Race Information


18TH July 2021 – Runners/Team Runners start at 8.00am. Walkers/Team Walkers and Composite teams at 8.05 am.



Coastal Taranaki School gymnasium – 92 Carthew Street, Okato will be Race Headquarters – all on the day enquires will be dealt with there.



To enter the half marathon or team half marathon each participant must be 14 years of age and above.  Participants between the ages of 14 to 18 years must be accompanied by an adult.



The start location is on Oxford Road, Okato.



The finish of the half marathon and teams event will be on Anglers Avenue, Bayly Road, Warea.

Parking will be available on Anglers Ave, Warea as directed by marshals.   For competitor’s safety, Bayly Road will be a one way road during the event.  Exiting vehicles will be guided by marshals to leave the Boat Club via the Coast Road to Pungarehu.



The team changeover is at the top of Mid Newall Road at the 10.7km mark. There is plenty of road space to park here and a portaloo will be available. The second team member will then walk/run 10.4km to the finish. If you are entering as a two person composite team, the first leg is a compulsory walk and the second leg is a compulsory run. For all team events team member one can run/walk across the finish line with team member two so that both receive a medal and or spot prize together.



8.00am - 12.00 pm              



All competitors are asked to congregate within the Coastal Taranaki School grounds directly outside the school gymnasium on Carthew Street by 7.30 am for the race briefing or inside the gymnasium if the weather is wet. All competitors must attend this briefing. You will then be guided to the start line as a group by race marshals.



You can view our race map on our website: www.capeegmonthalf.com. There is also a copy of the map on the back of this form.



All competitors will be allocated with a race number.  Competitors who have entered prior to the event must pick up their race pack between 2pm-4pm on Saturday 17th of July from the Shoe Clinic New Plymouth – 87 Devon Street East, New Plymouth. Only competitors that are entering on the day will be issued with a race number on the morning of the event.  The race number is to be pinned to the front of your shirt.  Please record any medical condition/s you may have on the reverse of the race bib.



Medals are awarded to all half marathon competitors who finish the event.



Half Marathon drink stations will be approximately at the 4 km, 10km and 15km mark.



Parking at the start line will be available on Carthew Street, Okato and within the Okato Township. Parking at the finish line will be on Anglers Ave, Warea as directed by marshals.



Toilets will be available at the start at the Coastal Taranaki School Gymnasium on Carthew Street, Okato and at the finish at the Cape Egmont Boat Club. Portaloos will be available at the team change over spot on Mid Newall Road.



Transport will be available back to the start in Okato for those that need it.  Please specify on your entry form overleaf whether you require transport.  A donation would be appreciated.



Hot food will be available at the finish to purchase via a food truck as will coffee at Race Headquarters and later at Anglers Avenue.


Random spot prizes will be given out to those participants who have completed and crossed the finish line. You will be notified at the finishers tent as to whether you have won a prize or not.  Each team member is eligible for a spot prize.  If you do not run/walk in the race, you are not eligible for a spot prize.


For safety reasons baby buggies, pets and earphones are prohibited.  This will be strictly enforced.  Any competitor wearing earphones will be withdrawn from the event.



All competitors compete at their own risk.  Our committee accept no responsibility as detailed on the terms and conditions and declaration signed at entry.



In extreme weather the event may be cancelled at any time with no refunds. At COVID-19 Alert level 3 or 4, or due to any other restrictions that would mean public safety would be compromised (including regional border restrictions), the event may be cancelled in which case participants will have the options of transferring their entry to the following year, entering the virtual half marathon or treating it as a donation to the Taranaki Cancer Society.



No refunds will be made unless the organisers are notified in writing by the 12th of June 2021.  No refunds will be available after this date. Refunds will incur a 25% administration fee, based on entry fee paid.


All competitors, spectators and support crew are warmly invited to the Cape Egmont Boat Club. On entry all non-members of the Cape Egmont Boat Club are to sign in on arrival.    


COVID 19  

This event will not take place if New Zealand is in COVID-19 Alert Levels 3 or 4, or for any other reason enforced by the Government at the time.


At COVID-19 Alert level 2 event participants, volunteers and spectators will be limited to residents within Taranaki Half marathon and team event participation limited to groups of 100 (excluding official and volunteers. Spectators will be limited to 100 people in nominated designated areas where physical distancing measures of 2 metres will be applied. Face coverings are encouraged for all people. We will limit the amount of people in the Coastal School Gymnasium when registering.  Use of all toilets at event venues will be staggered. The pre-race briefing will take place outside the school gym.  There will be no on the day entries. We will stagger that start of events so that there are no more than one hundred people or less. At the finisher’s tent competitors will be asked to be two metres away from event volunteers, we will provide a visual or physical barrier for this. Transport back to Okato via the bus provided will still be available, but the number of people on each trip will be limited. All passengers are asked to wear a face mask which will be provided. Competitors and spectators will be asked to leave the finish as soon as they are able. We will have a QR code for the New Zealand COVID-19 tracer app and a paper sign in will be available at our event locations. We will have adequate amounts of sanitizer stations.