12th July 2020 - Runners/Team Runners start at 8.00 am. Walkers/Team Walkers and Composite teams at 8.05
C\oastal Taranaki School gymnasium - 92 Carthew Street, Okato will be Race Headquarters - all on the day enquiries 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 will be approximately fifty metres in front of the 100 km sign 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 marshalls. For competitors 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 to go home.
The team change over will be at top of mid Newall Rd at the 10.5 km mark. There is plenty of road space to park here and a portaloo will be available. The second team member will then run/walk 10.5 km to the finish line. 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. Team member one can then run/walk across the finish line with team member two so that they both receive a medal and or spot prize together.
TIME LIMIT FOR THE EVENT
8.00am - 12.00 pm
COMPULSORY RACE BRIEFING
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.
All competitors will be allocated with a race number. Competitors who have entered prior to the event must pick up their race pack on Saturday 11th of July from the Taranaki Cancer Society Rooms at 71 Lorna Street, New Plymouth between 2 pm and 4 pm. 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 race and team members.
Half Marathon drink stations will be approximately at the 4 km, 10.5 km and 15 km mark.
Parking will be available on Carthew Street, Okato and within the Okato township. At the finish on Anglers Avenue, Warea - as directed by marshals.
Toilets will be available at the start at the Coastal Taranaki School Hall 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 whether you require this service. 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 participants who have competed and crossed the finish line. You will be notified at the finishers tent as to whether you have won a spot 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 accepts 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. In this situation entry fees are non-refundable.
No refunds will be made unless the organisers are notified in writing by the 12th of June 2020. No refunds will be available after this date. Refunds will incur a 25% administration fee, based on entry fee paid.
Early Bird Entry (up to May 31st 2020) Late Entry
Half Marathon Run/Walk $45.00 $55.00
Half Marathon Team Event $80.00 (per team) $80.00 (per team)