January 18th 2025

About the Waitoa Mount Festival Half Marathon

The course boasts some of New Zealand’s most iconic and picturesque scenery making this event a ‘must do’ for the whole family.

Course Overview

Scenic, coastal course

Distance

5km, 10km or 21km

Entry Perks

Finishers medal,  goody bag,  epic finish line experience.

Entry Fees

Individual entries available.

Athlete Information

5km 

  • Opening Special $31 (20/05/24 – 26/05/24)
  • Early Bird $42 (27/05/24 – 31/07/24)
  • Standard Rate $47 (01/10/24 – 31/10/24)
  • Last Minute Rate $53 (01/11/24 – 16/01/25)
  • Onsite Rate $63 (17/01/25 – 18/01/25)

10km

  • Opening Special $52 (20/05/24 – 26/05/24)
  • Early Bird $69 (27/05/24 – 31/07/24)
  • Standard Rate $74 (01/10/24 – 31/10/24)
  • Last Minute Rate $79 (01/11/24 – 16/01/25)
  • Onsite Rate $90 (17/01/25 – 18/01/25)

21km Half Marathon

  • Opening Special $90 (20/05/24 – 26/05/24)
  • Early Bird $95 (27/05/24 – 31/07/24)
  • Standard Rate $100 (01/10/24 – 31/10/24)
  • Last Minute Rate $111 (01/11/24 – 16/01/25)
  • Onsite Rate $121 (17/01/25 – 18/01/25)

Prices are inclusive of the Race Roster booking fee of 5.5%

2025 Race Manual to come

2025 Start List to come

2025 Waitoa Mount Festival Half Marathon Event Schedule to come

Waitoa Mount Festival Half Marathon – 21 km – must be at least 16 years of age on event day.

Waitoa Mount Festival Half Marathon – 10km – All participants under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult for the entire duration of the event and the accompanying adult takes full responsibility for the safety of the entrant 10 years or under.

Participants over the age of 10 can complete the event without an adult accompanying them. Maximum of 2 children per adult.

Waitoa Mount Festival Half Marathon – 5km – No age restrictions. All participants under the age of 5 must be accompanied by an adult for the entire duration of the event and the accompanying adult takes full responsibility for the safety of the entrant 5 years or under. Maximum of 2 children per adult.

NOTE: This event is run with age groups with your age calculated as of 20th January.

Are dogs allowed?

  • No, unfortunately, we cannot have dogs on course and there are no dogs allowed on the base track

 

Can I take my child in a pram?

  • Due to space restrictions, prams are not permitted on course

 

What is the minimum entry age?

  • All ages, but children under 12 must have a parent entered and be supervised at all times

 

Can I walk?

  • Yes you can, but you must stay to the left of other runners and athletes

Finishers medals will be presented to all individual competitors at the finish line who finish within the cut off time. 

Finishers certificates will be available to download from results.racetiming.co.nz after your race.

The Athlete Recovery Lounge is open to all athletes to take some time to rest up and re-energize after crossing the finish line. There will be water, supplements, nutrition, sponsors products and massage available.

Massage – Post race massage will be available in the Athlete Recovery Lounge

Prize Giving – Prize Giving will be at 5:45pm in Coronation Park

To apply for someone under age to enter the 2025 Waitoa Mount Festival Half Marathon 10km or 21km distance, please click here to complete this form, and email it to mountfestival@smcevents.co.nz with the appropriate metrics attached.

Prize Money across the Fulton Hogan Mount Festival is supported by Nick Berry’s Loan Market.

Prize Money in the Waitoa Mount Festival Half Marathon is for first place in 21km race only.

Male – $500

Female – $500

Note: Figures are $NZ and New Zealand IRD rules apply.

Individual Prize money will be paid following the results of any Drug Testing if applicable. 

2024:

5km Male: Etienne Shamley – 20:52

5km Female: Anna Hickey – 21:23

 

10km Male: Lane Madsen – 37:50

10km Female: Sophie Harries – 50:19

 

21km Male: Jacob Priddey – 1:09:54

21km Female: Jasmine Finney – 1:30:25

 

2023:

5km Male: Ben Morris – 18:12

5km Female: Alaina Smith – 23:19

 

10km Male: Jake Wilkinson – 37:39

10km Female: Esther George – 39:05

 

21km Male: Julian Oakley – 1:07:27

21km Female: Amelia Lythe – 1:23:08

 

2022:

5km Male: Liam Good – 18:50

5km Female: Natalie Hardaker – 21:38

 

10km Male: Matt Hill – 37:03

10km Female: Lucy Lawrie – 49:41

 

21km Male: Hayden Wilde – 1:14:36

21km Female: Alice Mason – 1:23:57

 

 

2021:

5km Male: Taylor Reid 17:43

5km Female: Nicole van der Kaay 18:03

 

10km Male: Damien Sellier 41:59

10km Female: Sophie Wilkinson 41:50

 

21km Male: Michael Voss 1:09:16

21km Female: Alice Mason 1:20:04

 

 

 

2020:

5km Male: Paddy Lamb (18:44)

5km Female: Anneke Grogan (19:02)

 

10km Male: Alex Brackenbury (37:08)

10km Female: Emily Sherlock (45:50)

 

21km Male: Julian Oakley (1:10:37)

21km Female: Alice Mason (1:22:00)

Results