Friday – Collect your race pace and then come along and enjoy some with some drinks and music at the Alongside Bar. Relax after your arrival and enjoy putting your feet up with the stunning views over the Bay of Islands.
Saturday – We have a exciting day planned pop over to Russell and take part in the Russell Fun Run 5km starting at the Russell School, then set off running along the waterfront before heading over to one of Russell Secret beauty locations at Long Beach, before heading back to the School. *Explore are providing the trip over stay tuned for more details. The cost of the boat ride over is included in the entry.
You then have some time to decide to explore Russell some more and enjoy lunch here, or you can head out on the Explore Discover the Bay trip* before you head back to Paihia.
Powhiri Waitangi Treaty Grounds at 4pm ! You cannot miss this official welcome and opening to our event weekend.
Now don’t forget at some stage to pick up your race pack from the Explore office before Sundays main event.
Sunday – The big day and time to put all the training to the test. We have 4 events this year with the 1km Kids Dash as well as the Half Marathon, 12km and 5km. The changes this year are that all the event will run through the Treaty Grounds thanks to the Waitangi Trust. To really make this course one of New Zealand’s most scenic and stunning courses in New Zealand.
Prizegiving at 4pm at the Alongside Bar – come along and enjoy some live music, food and drink while in the company of some awesome likeminded runners and walkers. Relive those awesome views and laugh about the little hill or two. Then the team from Mad Running will take over for the spot prize draw and one person will win our amazing prize thanks to the team at Explore
*trip not included in the price of event entry