Aon Whitianga Half Marathon Statement

26 March 2020

Hi again everyone.  I hope that you are handling your first day in lock down OK.

As you know we are not able to run the Aon Whitianga Half Marathon event in May this year.  We are still considering postponement options to either late Spring / early Summer of 2020 or more likely to May of 2021.

We will monitor the Covid-19 situation over the lock down period of 4 weeks, then will come back to you all with date options.

Stay well,
Nick Reader and the Whitianga Half Marathon Team


This will be the 3rd annual half marathon to be held at a later date 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.
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