Air New Zealand Marathon

Course Details

Date Saturday 18 May 2019
Entry Fee Entry Info
Distance 42.195km
Start Time 9:00am
Start Line 350 Marine Parade, between Edwardes Street & Sale Street, Napier
Finish Line  
Minimum Age Must be 18 years of age on race day
Cut-off time

Due to course management and road closure restrictions there is a cut off point at 10km into the race and participants should have passed this point by 10:40am.  The course will officially be closed at 4:00pm

Timing Results

Timing results will be provided by age group category for both runners and walkers, and will be based on participant's mat time. The Marathon age group categories are as follows for men and women; 18-19 years, 20-29 years, 30-39 years, 40-49 years, 50-59 years, 60-69 years, 70+ years

Prize Money

Prize money will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall Men and Women. 1st - $3,000, 2nd - $1,500, 3rd - $750. Prize money will be awarded based on participant's gun time.


All Marathon finishers will receive a Finisher Medal. Non-monetary prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd placing in each age group category for Men and Women, and will be based on participant’s mat time. 

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Course Overview

Course Summary

Flat course, easy running. The course offers a unique mix of running terrain, with a combination of running on-road, bike trails and through vineyards.

The course takes in the highlights of the Hawkes Bay region including the start line on Marine Parade in Napier, running along the waterfront; Hawkes Bay cycle trails; quiet country roads; with the last 10km of the course running through private vineyards

* Course and start times are subject to change

Marathon Course

Course Description

The run starts on Marine Parade in Napier and heads south, turning onto Te Awa Avenue before heading inland at Kenny Road. Athletes will then head towards Meeanee via Eriksen Road and Awatoto Road. A left turn onto Brookfields Road will then lead athletes all the way to the first trail section along the North side of the Tutaekuri River towards the coast. After crossing underneath the State Highway, athletes will catch a glimpse of Cape Kidknappers before turning back inland along the South side of the Ngaruroro River. This trail section will lead all the way to the halfway point where athletes take a small diversion through the Pakowhai Country Park before re-joining the trail heading west towards Twyford. Athletes will leave the trail back onto tarmac to wind through Twyford before entering the Gimblett Gravels Wine District. From this point it’s largely trail all the way to the end through a combination of the vineyards, and farmland finishing through the Bridge Pa wine district to the finish line.

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