Courses and First Aid

The courses will be marshalled and signed. All entrants must complete the same course.

The courses are off-road trails and unsuitable for wheelchair users and buggies.

No dogs on the courses please! Supporters and spectators must not accompany runners and walkers at any stage during the event.

The marathon course will have water at Kawakawa Bay and the Whangamata Road turnaround. A supplement drink will also be at the turnaround.

There will be no water available on the other courses — you must carry your own drink.

Water and a recovery drink will be at the finish line.

MARATHON COURSE  Course Map

The marathon is an out and back course over the Kawakawa Bay Track and Great Lake Trail, finishing at the Kinloch Community Hall.

Follow the quarter marathon course to the Whangamata Stream then follow the stream a short way up to the first turnaround. Back at the start of the stream head right to Kawakawa Bay then follow the Great Lake Trail to the turnaround at Whangamata Road, return to Kawakawa Bay then Kinloch and follow the beach track to the finish line.

There will be water available on the course at approx 13km, 23km, 33km and finish area.

Toilets are at the Marina, Kawakawa Bay, the Whangamata Road turnaround and finish area.

You MUST be at the 23km mark turnaround (Whangamata Road) by 10.30am (3hrs 30mins) or for safety reasons you will be officially withdrawn from the event.

HALF MARATHON COURSE  Course Map Course Profile

The half marathon is an out and back course taking the W2K track and Kinloch headland loop finishing at the Kinloch Community Hall.

From Kenrigg Road adjacent to the Kinloch Marina turn right into Boojum Dell then left onto the ‘W2K’ track, turn right onto the Kinloch Headland loop track before turning left to return along the W2K track, cross Boojum Dell turning into the gully and boardwalk, continue along the Esplanade. Cross the marina footbridge and follow the path before crossing to the finish line.

There will be NO water available on the course except at the start and finish line. You must carry your own drink.

Toilets are at the 7km mark and the finish.

10km COURSE  Course Map

Aimed to complement the Kinloch Off-road Half, the 10km is the perfect event for supporters, runners and walkers.

Starting in Kenrigg Road adjacent to the Kinloch Marina turn right into Boojum Dell right turn into the gully and boardwalk, continue along the Esplanade, crossing the marina footbridge follow the path to Mata Place, along the cliff top reserve to the Whangamata Stream. Follow the stream to the Whangamata Road turnaround to return down the other side of the stream. Back at the start of the stream proceed right along the reserve to the Kawakawa Bay track, proceed to the turn around then head along the beach track to the finish line at the Kinloch Community Hall.

There will be NO water available on the course except at the start and finish line, so you must carry your own drink.

Toilets are at the Marina and finish.

5KM COURSE  Course Map

For the younger members of the family the 5km course is the perfect distance.

Starting in Kenrigg Road adjacent to the Kinloch Marina turn right into Boojum Dell right turn into the gully and boardwalk, continue along the Esplanade, crossing the marina footbridge follow the path to Mata Place, along the cliff top reserve to the Whangamata Stream. Follow the stream to the Lisland Road Bridge, turnaround to return down the stream, turn left then head along the beach track to the finish line at the Kinloch Community Hall.

One Mile Kids Dash  Course Map

For the next generation of runners and walker, the Kids Dash is a new addition for 2016 - Starting in Kenrigg Road adjacent to the Kinloch Marina turn right into Boojum Dell right turn into the gully and boardwalk, continue along the Esplanade, crossing the marina footbridge follow the path to Mata Place and through to the finish.

Entrants must be accompanied by an adult on the course at all times.