Event details

*Event details are subject to change*


Date Saturday 14 May 2022
Entry Fee View Entry Fees here
Distance 42.195km
Start Time Run: 8:15am Walk: 8:25am
Start Line Westshore, Napier 
Finish Line Elephant Hill Estate & Winery 
Minimum Age Must be 18 years of age on race day to compete
Cut-off Time Due to course management and road closure restrictions, the course will officially be closed at 4:00pm. Athletes must reach the following point on course to ensure you make the course closure at 4:00pm. Any competitors reaching this point after the cut off time will not be permitted to continue. 
Awatoto Road (13km) by 10:30am
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 runners across the finish line. 1st - $3,000, 2nd - $1,500, 3rd - $750.
Prizes All New Zealand Sotheby's International Realty Marathon finishers will receive a Finisher Medal. Non-monetary prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, 3rd placing in each running age group category for Men and Women, and will be based on participants mat time.
Walkers Walkers are welcome to enter the Marathon. Please adhere to all course cut off times and ensure walkers start at the back behind the runners and keep to the left at all times.
Race Rules The NZ Sotheby's International Realty Hawke's Bay Marathon is run under Drug Free Sport NZ Authority Regulations and the competitive and administrative rules of Athletics New Zealand. Please view the full list of race rules here.


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Course summary

Flat course, easy running. The course offers a unique mix of terrain, with 65% of the course on the smooth, hard-packed limestone Hawke’s Bay Cycle Trails and 35% on-road. 

The course takes in the best highlights of the Hawke’s Bay region including the start at Westshore in Napier and along Marine Parade. The Hawke’s Bay trails then take you past vineyards and orchards winding along riverbanks towards the ocean with views out towards Cape Kidnappers, finishing at the impressive Elephant Hill Estate & Winery. 


Course description

Runners start overlooking the Pacific Ocean at Westshore before winding their way past Ahuriri Marina towards Napier. Running along the iconic Marine Parade, the course then cuts inland via Te Awa Avenue and onto the Hawke’s Bay Trails. 

The course then heads past Maraenui Golf Course before leading runners back out towards the coast at Waitangi Regional Park. Runners then follow the Hawke’s Bay Trails along the Tutaekuri River. 

The course then heads south towards the Clive River and along the ocean front to the mouth of the Tukituki River. The course then curves along the east side of the Tukituki River towards Haumoana, before heading south along Beach Road and Clifton Road, taking in the views out to Cape Kidnappers, to discover the most stunning finish line at Elephant Hill Estate & Winery. 

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