THE EVENT - 7 MARCH
Back in 1991 the birth of the Riwaka Half Marathon signalled “the ultimate test” around a loop course through beautiful Kaiteriteri Beach.
30 years on and it’s “new beginnings” for Kaiteriteri Gold’s Anniversary.
The HALF will still be challenging, still be very scenic..perhaps the most picturesque in the country..but it will run in the opposite direction.
Starting from the beach it’s along the Kaiteriteri Marahau Road then up to Sandy Bay Hill and the wafts of the BagPiper.
A new venture foots you through the pine needle laden forest road and a well deserved pickmeup at the Split Apple Aid Station.
A further 3.5kms and you’re finishing on the golden sands of New Zealand’s best beach.
New, will be a 14km option encompassing MTB tracks, Forest trails then like the Half, a final 3.5km Road finish.
Come and join us for the March 7th, 2020 celebrations and a weekend of sun, sand, some sweat and plenty of smiles…!
NEWS & UPDATES
Back in 1991 the Riwaka Hotel certainly wasn’t ‘a Pub with no Beer’! Hosts, Janet…
Leading up to this event we will be sending out ‘pre-event’ emailers, that will give you important information. Watch this space for when you will receive them…
HALF MARATHON COURSE
From NZ’s best beach it’s undulating along the Kaiteriteri Marahau Road to the Junction.
A left turn soon has you heading up to the Sandy Bay Hill summit and welcoming wafts of the BagPiper spurring you on.
Into the Kaiteriteri Forest and along the pine needle laden pathway will be new running territory before respite and a pickmeup at the Split Apple Rock Aid Station.
From there it’s just under 4kms back to the beach on the road and golden sand finish plus perhaps a refresher into the more than inviting water.
Runners and Walkers
It’s new..and promises to be popular.
A 1km warmup along Martin Farm Road soon has you ready to venture into the Kaiteriteri Mountainbike Park.
Up Ziggy then Corkscrew Tracks is your assignment and onto the tops. Time to take in the picture postcard view of kaiteriteri and the Tasman Sea below. Onto the Forest Road to meet up with those in the Half as you share and continue your memorable journey to the finish.
Entry is now OPEN.
Half Marathon and 14km Entry Fee is $65
Early Bird Discount 1 – Enter in October for $55
Early Bird Discount 2 – Enter in November for $60
(Please note there is a minimum age requirement of 16 years unless approval granted by discretion of the Race Organiser).
Entries close February 20th.
Please note that no entries will be accepted on race day.
Minimum age requirement of 16 years for the half marathon distance, and 13 years for the 14km distance unless approval granted by discretion of the Race Organiser.
If you are unsure of your suitability please email us at [email protected] and we can discuss.
Please note that all competitors compete at their own risk and the Organising Committee will accept no liability for any mishap or injury, or loss/damage to personal property during the event.
Please see Nelson Event Policies for further details.
In the event of extreme weather conditions, the Organising Committee reserves the right to substitute an alternative course or if necessary, cancel the event.
Withdrawals must be notified via email to [email protected]
Withdrawals by 7th February will be refunded in full less a $30 admin fee.
No entry fee refunds will be made after February 7th 2020.
Please note entries cannot be transferred to other competitors, other events or future editions of this event.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 Abbe West 021 281 4560
Email: [email protected]
ON THE DAY
8.30am – Half Marathon Runners
9.15am – 14km Runners and Walkers
This will be on the grassy area by the Flying Fox (on your left, next to the main carpark as you enter Kaiteriteri beachfront)
Half Marathon Entrants Registration opens from 7.30am
14km Entrants Registration opens from 8.15am.
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.
HALF: 1st Male and Female in all age groups
14km: 1st Male and Female in all age groups
Spot prizes will also be awarded. To claim a spot prize you must be present at prizegiving.
To win the Wildside Travel – ROUND RAROTONGA 9 DAY LAND PACKAGE you must be 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.
Please let us know if you have not being receiving our pre-event emailers as these will have important event information in them.
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!
Travelling from the North Island?
Then check out the Interislander Group rates below (Group rates quoted for Nelson Events 2019/20)
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 (01 March – 8 April 2020 & 15 April – 15 December 2020)
PASSENGERS: Adult $48; Premium Lounge $55 18yrs plus; Child $26
VEHICLES/EQUIPMENT: Car/Ute/4×4/Trailer up to 5.5 $124 each (additional half metre $22), Campervan up to 5.5 $145 (additional half metre $37), Motor Bikes $42, Kayaks $15 each, Pushbikes $15 each
FARES: Peak Each Way (01-29 February 2020 & 9-14 April 2020)
PASSENGERS: Adult $53; Premium Lounge $55 18yrs plus; Child $26
VEHICLES/EQUIPMENT: Car/Ute/4×4/Trailer up to 5.5 $137 each (additional half metre $24), Campervan up to 5.5 $170 (additional half metre $42), Motor Bikes $52, Kayaks $15 each, Pushbikes $15 each
Group Booking conditions and instructions for members are:
Each reservation must be made direct with Interislander – Online at https://www.greatjourneysofnz.co.nz/members-fares
NOTE: 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.
Prices subject to change with notification.
Fares valid from 01 February through to 15 December 2020
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