Kaiteriteri Gold Half Marathon and 10kmSat, 10/03/2018 March 11th 2018 (tbc) Finish on the golden sands
The Kaiteriteri Gold Half Marathon and 10km has developed from the original Riwaka Half Marathon.
The course starts and finishes at the gorgeous Kaiteriteri Beach which is the perfect spot to stay for one or two nights - you can hire a tent site, hire a carvan or hire a cabin so that you can wander easily over to the start - perfect for a family weekend away. The kids will be kept entertained by the adventure playgrounds, mini golf and of course you can't forget sandcastle making on the beach! Or if they prefer, a dip in the stunning clear waters - if it's low tide they can even look through the rock pools.
The Half Marathon course is challenging - it has a couple of good climbs in there, but these can be forgiven when you consider you are running or walking in pure paradise.
Back in 1991 the birth of the Riwaka Half Marathon signalled ‘the ultimate test’ around a loop course through beautiful Kaiteriteri Beach.
Twenty years on nothing much has changed – the course is still tough, still challenging and still very scenic – perhaps the most picturesque in the country. One very notable change has occurred in that time and that is the relocation of the start and finish line, from Riwaka to the golden sands of Kaiteriteri Beach.
The event re-branded for it’s 20th anniversary in 2010 to Kaiteriteri Gold.
An honours board listing all half marathoners who have eclipsed 1 hour 20minutes (men), 1.32 (women) and 2.20 for the walk has been established.
Kaiteriteri Gold Half Marathon Honours Board
Men Sub 1:20:00
2012, Phil Costley, 1:08:59
2012, Blair McWhirter, 1:10:40
2000 , Mike Moreu , 1:12:09
2014, Phil Costley, 1:12:33
2011 , Phil Costley, 1:12:51
1996 , Tim Cross , 1:13:21
2013 , Phil Costley, 1:13:26
1994 , Nigel Wilson , 1:13:34
1993 , Greg Fraine , 1:14:17
1996 , Greg Fraine , 1:15:00
2012, Graeme Taylor, 1:15:14
1996 , Roussos Alexopoulos , 1:15:18
2008 , Jonathan Wyatt , 1:15:32
2015, Phil Costley, 1:16:05
2016, Phil Costley, 1:16:11
1993 , Jeff Mitchell , 1:16:21
1997 , Kingsley Cook , 1:16:25
2012, Tim Bolter, 1:17:02
1995 , Craig Holtham , 1:17:07
1999 , Craig Holtham , 1:17:11
1992 , Bob Christie , 1:17:19
1998 , Guy Barber , 1:17:23
2007 , Daniel Hapeta , 1:17:23
1998 , Stu Cottam , 1:17:35
1996 , Russell Maddam , 1:17:44
1993 , Derek Milne , 1:17:46
1996 , Tim Shaw , 1:17:57
1999 , Robbie Hill , 1:18:18
2011 , Tim Bolter, 1:18:21
2012, Brian Kemp, 1:18:24
1996 , Tony Collins , 1:18:30
1992 , Paul Greep , 1:18:43
1996 , Craig Holtham , 1:18:43
1994 , Greg Fraine , 1:19:06
1999 , Kevin Ellis , 1:19:20
1996 , Angus Wood , 1:19:27
2001 , Scott Molina , 1:19:44
Women Sub 1:32:00
2012, Anne-Marie Madden, 1:23:15
1994 , Gillene Haldane , 1:25:16
2012, Paula Canning, 1:25:40
2004 , Domenica Wojnowski , 1:26:47
1998 , Susan Aviss , 1:27:11
2011, Paula Canning, 1:27:16
2013, Klaartje van Schie, 1:27:16
2012, Klaartje van Schie, 1:27:47
2010, Paula Canning, 1.28.43
2004 , Taryn Beattie , 1:29:10
2005 , Cynthia Schnack , 1:30:12
2005 , Di Cooper , 1:30:35
2007 , Paula Canning , 1:30:45
1992 , Ann Rigg , 1:30:59
1998 , Kay McPherson , 1:31:01
Walkers Sub 2:20:00
2002 , Michael Harte , 1:57:32
2011 , Wendy Healey , 2:09:35
2001 , Michael Harte , 2:10:14
2008 , Stephen Farquhar , 2:11:39
2002 , Gillian McDougall , 2:12:32
2003 , Gillian McDougall , 2:13:38
2006 , Wendy Healey , 2:13:56
1999 , Michael Harte , 2:14:01
2003 , Dianne Boyes , 2:16:32
2001 , Peter Hague , 2:16:41
2012, Roger Denton, 2:16:55
2002 , Dianne Boyes , 2:16:59
2000 , Dallas Dowdell , 2:17:01
2000 , Michael Dayman , 2:17:01
1999 , Gillian McDougall , 2:17:11
2013 , Andrew Barker, 2:17:35
2003 , Sharon McDonald , 2:19:07
2004 , Roger Denton , 2:19:26
2003 , John Campbell , 2:19:28
1997 , Alan Holdaway , 2:19:43
Open to runners and walkers
Half Marathon: Starting on the renowned Kaiteriteri beachfront follow the undulating and picturesque coastline before climbing the Sandy Bay Hill. Following the steady descent to Sandy Bay there's more undulating coastline as you make your way back to finish on the golden sands of Kaiteriteri.
You will follow Kaiteriteri Rd through to Riwaka turnoff. Continue straight (towards Takaka) and turn right onto Sandy Bay/Marahau Rd (the start of the infamous hill!) and then a 'dogleg' towards Marahau after which it's a left turn toward Kaiteriteri, around the bays to finish at the beach.
This is a loop course.
