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Hawkes Bay International Marathon

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Run away to the Hawke's Bay for an all new running festival incorporating 42km, 21km, 10km and 3km kids run options.

Take in the best highlights of the region, with flat easy running through local cycle trails, vineyards, olive groves, quiet country roads - all finishing at the impressive Sileni Estates Winery where you can celebrate your efforts in style.

How to enter the Hawkes Bay International Marathon


    Run 42km

    Run 21km
  3. 10KM

    Run 10km
  4. KID'S RUN

    Run 3km

Event Details

What’s Included

Entry fee inclusions

  • Personalised Race Bib if entered prior to 5pm 29th April 2019
  • Official Gear Bag
  • Timing Chip
  • Finishers medal (all distances)
  • Medical support/assistance
  • Aid stations on the course (with water, isotonic sports drink, toilets and first aid)
  • Post-event recovery area at the finish area with food and drink
  • Category Winners Prizes


Raceday Logistics

Bag Drop

There will be a Bag Drop service available at the start area of each race. Only event Race Bags can be used at Bag Drop (i.e. not a sports bag) and must be labelled with the bag tag attached to your race bib given at Athlete Check-In. Please ensure your Race Gag is labelled before you drop it off at the designated bag drop area. Any gear left at the start line, or discarded and left at any point on the course will be collected and donated to Charity. You must NOT drop any gear at aid stations or anywhere on the course for later retrieval.

Your event Race Bags will be transported to the Event Hub at Elephant Hill Estate & Winery and will be available for you to collect when you complete your race. Please collect your bag by 4:30pm Saturday 18 May before you leave the Event Hub. Any remaining gear will be held at Elephant Hill Estate & Winery until 1:00pm Sunday 19 May, and if not collected by this time will be donated to Charity.


Race Rules

Event Exclusions

Due to Health and Safety, wheeled conveyances (including wheelchairs, baby buggies, scooters, bikes, inline skates) cannot be used for all events. Accompanying animals are not allowed on the course. Headphones and personal music devices are strongly discouraged.

Event-Cut Off Times

Marathon course cut-off times: – Athletes must reach the Brookfield’s Bridge by (15km from the start) by 10:45am, Competitors who do not make these cut off times will unfortunately not be permitted to continue due to time constraints and the need to reopen the roads.

Official event closure time: Due to course management and road closure restrictions, the course will officially be closed to all runners and walkers at 4:00pm. We welcome walkers in the Marathon, Half Marathon and 10km distances. We ask all walkers to start behind the runners in the designated section at the start line and give way to runners at all times.

Health & Safety

In the interest of providing a safe and enjoyable event experience for all entrants please take in to account the following.

The course is on smooth hard packed trails and roads that are closed or partially closed to general traffic. These roads will be managed by Traffic Management specialists and where feasible local residents and businesses will be allowed controlled access on closed roads.

  • Please be aware of your surroundings at all times.
  • Keep to the left of the course to allow people to pass on the right.
  • Be courteous to your fellow participants at all times.
  • Please obey instructions from race officials, volunteers and traffic management at all times.

If you have to withdraw from the race please make your way to the next Aid Station and inform the race officials. If you are unable to continue due to a medical emergency, please ask your fellow competitors to inform the next visible race official or volunteer who will be able to inform medical services of your location.

Aid Stations

Athletes are well supported with aid stations located on course for all distances. Aid stations will provide water, Electrolyte sports drink, toilet facilities and first aid.

There will be 11 aid stations on the marathon course, 6 on the half-marathon course and 4 on the 10km course.

Personal drinks

Personal Drinks will be distributed to all aid stations for marathon and half marathon runners only. The bottles must be marked clearly with runner’s race number and the drink station you want them left at. Runners are encouraged to mark bottles with a ribbon or colour for easy identification.

Bottles must be handed in at Athlete Check-In on Friday 17 May. The personal bottles will be set out in numerical order at the first table of the designated aid stations. No glass, metal or unsealed bottles will be accepted.

Hawkes Bay International Marathon weather forecast

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

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