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.