Kaiteriteri Gold 10km: The 10km is an out and back course from Kaiteriteri Beach towards Marahau and return.
To view a general map of the Half Marathon course click here (please note that the km markers marked on this route are not exact, it is only an approximate mapping of the course)
To view a general map of the 10km route please click here (please note that the km markers and turn around point on this map are approximate, it is only an approximate mapping of the course).
Half Marathon = $40
10km = $40
Under 18 = $25
Please note that no entries will be accepted on race day.
Entry to the 2017 event has now closed
There will be four drink stations on the course for the half marathon and one for the 10km which you can access twice.
They will be roughly as follows:
1. On the flat straight towards the intersection with the State Highway (approx 5km mark)
2. Top of Sandy Bay Hill (approx 9km)
3. Marahau/Kaiteriteri Road Turn off (approx 12km)
4. On Kaiteriteri/Sandy Bay Rd (at Kaiteriteri Forest Entrance .... approx 16km Half Marathon / 4km for 10km entrants)
8.15am Half Marathon Walkers
8.45am Half Marathon Runners
9.15am 10km Runners and Walkers
This will be along the Kaiteriteri beachfront/carpark - look out for the yellow Nelson Events flags
Half Marathon Entrants from 7.30am
10km Entrants from 8.30am.
You will need to bring your completed Registration Certificate with you to uplift your race number. This will be emailed in the week prior to the event - we will also have spare copies available on event morning.
Any pre-ordered merchandise will be available for collection at Registration.
HALF: 1st Male and Female Runner and 1st Male and Female Walker
10km: 1st Male and Female Runner and 1st Male and Female Walker
Spot prizes will also be awarded. To claim a spot prize you must be present at prizegiving.
Prizegiving 1.15pm (dependent on last finisher).
Remember, this could be your chance to win a TRIP TO RAROTONGA courtesy of Andrea from Wildside Travel
To be in with a chance to WIN this - all you need to do is pop over and see Andrea in the tent once you have finished your half or 10km event, show your race number, complete the entry slip, pop in the box and BOOM you may just be drawn out at event prizegiving to WIN. How awesome is that!!!
You do need to be present at prizegiving to claim this prize.
Please note that for safety reasons use of ipod, mp3 player, Walkman or similar is not permitted.
Withdrawals must be notified in writing to PO Box 129, Nelson, 7040 or via email to email@example.com
No refunds for withdrawals received after March 5th 2016.
All withdrawals prior to this date will be subject to a $15 administration fee.
If you need to withdraw during the race, please notify the nearest official and hand your race number in to the Nelson Events Crew.
Please contact Averil West or Graeme West on (03) 548 3655 or 021 303 160 (evenings)
The 2017 event has closed for entry
Please note that no entries are accepted on race day
See you in 2018!!
To make sure you enter early enough next year, sign up for NEWS on our website - then we will let you know the moment entries for 2018 are open.
Travel & Accommodation
Kaiteriteri is situated just north of Motueka. It is approximately fifty minutes drive from Nelson.
Renowned for it's golden sandy beaches, it is a popular holiday camping destination for New Zealanders and is handily placed to access the Abel Tasman National Park.
The Kaiteriteri Motor Camp is the ideal place to stay - 20m stroll to the start / finish line!
Coming from across the Strait?
Then check out the Interislander Group rates below
GROUP RATES QUOTED FOR
Nelson Events 2017
Booking Reference: GM5605
The below rates are based on return travel, prices to date, inclusive of GST and subject to availability.
Fares: Off Peak Each Way
Premium Lounge $45.00 18yrs plus
Car/Ute/4x4/Trailer up to 5.5 $124.00 each
Additional half Metre $19.00
Campervan up to 5.5 $142.00
Additional half Metre $37.00
Motor Bikes $39.00
Kayaks & Bikes $15.00 each
Pushbikes $15.00 each
Off Peak Dates:
01 March – 12 April 17
19 April – 18 December 17
Fares: Peak Each Way
Premium Lounge $45.00 18yrs plus
Car/Ute/4x4/Trailer up to 5.5 $137.00 each
Additional half Metre $22.00
Campervan up to 5.5 $170.00
Additional half Metre $42.00
Motor Bikes $49.00
Kayaks & Bikes $15.00 each
Pushbikes $15.00 each
01-28 February 17
13-18 April 17
Group Booking conditions and instructions for members are:
Each reservation must be made direct with Interislander –
Online at http://www.interislander.co.nz/Booking/Group-Bookings.aspx
Putting GM5605 into the Discount Code box.
• Every reservation will be given an expiry/payment date, required to be paid in full by that date.
• Space is subject to availability at the time of the booking request.
• 90% refundable if cancelled prior to final check in time – no refund if cancelled after.
• Email confirmation of event entry to be shown at check in – otherwise full retail fares will be charged.
congratulations to you all!
And thank you for your patience in the wet weather - how awesome were the NBS Strider Hands out there today too?!!
HALF MARATHON RUN MALE WINNER: Phil Costley, Nelson, 1.18.39
HALF MARATHON RUN FEMALE WINNER: Megan Craig, Blenheim, 1.30.14
HALF MARATHON WALK MALE WINNER: Dave Leahy, Blenheim, 2.16.13
HALF MARATHON WALK FEMALE WINNER: Bronwyn Boyd, Upper Motuere, 2.52.18
10km RUN MALE WINNER: Mark Sinclair, Christchurch, 40.28
10km RUN FEMALE WINNER: Gill Mead, UK, 41.49
10km WALK MALE WINNER: Peter Hague, Nelson, 1.00.59
10km WALK FEMALE WINNER: Julia Ford, Auckland 53.48