Race Day

Cigna Achilles Half Marathon – 7:45am
Bluebridge 10km – 8:30am
6.5km Fun Run/Walk – 9:15am
6.5km Mitre 10 MEGA Buggy Walk – 9:15am

It is recommended that you are at the Frank Kitts Park start area no later than half an hour prior to your race start time. If you need to collect your race bib or drop any clothing at the bag storage please allow yourself enough time to do so as there may be a queue. Les Mills will run a warm up at the start line 10 minutes before each race starts.

We provide a free bag/clothing check service at Frank Kitts Park with collection after the race at Kilbirnie Park. There is limited space in our vehicles and there may be a queue, so please be at Frank Kitts Park early if you would like to take advantage of this service to ensure you don’t miss out.
For safety reasons pets, scooters, rollerblades, skateboards and bicycles are not permitted on the course.
For safety reasons, those participating with a buggy in any of the non-buggy walk events are requested to start towards the back of the pack.
We will have 6 pace runners in the Half Marathon event. They will aim to complete the course in the following times: 1:25hr / 1:30hr / 1:40hr / 1:45hr / 1:50hr / 2:00hr / 2:10hr. The 10km will have 3 pace runners aiming to complete the course in the following times: 40mins / 50mins / 60mins
The Cigna Achilles Half Marathon and 10km are both measured and certified by Athletics Wellington.
Participants can walk any of the events. Walkers will receive a time, but Cigna Round the Bays is not an officiated walking event and there will be no official recognition for the leading walkers home.
Marathon Photos will be taking photos during the entire day trying to capture every participant. Participants will be sent an email with a direct link to on-the-day photos. These will be available to purchase from marathon-photos.com.



If you would like to change down an event (e.g. from the half marathon to the 10km), simply contact us to make the adjustment to your registration before Friday 10 February 2017. An administration fee of 25% will be deducted from your refund for any adjustments made. No refund will be given after Friday 13 January 2017.

Likewise if you would like to change up an event, simply contact us to make the change. You will only need to pay the difference in entry fee. There will be no additional charges.

Contact us at roundthebays@sportwellington.org.nz to make the change. Please note that changing your event is subject to whether the distance has sold out.

If you have entered but are unable to take part on the day, you can transfer your entry to a friend. You can make the transfer yourself prior to Friday 10 February 2017 by logging in to your tiktok account and clicking on ‘My Registrations’. If you are unable to do it online yourself contact roundthebays@sportwellington.org.nz up until midnight on Wednesday 15 February 2017 to make the change.

Alternatively, contact us at roundthebays@sportwellington.org.nz before 5pm on Friday 13 January and we will update the details on the registration.

No refunds will be given to participants that do not participate on the day or do not complete their selected event.

Refunds on your entry fee will only be given for medical reasons. You must contact us before 5pm Friday 13 January 2017. A medical certificate may be required. 25% of your entry fee will be retained to cover administration costs.

We use a highly recognised timing company for all events but there may still be a small percentage of timing chips that will not record a time. No refund, full or in part will be given but we will do everything possible to get your race time.

Cigna Round the Bays is one of the biggest fun runs in New Zealand and as such participants enjoy a high standard of event services including road closures, first aid providers, water and sanitation and professional timing systems. Your registration fees help us to pay for these services.

Athletics Wellington, the regional sports organisation in charge with promoting and organising Athletics in the greater Wellington region, receives a sanctioning levy for every 10km and Half Marathon participant. This levy is in exchange for Athletics Wellington’s expert advice in regards to sanctioning, measuring and officiating of the event and in turn the money raised by Athletics Wellington helps them run their own programmes and events.

Achilles International NZ, our official charity partner, receives a $1 donation per person entered. This donation helps Achilles NZ provide New Zealanders with disabilities the opportunity to participate alongside able-bodied athletes in local mainstream events like Cigna Round the Bays, Taupo Half Marathon, the Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington Marathons and more.

If you do not return your shoe tag at the finish line you will be required to pay $25 to cover the cost of replacing it.