with others, so you understand how the event and the associated road closures may affect you. Click here to view and download the 2021 road closure map. This map will be confirmed closer to the 2022 event date.