16 TH July 2023 – Runners/Team Runners start at 8.00 am. Walkers/Team Walkers teams at 8.05 am.
Coastal Taranaki School gymnasium – 92 Carthew Street, Okato will be Race Headquarters – all on-the-day inquiries 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 who is also an entrant.
The start location is the pedestrian crossing on Oxford Road, Okato. Behind the Taranaki Coastal School and not far from the Okato Police Station.
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 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.
The team changeover is at the top of Mid Newall Road at the 11.4 km 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. 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.
TIME LIMIT FOR THE EVENT
8.00am - 12.00 pm
COMPULSORY RACE BRIEFING
All competitors are asked to congregate within the Coastal Taranaki School Gymnasium off Carthew Street by 7.30 am for the race briefing. All competitors must attend this briefing. You will then be guided to the start line as a group by race marshals.
Our race map is available to view on this website.
All competitors will be allocated with a race number. Competitors who have entered prior to the event must pick up their own race pack between 2 pm-4 pm on Saturday 15th 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 4.6 km, 11.4km, and 15.7km marks.
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 and drinks will be available at the finish to purchase.
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 accepts no responsibility as detailed on the terms and conditions and declaration signed at entry.
In extreme weather, the event may be canceled at any time with no refunds. If at the time of the event Covid restrictions are in force to an extent that would mean the event is not viable the event will be canceled. Competitors will have the option of receiving a full refund, transfer their entry to the virtual half marathon, or treat it as a donation to the Taranaki Cancer Society.
REFUNDS - FOR PERSONAL REASONS
No refunds will be made unless the organizers are notified in writing by the 19th of June 2023. No refunds will be available after this date. Refunds will incur a 25% administration fee, based on the entry fee paid.
CAPE EGMONT BOAT CLUB
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.