Health & Safety Information

The health and safety of our event participants, volunteers, suppliers, and the general public is of the highest importance to us.

Please take the time to read the information below relating to your chosen event to ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience on event day.

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6.5km events

6.5km Fun Run/Walk – 6.5km Active Families – Mitre 10 MEGA Buggy Walk

  • The 6.5km events start from 9.15am.
  • Please arrive at Frank Kitts Park at least 30 minutes before the start time in order to familiarise yourself with the start area and hear the health and safety briefing prior to the 6.5km events starting.
  • Please ensure you are lined up at the correct area at the start line. There will be walking billboard signs indicating start areas for runners, joggers, walkers, Active Families participants with scooters and Buggy Walkers in this event. Please ensure you line up in the correct area.
  • For health and safety reasons we do require all scooters, buggys and non-racing wheelchairs to start at the back of the pack – your timing chip (located on the back of your bib – do not remove or fold this) will not be activated until you physically cross the start line mat so there is no disadvantage to starting at the back.
  • Children 12 years and under are allowed to use a push scooter on course as long as they are wearing a helmet and accompanied by an adult at all times. We have a crowd control team who will be walking through the start area to ensure people are lined up in the correct area. Please follow their instructions if you are asked to move.
  • There is a section on the back of your bib to write your emergency contact information on. We highly recommend doing this for any children taking part in the event aged 14 years or under.
  • As you move forward towards the start line please be aware that the width of the area narrows to get everyone across the timing mat – please watch your step!
  • If you find yourself stuck in the wrong section, please move to the left hand side and let the faster participants through.
  • The 6.5km course follows the road the entire way from the start line to Kilbirnie Park.
  • All roads are closed for this event; however there may be vehicles on course including official vehicles or emergency service vehicles which may need to get through the crowd.
  • Please note the legal road closure and no parking areas on the course, these are available on our website. Participants who park in available spaces on-course are not permitted to drive through the course road closures, under any circumstances, until the roads have officially been re-opened.
  • Please run or walk on the road wherever possible – the footpath is open for the general public and you will need to share it with them.
  • A water station and toilets (including a disabled toilet) are situated on course at Balaena Bay.
  • Roads will be re-opening at 11.30am. Marshals will direct you to the footpath. After 11.30am, you will have to cross at the lights on the corner of Evans Bay Parade and Wellington Road. Marshals will be leaving the course at 1pm.
  • As you approach the finish line you will be directed by marshals to keep right to avoid Half Marathon and 10k runners.
  • Please ensure you prepare adequately for the event, including dressing suitably for the conditions.

Bluebridge 10km

  • The Bluebridge 10km starts at 8.30am.
  • Please arrive at Frank Kitts Park at least 30 minutes before the start time in order to familiarise yourself with the start area and hear the health and safety briefing prior to the 10km event starting.
  • Please ensure you are lined up at the correct area at the start line. Pace runners are spaced at intervals in the start area – these locations are signalled by the walking billboard signage. Please start behind the Pace Runner for your estimated finish time.
  • Please be aware of those around you.
  • If you are in a wheelchair please keep to the left.
  • If you have a buggy, please start at the back of the crowd.
  • There is no rush to get to the start line; your timing chip (located on the back of your bib – do not remove or fold this) will not be activated until you physically cross the start line mat.
  • As you move forward towards the start line please be aware that the width of the area narrows to get everyone across the timing mat – please watch your step!
  • Whilst we do allow the use of headphones, please ensure you are able to hear and follow the instructions of our marshals.
  • The 10km course is measured and sanctioned by Athletics Wellington. The correct line follows the left hand side of the course the entire way.
  • It is an out and back course – Please keep left at all times to avoid collisions with returning runners.
  • Please take care at the 10k turnaround on Shelly Bay Road and give way to any faster half marathon runners also on the course before moving to the left hand side of the road.
  • There may be vehicles on course including official or emergency service vehicles which may need to get through the crowd.
  • If you are still on course at midday, marshals will ask you to move onto footpaths or to the side of the road – for your safety please do so immediately. Marshals will be leaving the course at 1pm.
  • Water stations are situated at Balaena Bay and along the course at approximately 3km intervals. Powerade as well as water, will be available at water station #2 on Cobham Drive.
  • If you require assistance at any time throughout the event please speak with a marshal on course or at a water station.
  • Please ensure you prepare adequately for the event, including dressing suitably for the conditions.
  • Please note the legal road closure and no parking areas on the course, these are available on our website. Participants who park in available spaces on-course are not permitted to drive through the course road closures, under any circumstances, until the roads have officially been re-opened.

Cigna Achilles Half Marathon

  • The Cigna Achilles Half Marathon starts at 7.45am.
  • Please arrive at Frank Kitts Park at least 30 minutes before the start time in order to familiarise yourself with the start area and hear the health and safety briefing prior to the half marathon event starting.
  • Please ensure you are in the correct start area. Pace runners are spaced at intervals in the start area and identified by the walking billboard signage. Please start behind the Pace Runner for your estimated finish time.
  • Please be aware of those around you.
  • If you are in a wheelchair please keep to the left.
  • If you have a buggy, please stay to the back of the crowd.
  • There is no rush to get to the start line; your timing chip (located on the back of your bib – do not remove or fold this) will not be activated until you physically cross the start line mat.
  • As you move forward towards the start line please be aware that the width of the area narrows to get everyone across the timing mat – please watch your step!
  • Whilst we do allow the use of headphones, please ensure you are able to hear and follow the instructions of our marshals.
  • The Half Marathon course is measured and sanctioned by Athletics Wellington. The correct line follows the left hand side of the road the entire way.
  • It is an out and back course – Please keep left at all times to avoid on-coming runners and do not cut the corners on Shelly Bay and Massey Roads.
  • Please take care when merging with the 10k runners at the 10k turnaround on Shelly Bay Road. Keep to the left, 10k runners will be entering the course from your right before moving to the left hand side of the road.
  • There may be vehicles on course including official or emergency service vehicles which may need to get through the crowd.
  • If you are still on course at midday, marshals will ask you to move onto footpaths or to the side of the road – for your safety please do so immediately. Marshals will be leaving the course at 1pm.
  • Water stations are situated at Balaena Bay and then along the half marathon course at approximately 3km intervals. Powerade as well as water, will be available at the half marathon water stations.
  • If you require assistance at any time throughout the event please speak with a marshal on course or at a water station.
  • Please ensure you prepare adequately for the event, including dressing suitably for the conditions.
  • Please note the legal road closure and no parking areas on the course, these are available on our website. Participants who park in available spaces on-course are not permitted to drive through the course road closures, under any circumstances, until the roads have officially been re-opened.

For more information, please refer to our FAQ page.