Pre Race Info

Athlete Check-in

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

Location: Napier Conference Centre, 48 Marine Parade, Napier, 4110

Opening hours:

    • Friday 17 May: 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 confirmation email and your Photo ID. View the Athlete Check-in Map below or click here

Athlete Check-in Map

Rego Map

Race Day Check

Good morning Race Day

Race morning

  • Your race number (and pins to attach it)
  • Your shuttle bus wrist band if you have booked the Shuttle Bus service
  • Event bag for bag drop with bag tag on it
  • Weather appropriate clothing, plus sunscreen and cap.

You do not need to wear trail shoes as the course is smooth, easy, hard packed trails.

There will be no replacement numbers or timing chips available at the race start areas. Please ensure you have completed the back of your race number with your name, any medical conditions and a contact name and phone number (other than your own) in case of emergency.

Please pin your race number to the front of your T-shirt or running vest and make sure it is clearly visible. You must not use someone else’s number, nor let someone else use yours. Marshals will remove you from the race before you cross the Finish Line.

Your race number carries your disposable timing chip which is your unique timing device for the race. You must wear your race number to be classified as a starter and a finisher of the race and have your time recorded. Timing chips do not need to be returned.


Beginner 10km Run

Intermediate 10km Run

Beginner Half Marathon program

Intermediate Half Marathon program

Beginner Full Marathon program

Intermediate Full Marathon program


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Event Shuttle Service

Make your race day easy and stress-free with our event shuttle bus service. The following services will be available to purchase should you choose to let us take care of your transport on the day. 

If you didn't book this service when you entered, you can log in to your My Events Portal to make additional purchases under your profile. Please note, this service has limited numbers and is available until they are sold out.

All times are subject to change


From To First Bus Departure Last Bus Departure
Napier - 230 Marine Parade  Half Marathon Start * 6:30am 7:15am
  10km Start * 5:45am 6:45am

Hastings iSite
cnr Russell St & Heretaunga St

Marathon Start ** 7:30am
  Half Marathon Start ** 7:00am
  10km Start ** 6:30am

Havelock North iSite
cnr Te Mata Road

Marathon Start ** 7:30am
  Half Marathon Start * 7:00am 7:30am
  10km Start ** 6:30am


From To First Departure Time Last Departure Time
Finish Line All start lines ***  10:00am 4:00pm
Finish Line Hasting iSite and Havelock North iSite **** 10:00am 4:00pm


Please note: 

* Shuttle buses will leave when full, so a small delay in departure may be experienced to allow for seats to be filled.

** Based on the current numbers booked this will be a single service, but we will revise this as additional bookings are received.

*** A shuttle bus will depart on this route approx. every 15mins throughout the day (or when full).

**** A shuttle bus will depart on this route approx. every hour on the hour throughout the day (or when full). 


Marathon start line

Marathon Parking

There is a large car park available for parking on Marine Parade, which will be open on race morning.

Half Marathon start line

half park

If you choose to drive to the half marathon start, there will be car parking available on Rangitane Road.


10km Start Line

10km Parking 2

If you choose to drive to Gimblett Gravels for the 10km start, there is car parking available near the start line.

Finish Line

Sileni 2

There is car parking available for both athletes and spectators.

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 will produce a map of the traffic access plan, including road closures and parking restrictions that will be in place on Saturday 18 May 2018.

Once finalised, closer to the event date we will publish this plan so you can familiarise yourself with the information, and share this with others, so you understand how the event and the associated road closures may affect you.

2018 Road Closures