Aon Whitianga Half Marathon Statement

22 April 2020


Aon Whitianga Half Marathon is postponed to 2021


Hi again everyone.  We hope this email finds you safe and well inside your bubble.

As you know we are not able to run the event in May this year due to Covid-19.  We have used the last 4 weeks of the lock down period to think about our options.  One option was to postpone the event to later this year, but for various reasons we think the best option is to postpone to next year Saturday 22 May 2021 when we are far more settled as a country.

You keen runners and walkers are what make these sort of events possible and we want to look after you as best we can.  Whilst we have a policy of not giving refunds for situations like this, we do want to offer you one of two options:

  1. We will transfer your entry to the Whitianga Half Marathon event to be run Saturday 22 May 2021.
  2. Or we will give you a 50% refund of your entry fee.

If you do want a refund of 50%, please let us know.  If you wish to transfer your entry to the 2021 event, then you don’t need to reply.

We are able to offer a 100% refund for any merchandise that has been purchased or you can keep your order for the 2021 event.

Thanks everyone for your understanding and we look forward getting out of the lock down period and then creating a fantastic 2021 Aon Whitianga Half Marathon.

Regards, Nick Reader

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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