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 10k 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.

Start Information

The start area is on Kenrigg Road — sign posted 10 minute walk from Kinloch Domain.

Start time - 7.00am


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be at the 23km mark turnaround (Whangamata Road) by 10.30am (3hrs 30mins) or for safety reasons you will be officially withdrawn from the event.


To minimise waste we are reducing cups at the drink stations and encourage you to bring your own bottle, cup or hydration pack. The stations are equipped for you to refill these. We will have reusable cups for sale at registration if you wish to purchase one ($5 cash). 

Aid stations are at Kawakawa Bay (approx 13km and 33km) and the Whangamata Road turnaround (approx 23km) and will have water, GU Hydration Drink, lollies, bananas, pretzels and toilets.

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


The course will have roving marshals and first aid.  If you come across an injured person check they are ok, send someone forward to the next marshal for help.  All marshals are in radio/phone contact with Event HQ. Unless the injury is serious anyone needing transport back to the finish will come back with tail end charlie. 

First Aid is also provided by Peak Safety at the finish line.