Huntly Half Marathon
40th Anniversary!

Sunday 24 May 2020

Special pricing now available until
28 February 2020!

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Event Information

Event Day:
Sunday 24 May 2020

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till the 2020 Huntly Half Marathon!

Start Times:

7:15am

Race Venue Opens

9:00am

Half Marathon

10:00am

10km

11:15am

5km

11:45am

Run Kids

Entry Fees

Half Marathon

21km | Run or Walk
Special

$45

Ends 27 February 2020

Entry Fee Includes:

Event T-Shirt²
Finishers’ Medal
Personalised Race Number³

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Standard

$55

From 28 February 2020

10km

Run or Walk
Special

$30

Ends 27 February 2020

Entry Fee Includes:

Event T-Shirt²
Finishers’ Medal
Personalised Race Number³

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Standard

$35

From 28 February 2020

5km

Run or Walk
Special

$25

Ends 27 February 2020

Entry Fee Includes:

Event T-Shirt²
Finishers’ Medal
Personalised Race Number³

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Standard

$30

From 28 February 2020

Run Kids

Under 16’s¹ | 2km
Standard

$10

Ends 24 May 2020

Entry Fee Includes:

Event T-Shirt²
Finishers’ Medal
Personalised Race Number³

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¹Kids ages are calculated on Race Day.
²Event T-Shirts are limited to the first 2,000 registrations. Sizes are limited and subject to first in first served basis.
³Personalised Race Numbers are only available for early entries before 11:59pm 1 March 2020. Early entries will also include postal delivery of Race Packs to valid New Zealand addresses. Late entries after this date will have Standard Race Numbers issued. Late entrants also need to collect their Race Packs on the morning of the race from the Huntly Rugby Clubrooms.
Race Day Entries are subject to availability – EFTPOS, Credit Card or Cash.

Course Information

The classic when it comes to Half Marathons, the Huntly Half Marathon is NZ’s longest running standalone Half Marathon event having started in 1981.

This course is one that is fast. It features a virtually flat single out and back route that follows the mighty Waikato River completely on sealed and closed roads. This course will only be used for the Half Marathon participants and no other event distances.

The event returns to its original time of year in May and is perfectly positioned a few weeks after the Rotorua Marathon allowing for that goal of running a fast time on this fast course.

The event involves the traditional Half Marathon distance of 21.1km, along with a 10km, 5km and Kids 2km for Under 16 year olds. All events have the option of either a Run or Walk.

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Half Marathon

This new course is fast. It features a virtually flat single out and back route that follows the mighty Waikato River completely on sealed roads. The course starts at Huntly Rugby Club, exits left into Alexandra Street, then right onto Riverview Road, which then becomes Hakarimata Road to a turnaround a few hundred meters after Morpork Lane.

The west side lane of Riverview and Hakarimata Roads will be closed to traffic.

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10km

The Huntly Half Marathon 10km Course is one that covers a bit of everything. Starting at Huntly Rugby Club, exit left into Alexandra Street then right onto Riverview Road, turn right at Porritt Avenue, heading to the top of Porritt Avenue and crossing straight over the road, then turning right onto the awesome gravel trails around Lake Puketirini which offers a bit of variety with a few undulations and a long downhill.

Once you have completed the circuit around Lake Puketirini, you return back down Porritt Avenue, turn left into Riverview Road, left into Alexandra Street then back into the Huntly Rugby Club to the finish.

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5km

The Huntly Half Marathon 5km Course is also one that covers a bit of everything. Starting at Huntly Rugby Club, exit left into Alexandra Street then right onto Riverview Road, turn right at Porritt Avenue, heading to the top of Porritt avenue and crossing straight over the road, then turning right onto the awesome gravel trails around Lake Puketirini which offers a bit of variety with a few undulations and an uphill climb.

Once you have completed the circuit along the foreshore of Lake Puketirini and back up the hill, you return back down Porritt Avenue turn left into Riverview Road, left into Alexandra Street then back into the Huntly Rugby Club to the finish.

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Run Kids – 2km

Run Kids: 1 Lap of this course.

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Participant Information

Time Activity
7:15am Race Venue Opens
8:50am Huntly Half Marathon – Race Safety Briefing
9:00am Huntly Half Marathon – Run Start
9:03am Huntly Half Marathon – Walk Start
9:50am 10km – Race Safety Briefing
10:00am 10km – Run Start
10:03am 10km – Walk Start
11:00am 5km – Race Safety Briefing
11:15am 5km – Run Start
11:18am 5km – Walk Start
11:40am  Run Kids – Race Safety Briefing
11:45am Run Kids – 2km Start
12:30pm Prizegiving

Please note these times are subject to change

You can update your details online by either:

You are responsible for your own safety and enter this event at your own risk. It is important that you read the event rules and follow each of the safety guidelines of the event:

