Race date:   Saturday 16 May 2020
Distances:   Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km, 3km Kids Run
Start times:  7:45am for 10km, 8.00am for Half-Marathon, 8:15am for Marathon and 1:00pm for Kids Run 
Finish line:   Elephant Hill Estate & Winery
Athlete Check-In:  9:00am to 9:00pm Friday 15 May 2020 at the Napier Conference Centre, 48 Marine Parade, Napier.

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Entry fees

Event 5th Birthday Special
19 May 2019 – 30 Sep 2019
Early Fee
1 Oct 2019 - 31 Jan 2020
Regular Fee
1 Feb 2020 - 14 Apr 2020
Late Fee
15 Apr 2020 - 15 May 2020
  Price Price  inc. 8% Active Fee Price Price inc. 8% Active Fee Price Price inc. 8% Active Fee Price Price inc. 8% Active Fee
Marathon (18+ years) $132.90 $143.53 $143.20 $154.66 $151.40 $163.50 $161.70 $174.64
Half Marathon (16+ years) $81.40 $87.91 $91.70 $99.00 $102.00 $110.16 $112.30 $121.28
10km (7+ years) $46.35 $50.06 $51.50 $55.62 $56.65 $61.18 $66.95 $72.30
Kids Run (5-12 years) $20.60 $22.25 $20.60 $22.25 $20.60 $22.25 $25.75 $27.81

Please note: All entry fees are shown in New Zealand dollars and include GST. Online entries close 5pm 14 May 2020. Late entries will be accepted in person at registration, unless sold out prior.

Entry fee inclusions

  • Personalised Race Bib if entered prior to midnight 15th April 2020

  • Official Gear Bag

  • Timing Chip

  • Finishers medal (all distances)

  • Medical support/assistance

  • Aid stations on the course (with water, isotonic sports drink, toilets and first aid)

  • Post-event recovery area at the finish area with food and drink

  • Category Winners Prizes

Refunds and transfers

Key dates

16 February   50% refundable entry ends
29 March 25% refundable entry ends. No refunds after this date
15 April Cut off for personalised bib (midnight)
15 April Late Entry fee applies
14 May Online entries close, registration in person at Athlete Check-in only  
14 May Online distance transfers close
14 May Person to Person transfers close


If you cannot participate in the event, entry fee refunds requested up until 16 February 2020 will receive 50% of their entry fee. From 17 February 2020 to 29 March 2020, participants will receive 25% of their entry fee. After the 30 March 2020, entry fees are non-refundable and we cannot refund entry fees after this date. Requests for refunds must be notified to the organiser via email hawkesbaymarathon@ironman.com


Refund your entry

Please allow up to 7 days for your refund to be processed. The refund is automatically issued to the credit card originally used to pay for the registration. If this card has since been cancelled or has expired, please email hawkesbaymarathon@ironman.com

Transfer your entry to different event distance

Transfers between race distances can be made online up until 5pm 14 May 2020, or until the race is sold out. After this date, if you wish to transfer, this must be done in person at Athlete Check-in (subject to availability).

  • A transfer fee of $25.00 will be charged for all transfers between distances.
  • Please be aware that you cannot transfer to a sold out event.
  • If you decide to upgrade your event to a longer distance and space is available, you will need to pay the difference in entry fees.
  • If you decide to downgrade your event to a shorter distance and space is available, unfortunately we are not able to refund the difference in entry fees.

If you would like to transfer between race distances prior to 5pm 14 May 2020, please log in to your MyEvents Portal and select Change Event Category.


Transfer your entry to someone else

Participants can transfer their race entry to someone else up until 5pm 14 May 2020. No transfers will be accepted after this date.

  • A transfer fee of $25.00 will be charged to the withdrawing athlete.
  • Participants can formally transfer their entry to someone else within the same distance event already entered until 14 May 2020.
  • All Shuttle Bus tickets are non-refundable. The person purchasing the transferred entry will need to purchase new Shuttle Bus tickets at the time of the online transfer.
  • It is not possible to transfer your entry to someone else who is wanting to do a different distance event (i.e. Full Marathon to Half Marathon).
  • To transfer an entry to someone else, the initial registrant goes to myevents.active.com and logs in using their active.com account, finds the registration they wish to transfer and clicks the link ‘Transfer the registration to another athlete’, and then follows the necessary steps. Please note: the receiving athlete will need to pay for the entry fee in order for the transfer to process, then the original athlete will be refunded their entry fee less the $25.00 transfer fee.

**As stated in the Event Waiver, under no circumstance are you permitted to give your bib to another person. The safety of our athletes is paramount, therefore we need to ensure we have correct details of all our runners on course.

Group entries

Our Athlete Services team can assist with large group bookings (10+ participants). Please contact us at hawkesbaymarathon@ironman.com and let us know your requirements.

If your group is interested in other marathon events we have five incredible destination marathon events across Oceania that you may be interested in.

Please note, group bookings will not be accepted one month out from the event (16th April 2020). 

Sat, 16 May 2020