The 40th Anniversary Novotel Mountain to Surf Marathon will be held on Saturday 2nd March 2019!
This event is one of the longest “running” marathon events in New Zealand and is strongly supported by the locals, with sponsorship and participation. The event is also the Taranaki Marathon Championships.
This event was designed with the intention of becoming one of New Zealand’s fastest marathon courses. It is a net downhill course all on road starting at the high point of the Egmont National Park gates at approx 460m above sea level and finishing at the Marine Park in Waitara (sea level).
This year they are finishing in Waitara!
How to enter the Mountain to Surf
- Run 42.2km
- Run 42.2km
- Run 21.1km
- Run 5km
- Run 1km
Mountain to Surf routes
Set to the stunning backdrop of the the New Zealand countryside. The Marathon starts at Egmont National Park Gates. Racers will run down Egmont Road where they will pass Kaimiro and move onto Bedford Road and then Durham Rod where they will come to Inglewood. In Inglewood marathon runners will be directed through the town and will meet the start of the half marathon. Runners will leave Inglewood via Mountain Road, running to Devon Road (SH3) which will take the runners through Brixton in the process. Arriving in Waitara runners will be directed to the finish at the Marine Park with a view if the Taman Sea.
Aid stations will be located at regular intervals along the course. These aid stations will supply both water and Hammer Nutrition electrolyte (no electrolyte available at 4.5km aid station).
4.5km (water only), 9.0km, 14.5km, 19.4km, 21.1km, 25.3km, 30.0km, 35.0km, 40.0km and 42.2km
First Aid is provided on the course. They will have final say over whether a participant is safe to continue.
Mountain to Surf weather forecast
Clear throughout the day.
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