Course Maps

Start Line

  • Both the 4.6km and the 12.5km run/walk distances will start from the Te Ahu Centre, cnr Mathews Avenue and South Road, Kaitaia.

Start Time

  • All distances will start together at 9.00 am you will be ushered into the start shute in the following categories, the order will be competitive runners, hybrid followed by the walkers.

Gear Drop

There will be an option available for participants to store gear at the start/finish area while out on course. Gear can be left at the registration tent which is located at the Te Ahu Centre. 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 

  • Drink stations with water will be positioned at approximately the 4.6km and 10km mark. These will provide water only.

  • Water and banana’s will also be available at the finish.

  • Toilets are are situated at the start area, on the course at the 4.6km and 10km mark and at the finish.

Timing and results 

  • The event is not timed


Photos taken at the event will be available to view on our Facebook page

PAK'nSAVE Run/Walk Series Classic Leader Board


To be eligible to earn points towards the PAK'nSAVE Run/Walk Series Classic Leader Board you must enter and start with the 'Run' category for the specified distance.

  • Parihaka – 12km

  • Beach to Basin - 10km

  • Bay of Islands Run/Walk Festival – 8.7km

  • Kaitaia Run/Walk – 12km

  • Whangarei Run/Walk Festival – 8.5km

  • 3 Lakes Trail Run – 14km

  • Kerikeri Half Marathon - 5km

The first five men and women over the finish line (from the run section of the specified distance) will be awarded points based on their finishing place as follows: 

  1. 1st = 8 Points

  2. 2nd = 5 Points

  3. 3rd = 3 Points

  4. 4th = 2 Points

  5. 5th = 1 Points

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Prize Giving

  • Prize giving will be held at 11.30am at the Te Ahu Centre.

  • Participants must be present at prize giving and show their event number to claim their prize.

  • The Suzuki Swift from Pacific Motor Group will be won by an adult Northland entrant in the seven-event series who has opted into the Pacific Motor Group Promotion at time of entry. The winner will be drawn by Pacific Motor Group in November. This draw requires entrants to opt in at the time of entry.

  • As this event focuses on the fun aspect so many of you enjoy no times will be recorded and only the first three male and female finishers from each distance will be acknowledged at prize giving.

Bib collection

If you entered as a super early bird or early bird entrant and opted for postage, then your race number will be posted out. If you opted to collect your race number see organised pickup location below.

  • Pickup location: Sport Northland Office – 97 Western Hills Drive, Kensington, Whangarei

  • Pickup dates & times: Thursday 29 July  8.30 am – 5.00 pm  or  Saturday 31 July in Kaitaia outside of the Te Ahu Centre 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm

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

  • If you missed bib collection, you can collect your bib number from the start line on race day. Allow plenty of time so you don't miss the start!

Event Safety Information

  • Prams are allowed on the 4km & 8.5km.

  • 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.

  • There will be a lead bike preceding the first participant (for the on-road section of the course) and 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.