Course Maps


  • You are welcome to park in one of many surrounding streets around the Whangarei Falls or you can head over to the Tikipunga Football Grounds and make the small walk to the start area.

Start Line

  • You will start your journey from the Whangarei Falls also known as Otuihau Whangarei Falls which is a picturesque waterfall, falling vertically for 26.3 metres over basalt cliffs.


  • Traditionally this area was a good eeling spot for the local Māori and around the turn of the century it was known as a popular picnic spot from Whangarei. In the late 1920's Mr Archibald Clapham bought the property, reputedly to prevent the falls being developed as a commercial watermill. In 1946 a local businessmen's association raised the purchase price by public subscription and the property became a public domain.

Start Times


Half Marathon

  • Safety Brief - TBC

  • Start Time - TBC


  • Safety Brief - TBC

  • Start Time- TBC



  • Safety Brief - TBC

  • Start Time - TBC


Gear Drop

  • There will be an option available for participants to store gear at the administration tent while out on course. Gear can be picked up at the start/finish area. All gear must be clearly labelled with your event number. You will need to present your event number to collect your gear. While all reasonable care is taken of gear, Sport Northland is not responsible for any lost or damaged items. Please do not leave valuables.

Aid Stations 

This event is cupless therefore you will need to bring your own water bottle or cup. 

Half Marathon

  • 6km, 11km,15km, 18km, and finish line

  • Portaloos situated at 3km, 8km, 12km, 15km, 20km

  • Public toilets at the Whangarei Falls Carpark

Half Marathon Aid Stations will have R-Line Electrolyte Drink, water, and food to help you get through.


  • Aid stations situated at 6km, 9km, and finish line

  • Portaloos situated at 3km, 7km, 10km​

  • Public toilets at the Whangarei Falls Carpark

12km Aid Stations will have R-Line Electrolyte Drink, water, and food to help you get through.


  • Aid stations situated at 2km and finish line

  • Public toilets at the Whangarei Falls Carpark


Timing and results 

  • The event will use a timing system.

  • All participants will have their time recorded by an electronic strip connected to the back of their event number.

  • It is your responsibility to ensure that you are wearing the event number that has been registered to you.

  • Please do not mix these up with other participants.

  • Gun time will be used for official results.



Awards Ceremony

  • At 10:00am we will only be acknowledging place getters for the 21km, 12km, and 5km only.

  • We will have spot prizes. If your bib number is showing on the prize board at the finish, make your way to the information tent and collect your prize.

Bib collection

If you entered prior to standard entries and opted for postage then your race number will be posted out. If you opted to collect your race number see below;


  • Pickup location – Sport Northland - 97 Western Hills Drive, Kensington.

  • Pickup day - Thursday, 24 March 2022 – 8.00am - 5.30pm


All participants who enter after the cut-off for postage (approx. 21 days out) will need to collect their race number as per above.


Event Safety Information

  • No PRAMS

  • No DOGS


  • The event is held on public roads. Always treat all roads as open and expect oncoming and overtaking traffic.

  • Please obey all traffic laws and regulations.

  • Take extreme care when approaching driveways and side roads – expect vehicles.

  • Where there is a lane coned for participants, you are always required to remain within the cones.

  • Marshals will be wearing high-visibility vests and are there for your safety. Always follow their instructions and those of the event organisers.

  • A tail marshal following the last participant. If assistance is required, please stop and wait for the tail marshal or notify the nearest marshal.

  • No animals (except guide dogs) are permitted to accompany participants during the event.

  • Footpaths and footbridges are to be used where available.

  • Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult.



In the unlikely event of cancellation notice will be given on Northland’s More FM 91.6 and on our Facebook Page. Where possible attempts will be made to email participants, who have supplied an email address with their entry. While we will endeavour to make a decision to cancel an event as early as possible due to the nature of such events situations can occur quickly and without warning close to the start of an event.