Kauri Half - 20KM
KAURI HALF MARATHON - 20KM
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.
The main competition will be for the overall mens and womens quickest time in each event. The first position 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.
RUNNERS AND WALKERS (KAURI HALF - 22KM)
This event starts from Patukirikirie reserve near Coromandel Town at 10.00am. There will be a briefing at 9.45am.
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 or merino top and carry a survival blanket with you. You will also need to carry a fully charged cellphone 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 :
- Top of the Kennedy Bay Hill - 11km 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