About the Series

Five amazing events. Five spectacular locations. This is the Mizuno Auckland Half Marathon Series.

The 2019/20 Mizuno Auckland Half Marathon Series brings together five superb running events – in five spectacular locations – for a season-long goal for runners and walkers alike. Iconic half marathons in Devonport, Omaha, Coatesville, Maraetai and the beautiful Auckland Waterfront make up the eight-month long series which runs from September 2019 to April 2020. Make this your fittest summer ever in the City of Sails and sign up for a series pass today!

The spirit of good-natured competition is alive and well in the Mizuno Auckland Half Marathon Series. You can measure yourself against your peers as well as tracking your progress throughout the season. Points are awarded based on your performance and these are tabulated into a ladder for the Half Marathon Series (for those taking on the full 21km distance) or Classic Series (for those taking on the 10k distance – 8k at Coatesville). The Grand Finale event offers double points and the overall series place-getters in both the run and competitive walk are presented with trophies. The half marathon distance series also presents awards for age group champions.

Don’t think you’ll be challenging for the silverware? No worries. The Mizuno Auckland Half Marathon Series has a very personal goal for everyone who takes part, which is simply to get to the finish line at each event. And don’t worry, you won’t be going home empty-handed. Every finisher at every event in the series takes homes a unique finisher medal from that event. Plus, those in the 21k distance have the chance to go for the grand-daddy of race bling … the Grand Slam medal. To earn this legendary medal, you must complete the 21km half marathon at all five events in the same season. Collect a token as your cross each finish line and then fit your tokens into the Grand Slam medal to mark an amazing achievement!

A Series Pass represents awesome value for money and is the ideal way to take on the challenge. Your series pass includes entry to all five events at either half marathon or classic distance, an exclusive series hoodie and all of your race numbers and materials couriered out to you prior to race one.

So what are you waiting for? Sign up now and we’ll see you bright and early on September 29th in Devonport for Race One.

This race season, it’s about you.
You. And the Road.

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Let’s do this! Grab a Series Pass for all five events (and score a free series hoodie!) …

Entry Fees

Half Marathon Series Pass

  • Until 26 May | Fee Info
  • 14 yrs & over
  • Includes Free Hoodie!

Classic Series Pass

  • Until 26 May | Fee Info
  • No age restrictions
  • Includes Free Hoodie!

5k Series Pass

  • Until 21 Jul | Fee Info
  • No age restrictions
  • Includes Free Series Cap

Kids Dash Series Pass

  • Until 22 Sep | Fee Info
  • 3-10 Years Old
  • Free Delivery
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Your Entry Includes …

  • Superb Race Organisation
  • Exclusive Series Hoodie

  • AHMS Cap & Visor

  • Courier Delivery of all race materials

  • Fully Pimped Out Race Number
  • Electronic Timing & Instant Results

Series Events

Five awesome events, five stunning locations. This is the Mizuno Auckland Half Marathon Series …

Race One: 29 September 2019

Mizuno Devonport Half Marathon

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Race Two: 1 December 2019

Omaha Half Marathon

Web Site

Race Three: 9 February 2020

Mizuno Coatesville Half Marathon

Web Site

Race Four: 15 March 2020

GJ Gardner Maraetai Half Marathon

Web Site

Grand Finale: 5 April 2020

Waterfront Half Marathon

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Series Information

A comprehensive guide to the Auckland Half Marathon Series.

Date Details
26 May 2019 Super earlybird entry rates expire.
21 Jul 2019 Earlybird entry rates expire.
29 Aug 2019 Last opportunity to claim 75% refund (Series Pass only) for withdrawal.
01 Sep 2019 Last chance to claim free delivery of your hoodie and race numbers.
22 Sep 2019 Series Pass registrations CLOSE!
28 Sep 2019 4-5pm: Pre-race registration at Devonport Half Marathon.
29 Sep 2019 From 6am. On site registration at Devonport.
29 Sep 2019 Race One: Devonport Half Marathon
01 Dec 2019 Race Two: Omaha Half Marathon
09 Feb 2020 Race Three: Coatesville Half Marathon
15 Mar 2020 Race Four: MaraetaiHalf Marathon
05 Apr 2020 Grand Finale: Waterfront Half Marathon

Every person who purchases an Auckland Half Marathon Series Pass will also receive – FREE! – the official 2018/19 Mizuno Auckland Half Marathon Series hoodie. There is no better way to stay warm on race morning as you await your call to the start line than snug inside our super-comfortable hoodie! 

