New Zealand's Coastal Marathon.
If you’re looking for a fun, mainly flat, coastal course with stunning views based in the heart of the Coromandel Peninsula, then you’ve come to the right place! We have an event for everyone ranging from a 5km fun run right up to the brand new premier 42km marathon.
We have four-course options - 5km, 10km, a single lap 21km course and a marathon. We encourage both walkers and runners.
The new marathon starts at Ferry Landing on the Whitianga Harbour and takes in Shakespeare Cliff, Cooks Beach, as well as a local avocado orchard that offers panoramic views of Mercury Bay. A ferry ride at the 21km mark has marathon runners joining the new half marathon course.
The half marathon (previously 2 laps of town) is now a single lap course taking in all the sites of Buffalo Beach, the Whitianga Estuary and Whitianga Waterways. The shorter courses enjoy the coast.
The host town of Whitianga is an idyllic and relaxing location with top-notch accommodation, restaurants and recreational activities that makes this event a must-do for many.