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Explore Paihia Half Marathon

Explore Paihia Half Marathon & 12km

Copthorne Hotel and Resort, Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi, Paihia

Sunday 3th June 2018  8:00am – 11:00am

Explore Paihia Half Marathon & 12km

On Sunday the 3th of June 2018 (Queens Birthday Weekend) you will all start from the Copthorne Hotel in Waitangi where the Explore Paihia Half Marathon course takes you along Paihia waterfront through Waitangi and the stunning Haruru Falls bush track to the waterfalls. When you pass the Waitangi Golf course on Tau Henare Drive you are wowed by the magical views of the Bay of Islands.

With our 12km course those who do not wish to tackle the half marathon will simply head through the Haruru Falls Track around the back roads and back to the Copthorne. Both courses involve a taste of everything including some short sharp hills but we think the most beautiful and scenic courses in New Zealand if not the world.

On the start line you will be treated to an unforgettable spine tingling performance by a local Maori Cultural Group before sending the 12km groups off first. At the end every finisher will be presented with a keepsake medal to congratulate you on your efforts.

Prize giving and the after party will be from 4pm at the Alongside Bar in Paihia where podium finishers will receive their special medals and trophies with spot prizes and the major spot prize a $1000 travel voucher being drawn then too. (you have to be there to be eligible to win any prizes)

Each year competitors receive discount vouchers to use around town at cafes and restaurants, these are supported by local business’s and can be collected with bibs and timing chips from the Explore NZ office a week before race day.

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