About the Series

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

The 2020/21 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 seven-month long series which runs from October 2020 to April 2021. 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 and 10k distances have the chance to go for the grand-daddy of race bling … the Grand Slam medal. To earn this legendary medal, you must complete either the 21km half marathon or the 10km at all five events in the same season.

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 October 4th 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

10k Classic Series Pass

$19000

5k Series Pass

$-

2K Kids Dash Series Pass

$-

IMPORTANT COVID-19 CONTINGENCY INFORMATION

In these uncertain times, Running Events are doing everything we possibly can to ensure our events can go ahead. Based on the current information (which changes, like, *all* the time!), we can only proceed with a series event when Auckland is at Level 1 (i.e. no limits on mass gatherings). To give us the best possible chance to produce the events, we have booked contingency dates in addition to the original event date. We will publish details of these if/when they are required. If we do postpone any event – and you can’t make the new date – you’ll be able to transfer your entry or compete virtually (and receive an entry fee credit). Full details will appear on the appropriate series event web site if required.

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Series Events

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

Race One: 11 October 2020

Devonport Half Marathon

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Race Two: 6 December 2020

Omaha Half Marathon

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Race Three: 14 February 2021

Coatesville Half Marathon

Web Site

Race Four: 14 March 2021

Maraetai Half Marathon

Web Site

Grand Finale: 11 April 2021

Waterfront Half Marathon

Web Site

Series Information

A comprehensive guide to the Auckland Half Marathon Series.

Sponsors

Date Details
12 Jul 2020 Super earlybird entry rates expire.
30 Aug 2020 Earlybird entry rates expire.
06 Sep 2020 Last chance to claim free delivery of your hoodie and race numbers.
10 Oct 2020 Series Pass registrations CLOSE!
10 Oct 2020 4-5pm: Pre-race registration at Devonport Half Marathon.
11 Oct 2020 From 6am. On site registration at Devonport.
11 Oct 2020 Race One: Devonport Half Marathon
06 Dec 2020 Race Two: Omaha Half Marathon
14 Feb 2021 Race Three: Coatesville Half Marathon
14 Mar 2021 Race Four: Maraetai Half Marathon
11 Apr 2021 Grand Finale: Waterfront Half Marathon

Every person who purchases an Auckland Half Marathon Series Pass (21K & 10K) will also receive – FREE! – the official 2020/21 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 2020/21 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

XSML SML MED LAR XL 2XL
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.

Mizuno Auckland Half Marathon Series T-shirt  –  SALES NOW CLOSED

The Mizuno Auckland Half Marathon Series t-shirt is available to purchase when you register. This genuine Mizuno shirt features the Auckland Half Marathon Series logo. You can order your t-shirt during the entry process or – if you change your mind later – add it to your registration order. Note that these event t-shirts are made to order so they must be pre-purchased if you would like to receive it at the Devonport Half Marathon event.  You can pick it up from the Merchandise tent at the venue during pre-race registration or on race day. The t-shirt design will be available soon via the online registration form. Please check sizing carefully.

Cost: $45 

(Pre-purchase only – SALES NOW CLOSED)

Unisex

Small Medium Large X-Large 2X-Large
Chest (cm) 89-96 97-104 105-112 113-120 121-127
Waist (cm) 73-80 81-87 88-96 97-104 105-111

Womens

S M L XL
Chest (cm) 82-88 89-95 96-102 103-109
Waist (cm) 61-67 67-73 73-79 79-85

Important! For the most accurate results, measure yourself in your undergarments. The chest measurement is taken around the fullest part of your chest, keeping the tape firmly under your armpits and around your shoulder blades. The waist measurement is taken from just below your natural waist. Insert your forefinger between the tape and your body to allow ease in fit.

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.

Grand Slam Medal
Each person who has personally finished the 21km or 10km distances at Devonport, Omaha, Coatesville, Maraetai and Waterfront Half Marathons will receive the amazing Grand Slam medal as a memento of your superb achievement.

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.

AHMS Medal Hanger
Any half marathon entrant who qualifies for a Grand Slam medal will also receive a stylish medal hanger to display their series medals.

Qualification
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 or 10km 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.

Start Line Congestion

We don’t want anyone to feel as though they can’t participate in the event. If you’re worried about starting close to people, we’ll have the start line open for a minimum of 25 minutes and you may start whenever you like in that period.  Please use this time to maintain social distancing if needed.  Your official time will not start until your cross the timing mats.

Hand Sanitiser

Hand sanitiser will be readily available at the refueling station, registration, gear drop and waste stations areas. Please help yourself as often as needed.

Important!  Please do not attend if you:

  • are unwell
  • are a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19
  • are waiting for a test result for COVID-19
  • are self-isolating.

Continue to practice good hygiene. This means:

  • Keeping 2 metres away from people you don’t know
  • Covering coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues or coughing/sneezing into your elbow
  • Disposing of used tissues appropriately in a bin
  • Using the hand sanitiser located around the event site:
    • before eating or handling food
    • after using the toilet
    • after coughing, sneezing, blowing your nose or wiping children’s noses
    • after touching public surfaces

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

Important!  Makeup runs only ensure you still qualify for your slam medal.  They do not count towards Auckland Half Marathon Series points calculations.

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
  • Age group champions in the Classic Run Series

Series Points – How Are They Calculated?

The calculation method for series points for the 2019/20 Series will be the same as used last season. We believe this 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.

Important! For the Classic 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): 0-15 years, 16-34 years, 35-54 years, 55 years & over.

revTab

The revTab is a self-adhesive metal plate which is delivered direct to your home approximately three weeks after your event with your name, distance and time engraved on it. It’s a wonderful way to celebrate and immortalise your achievement. Where possible, our finisher medals have a recess on the back to fit your revTab insert.

revTabs are available for the following events:
– Tauranga Marathon
– Devonport Half Marathon
– Omaha Half Marathon
– Coatesville Half Marathon
– Maraetai Half Marathon
– Waterfront Half Marathon
– Auckland Half Marathon Series Grand Slam (will include all five of your half marathon finishing times in the series)
– Run Devonport
– Run The Point
– Run Albany

You can purchase a revTab when registering for your event. For individual events, they are $15 and for the Auckland Half Marathon Series Grand Slam, they are $19. The price includes delivery to your door. If you didn’t order one when you registered – but would like to do so now – you can do it via my.runningevents.co.nz up until race day. Just click on the LOGIN button at the top of the web site and follow the prompts from there.

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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

2020/21 SERIES
2019/20 SERIES
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 person who has personally finished the 21km distance at Devonport, Omaha, Coatesville, Maraetai and Waterfront Half Marathons will receive the amazing Grand Slam mega-medal as a memento of your superb achievement. Onya!

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.

Series Hoodie

Everyone who registers for an Half Marathon or Classic 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

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Your my.runningevents.co.nz dashboard allows you to make a variety of changes to your registration without even needing to ask us. How good is that? From within your account, 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 revTabs 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 a North Shore Run 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.

Merchandise

  • 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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