About the Waterfront Half Marathon:
A unique event unlike anything you have ever experienced before, this is the Waterfront Half Marathon.
April 14, 2019 sees the second edition of the Waterfront Half Marathon. This is the half marathon that Auckland runners and walkers have been waiting for. Flat, fast, traffic free and spectacularly scenic, the Waterfront Half Marathon falls beautifully at the end of a summer of fitness in the City of Sails, making it the Grand Finale of the Mizuno Auckland Half Marathon Series.
The event base is Selwyn Domain, right in the heart of Mission Bay. The race starts on Tamaki Drive, heading first to Mechanics Bay with the city skyline as a sighter before heading back along the stunning waterfront ribbon towards St Heliers.
Finishers will feel the spray from the iconic Mission Bay fountain as they cross the line, earning themselves a beautiful commemorative finisher medal and… probably… a new PB. And if you’re not quite up to the half marathon just yet, there’s still the 10K Classic, 5K Fun Run & Walk or 2K Kids’ Dash to aim for. Yep, you guys get a medal too!
On Course Entertainment:
We know it, running a half marathon is tough! That’s why we’ve lined up awesome entertainment and giant inflatable arches for every single kilometre of the route. Whilst you’re enjoying the taiko drums, cover bands and DJs, your legs have forgotten how tired they were!
The 2018 Waterfront Half Marathon featured the most advanced timing operation ever accomplished in Australasia. For the first time ever, athletes were tracked in real-time for every single kilometre of their journey, providing friends and family – at the venue and following along at home – with unique insight into their athlete’s progress.
The Waterfront Half Marathon aims to be the most spectator friendly event in the country. Those taking on the 21K will pass the race site three times on their way to the finish line, so there’s no shortage of opportunities for cheers and encouragement.
Meanwhile, whilst you are on the road, they can enjoy Mission Bay’s cafes, beach and play area without missing any of the action.
The inaugural event was a belter; stunning weather, fabulous on-course entertainment and a party atmosphere at the finish line. 2019 promises to be even better… we hope you can join us.