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Essential Participant Information
We can’t wait to see you at Cigna Round the Bays 2018 on Sunday!

Below is some very important health and safety information relevant to your chosen event. Please take the time to read this before Sunday.

Don’t forget to download the event app to get your official timed result on Sunday. You’ll also find useful event information and exclusive sponsor offers, check it out!

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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 event and area at the start line. There will be walking billboard signs indicating start areas for elite runners, runners, joggers, walkers, Active Families with scooters and Buggy Walkers. 
  • 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. Therefore you are not at a disadvantage by starting further 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 road closures and no parking areas on the course. These are listed on our website. Participants who park in spaces on-course are not permitted to drive through the course road closures, under any circumstances, until the roads have been officially 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 10km runners. 
  • Please ensure you prepare adequately for the event, including dressing suitably for the conditions. 
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Message from our Principal Sponsor – Cigna New Zealand

Good luck to everyone taking part this weekend!Keep an eye out for our team in green – we’ve got lots planned from getting your geared up at the start line, cheering you along past Balaena Bay, and all the fun and festivities at Kilbirnie Park.

We’re really looking forward to sharing the day with you and your family and friends!


If you have registered after 1 February 2018 or have not yet received your event bib, please come to Les Mills Extreme (52-70 Taranaki Street, Wellington) during the following dedicated pick-up times:

Friday 16 February

12pm – 6.30pm

Saturday 17 February

10am – 4pm


If you cannot make it to Les Mills Extreme, you may collect your bib on event day from the Wilson car park underneath Frank Kitts Park.


Please ensure you allow a minimum of 30 minutes before your event starts to collect your bib.


All participants can travel FREE of charge on Go Wellington and Valley Flyer bus services between the hours of 6am-5pm on event day.
Simply show the driver your event bib when boarding. Excludes Airport Flyer.

We strongly recommend that you plan you trip in advance.

Buses can fill up quickly on event day and you may not be able to catch your desired bus if it has reached capacity.


Charter Buses
Our charter buses are nearly full! Limited seats remain on the Kapiti and Upper Hutt buses only. Bookings are essential.


Park at Westpac Stadium from 6.30am – 4pm for only a gold coin donation on event day. All proceeds go to our official event charity – Achilles NZ.

Park near the finish line at the Wellington Indian Association on Kemp Street. Fees apply.

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We provide a free bag checking service at Frank Kitts Park to transport your personal belongings to the finish line.


If you would like to use this service, you must bring your own bag to contain your personal belongings. Please ensure your bag is small and light.In an effort to reduce our impact on the environment, we will not be supplying plastic bags, or other, for use.


Drop off is located by on the waterfront side of the playground at Frank Kitts Park. Pick up will be at the northern side of Kilbirnie Park, near the cricket nets.


Cigna Round the Bays Official Charity – Achilles

A huge thanks to everyone who has donated or fundraised for “Achilles New Zealand” – the official charity of Cigna Round the Bays.


Look out for their team of around 70 athletes and guides, all wearing bright yellow, and give them a cheer!

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When collecting your pre-purchased medal from Kilbirnie Park on Sunday, we strongly advise you to bring your e-receipt that shows proof of your medal purchase.


To access your e-receipt, log in to your tiktok account here and click on the ‘My Purchases’ tab.Proof of purchase can either be in paper or electronic form e.g. on a mobile phone. Medals can still be collected without proof of purchase, but this process will take longer.


Medals are now sold out and therefore unavailable for purchase.


Check out the AWESOME range of activities, food and entertainment at our re-vamped Kilbirnie Park Festival once you cross the finish line! 

Cigna Zone
Cigna will have their huge Cigna Challenge inflatable obstacle course, along with face painters to entertain the little ones!


Buggy Walk Zone
Check out Mitre 10 MEGA’s bouncy castle and ‘POP! Big Bubbles’ in the Buggy Walk Zone at the finish area.


Family Zone
There’s heaps to see and do here! Refuel with a sausage courtesy of Speedy Signs or the team from Southern Cross Garden Bar & Restaurant.
Bluebridge are bringing face painters, Youthtown will have games and activities, visit the team from Micro Scooters and check out Springfree Trampolines!


TBI Rest & Recovery Zone
Head here for a massage after your efforts from the NZ College of Massage, relax with Recoverooom, try out a Virtual Outward Bound Experience, and visit the teams from Les Mills, Shoe Clinic, Herbalife and Athletics Wellington.


Food & Beverage Trucks
We’ll have a wide range of tasty (and healthy!) food and drink options on Kilbirnie Park to satisfy your cravings. EFTPOS is accepted by some vendors, please bring cash.


The team from Porse will be on-hand to provide private areas for changing infants and breast-feeding. They will be based in the Buggy Walk Zone at Kilbirnie Park and on-course at Cog Park near Evans Bay Marina.’

PLUS $30k worth of spot prizes to be won!


Check out the Kilbirnie Park Festival map here.


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Run like the wind this Sunday! You can’t plan the weather but you can be informed. Keep an eye on the latest forecast on the free Metservice app.

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For more information, please refer to our website: 
or download the official event app.


Saturday 17 Feb – Southern Cross Garden Bar & Restaurant

Get some carbs on-board before the big day! Bring your event bib along to score a plate of pasta for just $9! Available from midday, eat in or takeaway!

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Win 1 of 3 Adult Micro Scooters!

We’re stoked to have Micro Scooters on-board as a sponsor for our new Active Families category!

Visit the Micro tent once you cross the finish line at Kilbirnie Park and see the team for information on how to win a sweet new Micro scooter!


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