Pre Event Day Info

Important Event Information

Find everything you need to know about event day in one handy document!

Download the Event Info PDF here (1.2MB).

Race Day Check

  • Your race number (and pins to attach it)
  • Your timing bib with disposable transponder (attached)
  • Your transport booked/organised to your start line – you will be on a list of names at the bus
  • Official Gear bag for bag drop with bag tag on it
  • Weather appropriate clothing, plus sunscreen and cap.

There will be no replacement numbers or timing chips available at the race start areas.

Please pin your race number to the front of your t-shirt or running vest and make sure it is clearly visible. You must not use someone else’s number, nor let someone else use yours. Marshals will remove you from the race before you cross the finish line.


There will be plenty of parking at all event start lines and at the finish/event village. 

Marathon - We recommend parking in the one of the all-day parking zones around the Tauranga CBD.

Half Marathon - We recommend parking in the Blake Park car park, corner of Miro Street and Kawaka Street.

Quarter Marathon - We recommend parking in the Council Car Park at 62 Golf Road, Mount Maunganui or on the surrounding streets. 

6KM Run/Walk - We recommend parking on the surrounding streets.  

Road Closures

There will be a number of road closures around the course on event day so please plan your day and driving routes accordingly. See below for the list of full road closures/one lane closure. 

Full Road Closures (Saturday 7th October):

The Strand - Hamilton Street to No. 1 The Strand 6:00am 9am
The Strand - Spring St to Hamilton St 6am – 9am
Wharf St – Willow St to The Strand 5am – 9am
Harrington St – Willow St to The Strand 6am – 9am
Mclean St – Anson St to The Strand 6am – 9am
Drive Cres – Marsh St to The Strand 6am – 9am
Monmouth St – Willow St to Cliff Rd 6.00am – 8am
Park St – Willow St to Cliff Rd 6.00am – 8am
Brown St – Willow St to Cliff Rd 6.00am – 8am
Cliff Rd – Mission St to Monmouth St 6.00am – 8am
State Highway 2 On Ramp from Chapel St 6.30am – 7.30am
State Highway 2 Off Ramp to Chapel St 6.30am – 7.30am
Kawaka St – Tawa St to Miro St 6.30am – 8am
One Direction Closures (Saturday 7th October):
Kawaka St – Totara St to Miro St 6.30am – 8am (Westbound)
Mclean St – Willow St to Anson St 4am – 9am (Eastbound)\
Totara St – Hull Rd to Rata St 7.00am – 8am (Northbound)
Salisbury Ave – Victoria Rd to The Mall 7.00am – Midday (Westbound)
The Mall – Salisbury Ave to Adams Ave 7.00am – Midday (Northbound)
Adams Ave – The Mall to Marine Parade 7.00am – Midday (Eastbound)
Marine Parade – Adams Ave to Ocean Beach Rd 7.00am – 2pm (Southbound)
Ocean Beach Rd – Marine Parade to Yale St (7.00am – 2pm (Southbound)
Surf Rd – Full length Southbound 6.30am – 8.30am (Southbound)
Yale St – Ocean Beach Rd to Maranui St 7.00am – 2pm (Southbound)
Maranui St – Yale St to Papamoa Beach Rd 7.00am – 2pm (Southbound)
Papamoa Beach Rd – Maranui St to Grant Pl 7.00am – 2pm (Southbound)
Evans Rd – Papamoa Beach Rd – Gravatt Rd 7am – 8.30am (Southbound)

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and really appreciate your understanding.


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