On Sunday the 4th of June 2017 (Queens Birthday Weekend) you will all start from the Copthorne Hotel in Waitangi where the Explore Paihia Half Marathon course takes you along Paihia waterfront through Waitangi and the stunning Haruru Falls bush track to the waterfalls. When you pass the Waitangi Golf course on Tau Henare Drive you are wowed by the magical views of the Bay of Islands.
With our 12km and 5km courses those who do not wish to tackle the half marathon will still get to enjoy parts of the long course.
On the start line you will be treated to an unforgettable spine tingling performance by a local Maori Cultural Group before sending the 12km groups off first. At the end every finisher will be presented with a keepsake medal to congratulate you on your efforts.
Prize giving and the after party will be from 4pm at the Alongside Bar in Paihia where podium finishers will receive their special medals and trophies with spot prizes and the major spot prize a $1000 travel voucher being drawn then too. (you have to be there to be eligible to win any prizes)