Kauri Half - 22KM
KAURI HALF MARATHON - 22KM
The run/walk race starts and finishes in Coromandel Township.
It takes participants over the Harray track followed by a steady climb up Flays Road. Near the top of Flays there is a short steep climb along the old horse trail which joins the track at the top of the central divide.
Competitors then follow the central divide onto the toughest and highest part of the course, the Kaipawa, reaching 586m above sea level
The final stretch is a glorious 4km downhill along the historic Success track, followed by a short run into town and the finish line.
Please find below detailed competitor notes and race maps for each distance. Please click on links below, print off and read carefully. These notes will help you prepare for your event. They also contain important safety messages.
Will be posted closer to the event
Click here to download a printable copy of all maps.
The main competition will be for the overall mens and womens quickest time in each event. The first three positions will be recognised. Age Category winners for men and women will also be recognised in each event.
The winners of each competition will receive a beautiful kauri bowl.
Age category winners in each event will also be recognised.
RUNNERS AND WALKERS (KAURI HALF - 22KM)
This event starts a little earlier from the White Star Station, near Colville at 10.00am with the Race Briefing at 9.45am. There will be a bus service if you need it leaving Coromandel School at 8.30am.
The weather in Coromandel in May is generally settled but conditions can get very cold, wet and windy up on the Coromandel ranges at any time of the year. For this reason you must carry or wear a windproof jacket and polyprop top and carry a survival blanket with you. It is a long race and we recommend you carry enough water and food for the duration of the race. There will be a number of water and R-Line electrolyte stops on route with some limited refreshments. The race is supported by a comprehensive safety plan.
WATER AND FUEL STOPS
These will be provided at the following points :
- The Tokotea - 15km mark
There will be water and R-Line electrolytes available along with some bananas and oranges
Each competitor will be provided with a race number which must be visible at all times.
The race will be supported by comprehensive safety backup including land based marshals and paramedic support on the course.
CONSIDERATION FOR THE LAND
To enable us to run this event we have sought permission from a number of private landowners, DOC and other interested parties. It is important that we treat the land that we pass through with respect. To this end it is a compulsory requirement that everyone carry out their own rubbish.
KAURI HALF - 22 KM - COURSE PROFILE