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Route description
Route description

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.

Logistics and schedule

Start Times:

Marathon/Marathon Teams - Walkers 6.30 am | Runners 7.30 am

Half Marathon - Walkers: 9.35 | Runners: 9.30 am

5 km Run/Walk - Walkers: 10.30 am | Runners: 10.30 am

Kids (1km) - 12.00 pm

Event Dinner- 5.30 pm

Prize giving - 6.40 pm


Race numbers and race packs will be available for collection from Novotel, New Plymouth, on Friday 1st March (5:30 pm – 8.30pm). Photo ID will be required.

Cut off Times

Due to traffic management limitations, and use of volunteers at aid stations, participants have until 1.30 pm to complete the events.

Runners expected to take greater than 6 hours are asked to contact the organisers and start at 6.30 AM with the walkers to ensure completion of the event.

Timing Chip and Race Number

Race numbers must be worn high on your chest and be visible at all times. They must not be cut or folded.

Your race number has a disposable electronic Timing Transponder stuck on the back. Do not trim or fold the number, or tamper with the transponder in any way.

The Timing Transponder is programmed to your name, event and the correct start time. Do not mix up your race number with another participant, and make sure you start with the correct event.

The timing transponder is disposable.

Pre-Race Briefings

A pre-race briefing will be held at the start of every event. All entrants must attend.

Free Shuttle Bus

Free shuttle buses will leave at:

Marathon Walkers

New Plymouth - Novotel Hotel: 5.30 AM, Waitara: 5.30 AM

Marathon Runners

New Plymouth - Novotel Hotel: 6.30 AM, Waitara: 6.30 AM

½ Marathon Entrants

New Plymouth - Novotel Hotel: 8.15 AM, Waitara: 8.15 AM

After the event, buses will depart from Waitara to New Plymouth at the following times: 12.30 pm and 1.45 pm.

Participants will have to advise when entering if they are intending on using this service.

No vehicles will be permitted past Kaimiro Hall (4km from the start) after 7.00am. Drivers travelling up Egmont Road must take extreme care as walkers will be on the road from 6.30 AM.


Spectators are always are encouraged to cheer on the runners. Because the race is run along many country roads the Finish and Starting area are the best areas for spectating

How to get there

Egmont National Park, Taranaki, New Zealand

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