Queens Birthday Weekend Sunday 4th June 2017
Competitors will all start from the Copthorne Hotel in Waitangi where the Explore Paihia Half Marathon 21km 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.
Now with our 12km and 5km course's those who do not wish to tackle the half marathon will still get to enjoy parts of the long course too.
Our Corporate Star competition will be new in 2017. Sponsor a staff member as your Corporate Star and they will get a unique race bib with your company logo and name on it, a logo and link on our homepage to yours, race day mentions, $50 of your entry will go towards a spot prize or gift voucher to be drawn out at prize giving and the winning corporate star will get the below-engraved trophy to take back to the office to display with pride.
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)