COVID-19 Sport Northland Event Policy


In order to hold a Sport Northland Event within the new COVID-19 protection framework (traffic light system), we must require the use of a vaccine certificates (for anyone over 12 years old). Anyone can get a "My Vaccine Pass" to prove that they have been fully vaccinated (some may have a medical exemption) and need to be scanned prior to the event.


More information about vaccine certificates can be found here


Given that all our events are held in Northland, if we find ourselves in the green or orange setting, we are good to go under the COVID-19 protection framework. If Northland is in the red setting or any form of lockdown, we will not be able to hold the event. In this case, the cancellation policy you recognised and accepted when registering kicks in.

Course Maps 


Start Line

  • 16 mins (16.7km) north of Kaitaia.

  • Head north on North Rd and continue onto State Hwy 1. 

  • Turn left onto West Coast Rd for 4.1km

  • The event location will be on your right (see picture below)

  • Google map link here












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.


  • Parking is available at the event, in the paddock on the right-hand side, approx 100m after the start/finish area.

  • Parking signs and marshals will be there to direct you.

  • Parking diagram - see here

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 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 

  • Drink stations with water & R-Line will be positioned at approximately 3.8km and just after the 9km mark. 

  • Water, R-Line, and bananas will also be available at the finish.

  • Toilets are situated at the start area, on the course at the 3.8km and just after the 9km 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 – 11km

  • 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

Learn more

Award Ceremony

  • Award Ceremony will be held at 10.30 am at the start/finish area

  • 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.

  • 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 the award ceremony.

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 – 97 Western Hills Drive, Kensington, Whangarei

  • Pickup - 4 August 2022 – 8.00am – 5.30pm


  • Pick up location - Te Ahu Centre, Kaitaia

  • Pickup - 6 August 2022 -12.00pm - 2.00pm

  • 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 the 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

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

  • Sections of the course may include steep hills which will be slippery when wet.

  • Take extreme care negotiating the course as there may be potholes, tree roots, stairs, and uneven surfaces.

  • There will be a lead and tail marshal following the first and last participant in each distance. If assistance is required, please stop, and wait for the tail marshal or notify the nearest marshal.

  • The courses are off-road. Surfaces include but are not limited to, clay, loose metal, sand, road, grass paddocks and are narrow in places with exposed tree roots under foot – take extreme care.

  • No animals are permitted to accompany participants during the event unless it is a guide dog.

  • 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.