Event Day Info

Transport Options


Our awesome partners at Bethlehem Coachlines are providing their buses this year for our start line transport. All buses will depart from The Strand between Spring St and Wharf St, see timetable for departure times.


Marathon The Strand 7.45am Papamoa Beach Rd – Opposite Douglas Place
6km Fun Run/Walk The Strand 8.30am Judea Rugby Club
12km Run/Walk The Strand 9.00am Beach Road Reserve
Half Marathon The Strand 9.30am Coronation Park

Bus Transport Terms and Conditions

All bus transport must be pre-booked, space is limited so bus transport cannot be guarenteed for ‘at event’ registrations. You can book your transport when you register for the event - or if you are already registered just follow the link in your confirmation email and add transport to your entry. 

Wristbands will be given out with race packs for your specific bus, these must be worn at bus collection point to identify you have purchased bus transport.

All departure times are exact and buses will not wait for late participants. Please arrive 10-15 mins before the scheduled departure time.

No gear or rubbish is to be left on the bus, rubbish bins and gear bag drop off willbe available to each start point.

Gear Bag Drop

There will be a bag drop service available at the start area of each race.

Only official event gear bags can be used at bag drop (i.e. not a sports bag) and must be accompanied by having your race number clearly printed on the front. Please ensure your race bag has your race number clearly printed before you drop it off at the designated bag drop area. Any gear left at the start lines or discarded and left at any point on the course will be collected and donated to Charity. You must NOT drop any gear at aid stations or anywhere on the course for later retrieval.

The official event gear bags will be transported to the finish line at The Strand and will be available for you to collect when you complete your race. Please collect your bag by 4pm on Saturday 22nd September 2018 before you leave the Event Village. 

Aid Stations

Well supported aid stations are located on course for all distances approximately every 5km. Aid stations will provide water and electrolyte sports drink, toilet facilities and first aid. Please refer to course maps for aid station locations.


We would love to have as many of your great supporters out on course and at the finish line as possible! Supporters and spectators are the ones who create the magic and give endless energy to an event and its participants.

To ensure your support crew, family and friends can see you out there on the event course and cheer you on, we have identified three great spectator viewing locations.

Download spectator map (732 KB)

Run Sheet

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