This summer, take on a new challenge …

The inaugural Garmin Auckland Half Marathon Series brings together four spectacular running events into a season-long goal for runners and walkers alike. From September 2016 to April 2017, finishers will accumulate series points at events in Devonport, Omaha, Coatesville and Orewa Beach. And it’s not just for the half marathoners, running alongside the Half Marathon Series is the Classic Series – for those in our “classic” 8-10km distance races – and a Dash Series for the little ones. Trophies will be awarded at the series finale, the Orewa Beach Half Marathon in April 2017. Are you ready to take the challenge? Here’s to You. And The Road.

RACE ONE

25 Sep 2016: Run with history in Auckland’s most beautiful seaside suburb. Based at Windsor Reserve in the heart of historic Devonport village, all race courses feature stunning city and harbour views.

RACE TWO

4 Dec 2016: The Omaha Half Marathon will take you on a PB-making flat, fast and beautiful tour of Omaha Beach and Point Wells. Visit one of NZ’s most stunning white sand beaches, just 45 mins from the city.

RACE THREE

19 Mar 2017: With a full road closure, bucolic rural scenes and jaw-dropping views, the sleepy Auckland satellite suburb of Coatesville has become a mecca for runners and walkers on the third Sunday in March.

SERIES FINALE

23 Apr 2017: The wide, flat expanses of Orewa Beach, inner-city bush reserve and the stunning Te Ara Tahuna Walkway are the highlights of our series grand finale. Double points on offer and champions will be crowned!

Diary Dates

Event Date Web Site Registration
Mizuno Devonport Half Marathon 25 Sep 2016 Click Here Enter Now!
Omaha Half Marathon 4 Dec 2016 Click Here Enter Now!
Mizuno Coatesville Half Marathon 19 Mar 2017 coming soon! Opens 27 Oct
Platinum Homes Orewa Beach Half Marathon 23 Apr 2017 coming soon! Opens 1 Dec

The Journey Starts Here

Take on all four events in the Auckland Half Marathon Series and experience the intense sense of accomplishment as you “take care of business”.

It’s not just for the show ponies and distance nuts.

Classic Series / Dash Series

Whilst our primary series points competition is in the half marathon, those in our “classic” series events (8-10k) will accumulate points throughout the season. There are also points competitions for the kids dash and our competitive walkers so bragging rights (and trophies!) are on the line.

Bring on the Bling!

Every Half Marathon finisher at every series event will collect one 2016/17 Garmin Half Marathon Series Finisher Medal – exact design tbc – in addition to the standard race medal.

Guess what happens next …

This is where the magic happens

Complete all four half marathons in a single season and when you cross the finish line at the Orewa Beach Finale, you will receive a superb outer medal to showcase your Grand Slam achievement.

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Series Pass

A series pass gets you entry to all four events in the Garmin Auckland Half Marathon Series plus an awesome series hoodie and courier delivery for all your race packs. How sweet is that?

Half Marathon Series Pass: $210 (until 18 Sep)
Classic Series Pass: $165 (until 18 Sep)

Race Entry

Series Hoodie

Courier Delivery

Get amongst it!

Q&A

How many events are in the series?

The Garmin Auckland Half Marathon Series currently consists of 4 events; Devonport Half Marathon (formerly the Devonport Classic), Omaha Half Marathon (formerly the Omaha Classic), Coatesville Half Marathon (formerly the Coatesville Classic) and the Orewa Beach Half Marathon.

It sounds awesome but I really want to do 15K in Devonport …

We understand (and love) that many of you use the 15K distance at Devonport as a builder for the Auckland Half Marathon so we put special rules in place for 15k’ers to still qualify for the Half Marathon Series Grand Slam. Read about them on the Devonport Half Marathon web site here.

I’m all about the bling. What do I get?

Every person who finishes the half marathon distance at any event in the series will receive a Garmin Auckland Half Marathon finisher medal. This is in addition to whatever finisher award the event offers to all finishers.

What happens if I finish the half marathon at all four events?

For this very special achievement, we have some bling to die for. Those who finish the half marathon at all four races in a single season will receive a special “Grand Slam” mega-medal which your four individual medals can fit inside. The result is a medallion fit to grace any 70’s dance floor.

How do the points work?

Every finisher in the half marathon, 10K Classic (8K at Coatesville) or Kids’ Dash will earn series points based on their position among all finishers in their gender and age group. Series Champions will be crowned at the series final at Orewa Beach, which will also offer double points. Superb glass trophies will be presented to the overall top finishers in the Half Marathon Series, Classic Series for runners and walkers. Age group trophies will also be presented in the Half Marathon Series and Kids’ Dash series.

I have to get a piece of this, how do I enter?

You can enter any event in the series as you normally would and you will immediately begin to accumulate series points. For the Devonport Half Marathon only, you can also register on a Series Pass, which includes free courier delivery and an awesome free series hoodie (total value of almost $100).

When will get my free hoodie & race packs?

Your hoodie will ship with your race pack for Race One of the series. Your other race packs will ship as part of the standard courier delivery service for those events. Our event courier service normally ships race packs about 7-10 days prior to the event.

Devonport

Take a course tour!

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Coatesville

Runners … take back the roads!

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Omaha

Action from our first ever race in Omaha.

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Registration is now open!

Online entry is now available for Race One in the series, the Mizuno Devonport Half Marathon. You also have the choice to register for a Series Pass and score a free hoodie and courier delivery into the bargain. Click the button to continue.

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