The design of the 2019/20 hoodie will be released soon. In the meantime, the 2018/19 hoodie is shown below for reference only. When booking your series pass, you will be asked to select your size and it’s important you get this bang on as all hoodies are made months in advance and numbers are strictly limited. Check out the size guide below:

Size Chart

Chest (cm) 51 54 57 60 64 67
Length (cm) 70 72 74 76 78 80

Important! Compare the chest measurement with a favourite hoodie to be sure of your sizing. Our measurements are taken with the hoodie laid on a flat surface. The length measurement is taken from the top of the neckline to the bottom of the collar (not the hood). The Chest measurement is taken from armpit to armpit.

Event Finisher Medal
Each event that is part of the Mizuno Auckland Half Marathon Series will award a finisher medal to each finisher, irrespective of the distance they competed at. Each medal is unique to that particular event – for more details see the individual event web sites.

Half Marathon Finisher Tokens
In addition to the standard finisher medal, each and every finisher – in the 21km half marathon distance only – will also receive an AHMS finisher token.

Grand Slam Medal
Each person who earns all five tokens in a single season (meaning they have personally finished the 21km distance at Devonport, Omaha, Orewa, Coatesville and Waterfront Half Marathons) will receive the amazing Grand Slam mega-medal as a memento of your superb achievement. Each of your finisher tokens fits inside the Grand Slam medal to make the ultimate runner’s blingfest!

The Grand Slam Medal will be available to collect at the Grand Finale after you finish. See the Grand Finale web site for precise details on how to collect your Grand Slam medal.

The Grand Slam medal will only be awarded to those who meet the qualification criteria. This means that they have recorded a 21km half marathon finish time at all four qualifier events (Devonport, Omaha, Coatesville and Maraetai) under the exact same name and date of birth. You can easily check this for yourself and it is your responsibility to do so if you feel you have qualified – by going to the Series Points link below and checking that the series points in your name for the Half Marathon Series show a finish time and points earned in all four lead-up events.

Important! If you do not have points recorded for all four lead up events, you will not be on the list to receive a Grand Slam medal at the Waterfront. We will not enter into any discussion about this on race day so you will be turned away without a medal.

Make Up Runs
We get it. There are many, many reasons (and we’ve certainly heard most of them) why you may be forced to miss one of the qualifier events leading up to the Series Grand Finale – thus invalidating your Grand Slam medal. Whilst being there on the exact day and doing the exact distance is exactly what the challenge is all about, we nevertheless understand how “normal life” can get in the way sometimes.

So we have developed the following rules to allow as many people as possible to validate their Grand Slam medal, whilst still maintaining the original objective – which is to create a challenge that is worth striving for. These rules will be applied without exception to everyone. There will be no variation from them whatsoever, so please take note and respect them:

  • Make up runs are only available for the qualifier events (Devonport, Omaha, Coatesville and Maraetai).
  • No finish at Waterfront = no Grand Slam medal.
  • Only one make up run is permitted per competitor, per series.
  • The make up run must take place within 10 days (before or after) the actual Event Date.
  • Make up runs must follow the exact course of the original event and be completed within 4 hours, start to finish.
  • A link to your make up run on Garmin Connect or Strava (no other evidence is acceptable – no exceptions) must be provided within 14 days of the original event

Under no circumstances will we even discuss any exceptions outside of these rules. Please do not ask, you will be turned down.

Remember … if it was easy, it would not mean so much!

It is a requirement of your participation in each event of the series that you wear your race number on the front of your shirt at all times whilst taking part. Your number should be secured to your shirt by a safety pin in each corner (if you don’t have any, come to the Registration desk on race morning). Your electronic timing tag is attached to the back of your race number so be careful not to crease, crush or puncture it. When your race pack arrives with your hoodie – approximately two weeks prior to race one of the series – you will receive your individual race number for each of the series events. It is vitally important you wear the correct race number for each event and do not misplace any of them (see below).

Pimp Your Bib!
When you register, you will have the opportunity to select a nickname to print on your race number. Feel free to be creative – but please keep it clean folks! If you don’t select a nickname, your first name will be printed instead. If you prefer to fly under the radar – or you want to get creative with a sharpie – just put a full stop in the nickname field and we will leave it blank.

Important! Race numbers are printed in two batches. The first batch is sent to print approximately 28 days prior to the first event and will include everyone registered in the event at that time. All of these numbers will be delivered with your hoodie. The second batch is sent to print 3-4 days before the event and includes everyone else who has registered for a series pass. Note that once your race number has been printed, it is no longer possible to change the printing. If you transfer your entry to another person and your race number has already been printed, your name will still appear on there.

Important! Please don’t lose your race number. Replacement numbers are $10.

When you receive your race number, your electronic timing tag will be attached to the back. We are using disposable stick-on timing tags this year. We are sure you will appreciate the convenience of not having to attach a plastic tag to your shoes and then return it at the finish. All you have to remember is to secure your race number to the front of your shirt and you’re all set. Try to avoid holding your arm in front of the number as you cross the finish line (e.g. to turn off your watch) as this can sometimes affect the tag reading. Just wait until a few steps after the timing mat.

