The Course

/The Course
The Course2019-12-11T08:50:51+13:00

Pick your course  

Starting at Frank Kitts Park, participants will make their way around Wellington’s iconic bays towards Kilbirnie park.  This part of the course is interactive and fun, with lots of opportunities on the way to enter competitions, be sprayed by water guns, serenaded by bands and enjoy the view! For those competing in our 6.5 km events, your journey will come to an end at Kilbirnie Park where you can spend an hour or two at our family friendly finishers’ festival!

If 6.5 km is not enough, our 10 km runners and walkers will continue to our Miramar turning point, and then head back to Kilbirnie Park.

For those keen runners and walkers competing in the half marathon, your course will continue all the way to Scorching Bay where you will turn around and return to the finishers’ festival to celebrate.

Start Line

Located at Frank Kitts Park right by the starting line, the Starters’ Festival will get you excited and ready to take part in your chosen course! There will be a free warm up session for all participants to prepare you to complete your course safely. There will also be performances to provide you with an energy boost before you start as well as a free bag check in.

Checking in your bag in at the Starters’ Festival will ensure that your belongings are all ready for you at Kilbirnie park at the completion of your course.

Finishers Festival

The Finishers’ festival is one of the highlights of the event which is centred around the finishing line at Kilbirnie Park. This is where we celebrate achievements including awarding medals for the winners of each race and announcing our big prize winners. With hundreds of prizes to give away (including a Fiji Airways prize pack), you don’t want to miss the Finishers’ festival!

The festival will have a main stage with live music, food stalls, a family and kids’ zone and a recovery zone. The recovery zone has everything you need after your race- from massage to healthy snacks to replenish your body.

A free Metlink shuttle bus is available for participants at the Finishers’ Festival to take you back to the Wellington train station.