  • All participants must be present at the Event Safety Briefing for each and every race.
  • First Aid is located at the Race Headquarters.
  • No Spectators or supporters are allowed to follow participants at any stage of the event.
  • ALL New Zealand Road Rules Apply.
  • You must run on the dedicated track at all times and within the safety cones.
  • Do not cut any corners.
  • Knowing the course is your responsibility, please double check the course map.
  • You must listen to and obey any instructions given by Race Officials.
  • If you are walking or running in a group please do not walk or run more than two abreast.
  • Please be aware of participants passing you from behind and keep to the left.
  • Please seed yourself accordingly at the start.
  • Please ensure you have adequate and suitable clothing, footwear must be worn, no bare torsos.
  • Please ensure you are physically fit and healthy enough to complete your chosen distance. If you are unsure please seek advice from a medical professional.
  • If you feel unwell or unfit to compete in the event we strongly advise you to withdraw immediately and seek assistance or professional advice.
  • If another participant is in distress, immediately offer assistance and inform a Race Official.
  • You may not compete under another person’s identity as we need to know exactly who is on course in the event medical attention is required.
  • Please report any accidents or incidents to a Race Official as soon as possible.
  • No pets are allowed to accompany participants on course.
  • Race Numbers must be worn on the front of your top at all times.
  • Timing is a service provided by the event organisers but there is no guarantee that your time will be recorded and published in the results.
  • Due to the risk to the individual, the use of any and all portable audio devices (including but not limited to iPods, MP3 players, cellphones, and Walkman devices) is discouraged.
  • The walking categories will not be judged and it would be appreciated if all walkers, walk the entire event if in the walker category. No jogging or running.
  • All participants under the age of 18 must have the consent of their parent or guardian.

Based on Athletics NZ Guidelines the following Minimum Age restrictions apply:

  • Half Marathon – 16 years
  • 10km – 13 years

Drink stations will be available at the following distances in the below event distances:

Half Marathon 10km 5km
3km 5km 1km
4.5km 8km 4km
7.5km
10km
13.5km
16.5km
18.0km

Parking is at Huntly Rugby Park off Riverview Road for a $5 fee.

This is directly beside the Start/Finish area. Please follow the parking signs and have your donation ready. Please carpool where possible.

All funds raised go directly to the Huntly Rugby Club.

Photographs will be placed on our Facebook page after the event, please feel free to tag yourself and your family and friends!

Medical Assistance will be available at the finish and we will have medical teams on the course.

Thank you to Hamilton based Ambulance EMT.

There will be a number of food and drink stalls along with product tents with specials at the event.

If you would like to book a stall site please contact us via email – david@runnz.co.nz

Prams and Nordic Poles are permitted due to the changes in course.

Nordic walkers will be asked to start at the back of the walking event.

Showers are available at the Huntly Rugby Clubrooms, directly beside the Start/Finish area for a Gold Coin Donation.

All funds raised go directly to the Huntly Rugby Club.

Toilets and urinals are located at the Start/Finish line of the event.

As per Huntly Half Marathon Event Rules, you may not compete under another person’s name. We need to know exactly who are on our courses for Health & Safety and incase medical treatment is required. We take participant safety seriously so please adhere to our rules.

It is also unfair on other participants if they are competing against someone from a different gender or age group.

To ensure that the results are fair for all participants, if you are in the walking event you must walk the entire distance.

If you you would like to change your entry to a “run”, you can do this online before 11:59pm Friday 24 May 2019.

Alternatively, if you entered the run but need to walk, you are able to run and/or walk in this category.

Address updates, participant transfers, and distance transfers must be completed online before 1 May 2019.

As per Event Rules, you may not compete under another person’s name as we need to know exactly who is on course for Health & Safety reasons and incase medical treatment is required.

You can complete transfers or update details Online by either:

  1. Clicking on the links contained in your Confirmation Email; or
  2. By simply logging into your ACTIVE.com Account up until the 5th March.

If you do not have an ACTIVE.com Account, you will need to create one first. Visit My Events and enter your registration ID in the “Claim your registration” box.

If you have any problems with your ACTIVE.com Account or Transfers please email APAC-Support@ActiveNetwork.com or view the ACTIVE.com User Support Page.

Unfortunately Registration Fees are non refundable.

We do offer Participant or Distance Transfers, please see the Participant and Distance Transfer FAQ.

John Walker Find Your Field of Dreams Foundation

Huntly Half Marathon’s chosen charity is the John Walker Find Your Field of Dreams Foundation.

John is an icon in the NZ running field. Having won the Huntly Half Marathon back-to-back in 1982 and 1983, John is still an active member of the running community today.

The John Walker FYFOD Foundation’s mission is to positively impact on the lives of young people by providing accessible sports and physical recreation experiences which promote character development, life enhancing values, good health and community cohesion.

Huntly Half Marathon are proudly donating $1 from every entry to the John Walker FYFOD Foundation.

John Walker FYFOD Foundation

Current amount raised: $553.00

Contact Us

Need more information about the event? Feel free to contact us using the form or directly below:

Email: david@runnz.co.nz

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