Important! There is no need to return your timing tag.

Important! Keep your race number with you when you finish as we will use it to register you in the prize draw for the Awards Ceremony – see below.

Running Events, organisers of the Auckland Half Marathon Series welcome walkers in all of our events, irrespective of the distance. Walkers routinely make up around 15-20% of the total field. We take the needs of our walkers seriously and have made changes to how our events operate to allow walkers to be appropriately recognised and accommodated. The notes here will help you, as a walker, to get the most from the event and help familiarise you with our setup for walkers.

Important! In the spirit of fair competition, we ask that all competitors adhere strictly to the rules. Competitive Walkers must not run or jog at any time during the event and must maintain contact with the ground at all times.

Hybrid Walk/Run or Competitive Walk?
When registering for a race distance which includes a competitive walk prize, you will be prompted to identify yourself as Runner, Hybrid Run/Walk or Competitive Walker. If you plan to walk most of the way but want to have the option to jog or run at any point, you should select the hybrid option. If you intend to walk throughout the event and want to measure yourself against other walkers, you should choose the Competitive Walk option.

Important! Hybrid run/walk competitors should start on the same start horn as the runners. For the 21K and 10K distances, Competitive Walk participants should start on the dedicated walkers start which will be three minutes after the main field.

Are There Prizes?
Please see the Merit Awards section for details of prizes. To be eligible for awards, walkers must enter in the Competitive Walk category, start on the Competitive Walk start signal and must only walk during the event.

How Is the Walking Competition Judged?
Unfortunately, we are not able to provide walking judges for our events. Therefore, we rely upon the integrity of those taking part to adhere to the rules of the walking competition and not run or jog at any time. In our experience over the years, we have found that the most common error in the walking competition is where people register as a competitive walker but decide to run on race day. We have worked around this issue by having a dedicated race start for walkers wherever there are Competitive Walk merit prizes at stake.

Important! We do not make judgement calls on disqualifications based on reports from other competitors. Unless advised otherwise by the competitor in question, we trust the integrity of our competitive walkers. In all cases, the Race Director’s decision shall be final.

The Grand Finale of the Auckland Half Marathon Series will include a special section to acknowledge the top place-getters in the series. The ceremony will take place on the main stage at the venue. See the Race Day Schedule for the Grand Finale for times.

Merit Awards

Beautiful glass trophies will be awarded to:

  • Top 3 men and women overall in …
    • Half Marathon Run Series,
    • Half Marathon Competitive Walk Series,
    • Classic Run Series,
    • Classic Competitive Walk Series
  • Age group champions in the Half Marathon Run Series

Series Points – How Are They Calculated?

The calculation method for series points for the 2018/19 Series will be different from that previously used. We believe the new method will result in fairer results and help to smooth out the peaks and troughs encountered due to differing participation levels at each event.

Series points will be awarded based on where you finished relative to the winner in your gender for that distance (and also the winner in your age group for those in the half marathon run series). The first placed male and female athletes in each category receive 100 points, and then subsequent finishers are awarded points as a percentage of the winner’s time. That means that, no matter how long you take to finish, you will always earn some points in your season-long quest for greatness!

Important! Once again, we will be offering DOUBLE POINTS for the Grand Finale. That means the overall winners at the Waterfront Half Marathon will receive 200 points instead of 100 … and so on down the line. So make sure you save your best til last!

Important! Although you do not need to complete all five events in the series to achieve an overall placing, it will obviously be difficult to win your category unless you do.

Important! For the Half Marathon Run Age Group Series competition, your age group will be based on your age as at Race One in the series. Trophies will be presented to the following age groups (both male and female): Under 20 years, 20-29 years, 30-39 years, 40-49 years, 50-59 years, 60-69 years, 70 years & over.

It is compulsory for all participants to attend, listen to and heed the advice of the safety briefing at each event. Above all else, however, please understand that – event where roads are closed – we cannot guarantee they will be traffic free. You have sole responsibility for your own safety. Do not leave any pavement, cross any road, pass any driveway unless you deem it is safe for you to do so.

Please remind your own spectators that they should not attempt to accompany you in vehicles, bikes or otherwise. They must follow the normal rules of the road to reach vantage points.

Important! A copy of the approved Health & Safety plan for any event in the series is available from Running Events on request.

Please remember the golden rule … Always give way to vehicles. No matter who has right of way, vehicles always win.

Past Events

Results, photos, video and more from previous editions of the Auckland Half Marathon Series

Series Points Standings

2018/19 SERIES
2017/18 SERIES
2016/17 SERIES

Grand Slam Medal

The Grand Slam medal is a unique feature of the Auckland Half Marathon Series.

