The Hits Half Marathon

Course Details

Date Saturday 22nd September 2018
Entry Fee View entry fees
Distance 21.1km Run/Walk
Start Time 10:30am (Run), 10:35am (Walk)
Start Line Coronation Park, Maunganui Road, Mt Maunganui
Finish Line The Strand, Tauranga Waterfront
Minimum Age Must be 16 years of age on race day
Aid Stations 2.7km, 8km, 13.8km, 18.1km. All aid stations will have water and electrolyte sports drink. Aid stations at 13.8km and 18.1km will have sweets to get you home. All aid stations will have a toliet. 
Pacers 1hr 30mins, 1hr 40mins, 1hr 50mins, 2hrs
Cut-off time The following support stations must be reached to ensure you make the course closure at 2:30pm:
- Kulim Park (8.5km) 12:00pm
- Beginning of the Daisy Hardwick Walkway (12km) 12:40pm
- Maharaia Winata Park (Judea Rugby Club)(15km) 1:15pm
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 Hits Half marathon age (age on race day) group categories are as follows for men and women; Under 17, 18-34 years, 35-39 years, 40-44 years, 45-49 years, 50-54 years, 55-59 years, 60-64 years, 65-69 years, 70-74 years, 75+ years. 
All The Hits half marathon finishers will receive a finisher medal. Product prizes are offered for the top 3 male and females overall runners and walkers. These prizes will be awarded from gun time. Read more information on prize money.
Trophies awarded for top overall male and female in the run/walk category. These prizes will be awarded from gun time.
Walkers Walkers are welcome to enter The Hits half marathon. The walking category is for participants who intend to walk the entire course and compete against other ‘walkers’. If you intend to run even one step on the course please register as a ‘runner’. Please ensure walkers start at the back behind the runners and keep to the left at all times.

Course Map

TIM Half Marathon Course Map

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Course Summary

Beginning in Coronation Park, there’s an easy start to spread out and get in the groove, then it’s up and over the Tauranga Bridge to the water’s edge on the other side. Be inspired by spectacular views as you make your way along the coast to Fergusons Park and back. Finally, meander through the Daisy Hardwick boardwalk and estuary section, before finishing on the main street in Tauranga, where you will be awarded your finishers medal.


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