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

All distances start and finish on Marsden Road (adjacent to the Paihia Village Green).

Start Time


To increase safety on the course, start times will be staggered in order of category entered.

  • 7.30 am - 21.1km

  • 8.00 am - 6km Walk & 8.7km Run/Walk

* 8.7km Runners will start followed by Hybrid,  Walkers etc.

* 6km is a walk only and will start last

Aid Stations 

This event is cupless therefore you will need to bring your own water bottle or cup. 


Half Marathon

  • 7km, 10km, 15km, 18km, 19km, and finish

  • Portaloos situated at 7km, 10km, 16 km (WTMB PARK), and 19km.

  • Public toilets at the start/finish and at the 1km mark.


  • Aid stations situated at approx.  4km, 5.5km, and finish

  • Portaloos situated at 5.5km

  • Public toilets at the start/finish and at the 1km mark.


  • Aid stations situated at approx.  2.5km and finish

  • Portaloos situated at 2.5km

  • Public toilets at the start/finish and at the 1km mark.

Timing and results 

  • The event will use a timing system.

  • All participants will have their time recorded by an electronic strip connected to the back of their event number.

  • It is your responsibility to ensure that you are wearing the event number that has been registered to you.

  • Please do not mix these up with other participants.

  • Gun time will be used for official results.

Awards Ceremony

  • At 10:00 am we will only be acknowledging place getters for the 21km and 8.7km only.

  • 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.

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 Thursday 28 April 2022 at 8.00am – 5.30pm

  • 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!

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 start/finish. 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.

Parking on the day

There is an abundance of parking all within 5 minutes of the event. Pull up and find a park. The earlier you get here the closer you will be to the start line.


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Northland Half Marathon Leader Board

Points will be awarded based on where you finished relative to the winner in your gender for those registered in the half marathon. The first-placed male and female athletes in each category receive 100 points, and then subsequent finishers are awarded points as a percentage of the winner’s time. That means that no matter how long you take to finish, you will always earn some points.

See more info here

PAK'nSAVE Run/Walk Series Classic Leader Board

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

See more info here

Event Safety Information

  • Prams are allowed on the 6km & 8.7km.

  • 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.