Each and every runner and walker who completes the 21km half marathon distance at any qualifying event will receive an AHMS finisher token alongside the normal finisher medal for that event. Collect a token from every event in the series in the same season and we’ll have a Grand Slam medal waiting for you at the finish line of the Grand Finale. The Grand Slam medal has recesses to fit all your individual token inside and, together, they make the most outrageous race blink in New Zealand! It’s a fitting momento of an eight-month long journey completed. Onya!

Series Hoodie

Everyone who registers for an Auckland Half Marathon Series Pass gets a free hoodie!

There is no better way to keep warm on race morning that wrapped up cosy in your exclusive Auckland Half Marathon Series Hoodie! You can see hoodies from previous series here.

“You absolutely outdid yourselves.”

”You guys have run a lot of very good events, but you absolutely outdid yourselves on this one. Such a beautiful course, fun, party atmosphere, live timing every 1km, and well done on organising the weather too! Just awesome. – Mark Paterson (Waterfront Half Marathon)

Awesome run team! The course was challenging in small parts, which kept things very interesting. Well organised, you did a great job! I’ll def be back next year.

Liss Wallis, Devonport Half Marathon

Enjoyed this run.It has lots with lots of aid stations and the volunteer cadets out on the course were awesome. I LOVE my medal … can’t wait to see next year’s medal!

Wai McClutchie-Bennett , Coatesville HM

Very scenic and flat course with great sunny weather! Not too far from Auckland and made for a quick weekend away. Loved the medal and entertaining prize giving.

Gah Chan, Omaha Half Marathon

Contact Us

Get answers to any question about your next Running Event …

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Your tiktok dashboard allows you to make a variety of changes to your registration without even needing to ask us. How good is that? From within tiktok you can update your contact details, upgrade or downgrade your race selection or transfer your entry to another person. You can also add additional items like t-shirts and iTabs to your registration and pay the extra online. Just click on the LOGIN  link in the menu and follow the prompts to access the system or create a new account. Provided your account is email validated, you will find all of your registrations listed here. Select the one you wish to change and follow the Make Changes options from there. If you do have any difficulties, please just get back to us through this Contact Form.

Full details on our Refund & Transfer policy can be found here.

Important: Please do not ask for an exception. Our refund and transfer policy is clearly stated and applied evenly, without exception. We do not make exceptions to this policy under any circumstances whatsoever.

Single Race Registrations

  • If you registered at least 28 days prior to race day. your race number – with timing device attached – will be sent to you in the mail to the address specified in your registration. If you change address, make sure you let us know in time. You can expect to receive this approximately 7-10 days prior to the event.
  • If you registered within the last 28 days prior to race day, you will need to collect your race number from the Registration Tent at the event venue during the pre-race or race-morning registration sessions. See the event web site INFO section for details.

Series Pass Registrations

  • If you registered for an Auckland Half Marathon Series Pass at least 28 days prior to the Devonport Half Marathon, all of your race numbers (for all of the series events) and other materials will be sent to you by courier. You can expect to receive this approximately 7-10 days prior to the Devonport event. If you registered within the final 28 days prior to the Devonport Half Marathon, your race numbers and other materials will be available to collect from the Registration Tent at the Devonport event venue during the pre-race or race-morning registration sessions. See the event web site INFO section for details.
  • If you registered for an Albany Lakes Summer Series Pass before the early December courier deadline, your race number and other materials will be sent to you by courier. You can expect to receive this approximately 7-10 days prior to Christmas. If you registered after the courier deadline, your race number and other materials will be available to collect from the Registration Tent at the Race One event venue during the pre-race or race-morning registration sessions. See the event web site INFO section for details and to check the exact date of the courier deadline.


  • If you ordered any merchandise with your registration, it will be available for collection from the Merchandise tent at the event venue during either the pre-race or race morning registration times. See the event web site INFO section for details.

Our MyLaps disposable timing tags are small stickers that can be found on the back of your race number.  The tag sends out a unique UHF signal that identifies you and records the exact time at which you passed the detection mats. The tags are designed to withstand rain, sweat and normal wear-and-tear – but please don’t fold or bend the bib as this can damage it.  All you need to do to make sure your result is properly recorded is to wear your race number on the front of your shirt throughout the event. The tag is disposable – you do not need to return it after the event.

Important! Keep hold of your race number after you finish. You will need it to register for the prize draw at the Awards Ceremony. Listen out for announcements.

Of course! We love walkers and all of our events are open to runners, joggers and walkers alike. Many of our events offer specific merit prizes, start times and rules for competitive walkers. Please check the event web site and you will find this information on the “Walkers” tab.

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