The most famous running and walking route in New Zealand plays host to the first ever Auckland Waterfront Half Marathon on Sunday April 8, 2018.
Stunning Tamaki Drive – stretching from Mechanics Bay in the west to St Heliers in the east – is unarguably the most scenic stretch of inner-city road in the country. And for one fabulous morning in April, runners (and walkers!) will rule the road. The Auckland Waterfront Half Marathon will enjoy a full road closure between Ngapipi Rd and St Heliers and a half road closure on the causeway between Ngapipi Rd and Mechanics Bay. This is your chance to run an international standard half marathon in one of the most beautiful cities in the southern hemisphere.
Unprecedented race timing technology means friends and family at the event and around the world can follow you every step of the way. For the first time in Australasia, race timing will deliver live splits to the Internet from every single kilometer. Loved ones can follow along on the dedicated event app to plot your progress on the route map and ensure they are in place to provide cheers and encouragement as you progress towards the finish line and a stunning commemorative finisher medal! We’ll keep you going on the course too. Live music and entertainment will be provided throughout the route to take your mind off the miles and focus on enjoying your best race experience ever!
The event will also serve double-duty at the Grand Finale of the Mizuno Auckland Half Marathon Series – five superb events around Auckland from September to April. Series awards will be up for grabs based on performances across the series and those who complete the 21km distance at all events in the series will receive the extraordinary King of Bling – the Mizuno Auckland Half Marathon Series Grand Slam medal!
Join us for the first ever Auckland Waterfront Half Marathon in April and Rewrite Your PB!