Whitianga Marathon & Half Marathon – Rescheduled | Buffalo Beach Road, Whitianga Event
Whitianga Half Marathon

Whitianga Marathon & Half Marathon

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Event info

Event Date
October 15, 2022 - 6:00am to 3:00pm
End Date
October 15, 2022
(Original date: May 21, 2022)

Buffalo Beach Reserve
Buffalo Beach Road, Whitianga
Organiser Website

Event information may be subject to change. Please confirm details with event organisers.
Whitianga Half Marathon

This scenic course offers options for adults and children, walkers and runners. Get your friends and family training ready for a day of fun and energy! 

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  • Whitianga Marathon Leg 1 (Cooks Beach)
    The first 21km includes elevation changes (a nice word for hills up to 60 metres and one at 120 metres). The trail surface of the first 21km is 75% of hard packed trail and 25% of footpaths/roads.
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  • Whitianga Marathon Leg 2 (Whitianga) / 21km Half Marathon
    The trail surface is 50% hard packed trail and 50% footpath/roads
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  • Whitianga Marathon 10km Course Map
    This course is 100% flat. The track surface is 50% hard packed trail and 50% footpaths
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The Whitianga Marathon Course

Starting in Cooks Beach the Marathon course will showcase the views from the south side of the river, including Shakeseare cliff and a local avocado orchard. Clocks will stop for the ferry trip across the rive and then the second half of the course will follow the very scenic pathway looking out to the stunning Mercury Bay and then loop back around Whitianga township. Be prepared for a scenic course that shows off the Mercury Bay! 

  • Lots of fun participate or support the runners and walkers!
  • Stunning scenery courses follow Buffalo and Brophy's Beach, township, marina and estuary
  • Fantastic prizes up for grabs amazing spot prizes from local businesses
  • Prizegiving 
  • Volunteers welcome contact race organisers on the phone or email links on this page.

Environmentally friendly Aid Stations

Water and aid stations will be situated around the course with both water and electrolyte drinks. For environmental reasons, there will be no cups provided by the event so please ensure you bring your own cup or hydration pack.

Run and Walk Options  

Whether your a competitive or more leisurely athlete you choose the option that suits you!

  • Marathon 42km
  • Half Marathon 21km 
  • 10km 
  • 5km.

Kids Course Options

  • 2km kids beach dash (for under 16 years old) Get your kids training ready.

Event information may be subject to change, please check directly with event organisers. Contact details can be found via 'Organiser' link on left.

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