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Back in 1991 the birth of the Riwaka Half Marathon signalled “the ultimate test” around a loop course through beautiful Kaiteriteri Beach.

32 years later and participants can join in with the:-


challenging, scenic..perhaps the most picturesque in the country…..

Whether you are walking, running or a mixture of the two come and challenge yourself on this course.


Whilst walkers/hybrids are welcome to participate there is no separate category.

There will be two wave starts for this distance:-

Wave 1 + 3hours

Wave 2  Sub 2hours 59mins


Encompassing MTB tracks, Forest trails then a final 3.5km Road finish. Whether you run, jog, walk or a bit of them all, you are in the same category for your age group.

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



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…


March 13th – Update on Event Date


Starting at NZ’s best beach its undulating along the Kaiteriteri Marahau Road to the junction.  From there you continue through Marahau and to the end of Marahau Valley Road and the turnaround.  Its now time to reverse and retrace your steps to the welcoming golden sands finish.


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 Bay below. Onto the Forest Road to meet up with those in the Half as you share and continue your memorable journey to the finish.


Half Marathon and 14km Entry Fee is $75

Entries close October 10th 2022.

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


Minimum age requirement, unless approval granted by discretion of the Race Organiser.

Half Marathon – 16 years

14km – 13 years

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/health/environmental conditions, the Organising Committee reserves the right to substitute an alternative course, postpone or if necessary, cancel the event.


Withdrawals must be notified via email to [email protected]

Withdrawals before 1st October 2022 will be refunded in full less a $30 admin fee.

No entry fee refunds will be made from October 1st 2022.

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.

Further Information
Please contact Abbe West 021 281 4560
Email: [email protected]


Start Times

8.30am – Wave 1 Half Marathon Participants

9.00am – Wave 2 Half Marathon Participants

9.30am – 14km Participants


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.


Performance Prizes
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 Spot Prize 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.


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
[email protected]

Travelling from the North Island?

Then check out the Interislander Group rates below (Group rates quoted for Nelson Events 2022)

Booking Reference: GM5605

The below rates are based on return travel, prices to date, inclusive of GST and subject to availability.

FARES: Peak Each Way (01-28 February 2022 & 14-19 April 2022)
PASSENGERS: Adult $57; Child $28;  Premium Lounge $80 18yrs plus
VEHICLES/EQUIPMENT: Car/Ute/Van/4WD/Trailer up to 5.5mt $146 each (additional half metre $24), Campervan/Motorhome up to 5.5mt $181 (additional half metre $45), Motorcycle $56, Kayaks $15 each, Pushbikes $15 each

FARES: Off Peak Each Way (01 March – 13 April 2022 & 20 April – 15 December 2022)
PASSENGERS: Adult $51; Child $28
VEHICLES/EQUIPMENT: Car/Ute/Van/4WD/Trailer up to 5.5mt $132 each (additional half metre $23), Campervan/Motorhome up to 5.5mt $155 (additional half metre $40), Motorcycle $45, Kayaks $15 each, Pushbikes $15 each

Group Booking conditions and instructions for members are:
Each reservation must be made direct with Interislander – Online at
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 2022.


Kaiteriteri Gold - Half Marathon - Top 10 Men
Phil Costley1:08:592012
Blair McWhirter1:10:402012
Mike Moreu1:12:092000
Phil Costley1:12:332014
Phil Costley1:12:512011
Tim Cross1:13:211996
Phil Costley1:13:262013
Nigel Wilson1:13:341994
Greg Fraine1:14:171993
Greg Fraine1:15:001996
Kaiteriteri Gold - Half Marathon - Top 10 Women
Anne-Marie Madden1:23:152012
Gillene Haldane1:25:161994
Paula Canning1:25:402012
Domenica Wojnowski1:26:472004
Susan Aviss1:27:111998
Paula Canning1:27:162011
Klaartje van Schie1:27:162013
Klaartje van Schie1:27:472012
Paula Canning1.28.432010
Taryn Beattie1:29:102004


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NZ Covid Response

As of the announcement on 23/03 the mandate for event participants to hold a Vaccination Passport has been removed.
But, please note that if the government changes the mandates – then we will have to follow suit.