Kaiteriteri Gold Half Marathon and 10km

Sat, 09/03/2019 Finish on the golden sands on 9th March 2019

entries now open Click on the ENTRY Flag to the Right


The Kaiteriteri Gold Half Marathon and 10km has developed from the original Riwaka Half Marathon.

The Half Marathon and 10km courses are challenging -they have a couple of good climbs in there, but these can be forgiven when you consider you are running or walking in pure paradise. Plus for every up there is a down!

New for 2019 is the Kaiteriteri Kids Event, designed for the little runners out there. Looping the Kaiteriteri Estuary, this 2.5km is 80% off road. Finishing in the Kaiteriteri Camping Ground.

The courses start and finish 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 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.

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.

Come and join us in March for a weekend of sun, sand, some sweat and plenty of smiles!


Kaiteriteri Gold Half Marathon Honours Board

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.

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
2017,  Phil Costley, 1:18:39
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
2017, Megan Craig, 1:30:13
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
2017, Dave Leahy, 2:16:13
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

EVENT INformation

Open to runners and walkers

Kaiteriteri Gold Half Marathon & 10km and new for 2019 Kaiteriteri Kids Event


Half Marathon and 10km Entry Fee is $55

Under 18 - Half Marathon or 10km Entry Fee is $40

Kaiteriteri Kids Event Entry Fee is $10, capped at $20 for up to five children from the same immediate family. 12 and Under only.

(Please note there is a minimum age requirement of 16 years for the half marathon distance, and 13 years for the 10km distance unless approval granted by discretion of the Race Organiser).

Late Entry Fee applies after 21st February $60

Entries close March 2nd.

Please note that no entries will be accepted on race day.

Half Marathon Event

Run or Walk this challenging course of 21km. Finishing on the famous golden sands of Kaiteriteri you'll understand why we call this event Kaiteriteri GOLD.


If you are 3 hour plus Half Marathoner and would like an early start then contact us at


10km Event

Run or Walk the winding out and back 10km. Take in the views of Marahau and Kaiteriteri as you run under the forest.


Kaiteriteri Kids Event

New for 2019 is the Kaiteriteri Kids Event, designed for the little runners out there. Looping the Kaiteriteri Estuary, this 2.5km is 80% off road. Finishing in the Kaiteriteri Camping Ground. 12 and Under only.



Purchase through entry system these items will then be in your Race Pack unless specified otherwise.

Kaiteriteri Gold Event Tee Shirt - $45

Quick Dry material, white, mens and womens specific fit

Kaiteriteri Gold Event Singlet - $45

Quick Dry material, Navy and Gold, unisex fit


Kaiteriteri Gold Event Trucker Cap - $25

Royal Blue and white, unisex fit

Special Kaiteriteri Gold goodr Sunglasses - $50

Five versions that celebrate Easter with a twist!

These Sunglasses are designed for running. No Slip, No Bounce, All Polarised, All Fun

Ted's Easter Bunny Nightmare

Purple Drank Jelly Bean

Rabbit Egg Hunt with Zombie Jesus

10 Ways to Kill a Peep

Dat Drank Easter Basket Grass

Ham Cured Cramps

Contact us for orders

Start Times (tbc)

8.15am     Half Marathon Walkers and 3hr+ joggers
8.45am     Half Marathon Runners
9.15am     10km Runners and Walkers

12.00am   Kaiteriteri Kids Event


This will be inbetween the Kai Restaurant and the Beachfront Store.

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.

We ask you to complete this Certificate to ensure we get the most up to date information on your health and contact details. Some time can pass between entering the event and the event day, this process ensures we can do our best to keep you safe.

Any pre-ordered merchandise will be available for collection at Registration.




Performance Prizes
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 1.30pm (dependent on last finisher).

This will be held on the grass area by the flying fox (next to the playground and Fire Station).


Please note that for safety reasons use of ipod, mp3 player, Walkman or similar is not permitted.

It is compulsory to be in attendance for the event briefing.



Withdrawals must be notified via email to
No refunds for withdrawals received after February 26th 2019.
All withdrawals prior to this date will be subject to a $20 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.

Further Information
Please contact Averil West or Graeme West on 021 303 160 or Greg at 021 833 238

Entries NOW open for the 2019 Kaiteriteri Gold Half Marathon & 10km


Keep a look out for prize draws - the earlier you enter the more chances you will have.



Click here to ENTER online Download entry form

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!

Phone: 03 5278010


kaiteriteri gold ENTRANT List

If you have not been receiving our pre-event emails, then please get in touch so we can check we have your email correct.  All event information (including your Race Number Pick Up Certificate in the week before the event) will be emailed to you.  Remember to check your junk folder first ;)

The email system will only send one email per email address, so if two or more people have registered with the same email, it will be addressed to one person only - to receive your own personalised email, please email us a different address.

This entrant list is manually updated - so may not be up to date.

Emails sent thus far:
Entry confirmation (automatically sent upon enter





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