This will be the 3rd annual half marathon to be held on Saturday 23rd May 2020 in the beautiful Mercury Bay.

There is a 21km course, a 10km course, a 5km course and a 2km kids beach dash. Each course can be either ran or walked. We are expecting people from all over New Zealand. We are encouraging this as a fun family event. Everyone can participate in some way. There will be an exciting and festive feel at Race HQ on Buffalo Beach Reserve.

What you can expect


A day filled with fun, excitement and great energy - whether you participate or watch & cheer on the contestants.


Contestants can admire our beautiful Buffalo and Brophy's Beach, and further along enjoy the marina, estuary and town views.


There will be a variety of amazing spot prizes available up for grabs like vouchers for the Lost Spring and other local businesses.
Whitianga Half Marathon

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Whitianga Half Marathon

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