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What date is the Mountain to Surf Marathon

The long running Bayleys 'Mountain to Surf' Marathon is arguably New Zealand’s fastest marathon. The event will be run on Saturday 3 March 2018. This is the 39th anniversary of this event.

Where is the course?

The ‘Mountain to Surf’ is a great course to record a ‘Personal Best’.

The marathon is a point to point course that starts at the gates to Egmont National Park (460m above sea level) on the flanks of the imposing dormant volcano Mount Taranaki and then winds its way through picturesque North Taranaki countryside, along the Coastal Walkway, finishing at East End Reserve, Nobs Line, New Plymouth. The course is run on tarsealed roads, some tracks and along part of the Coastal Walkway (approximately 4.5km). Click here to view a map of the course.

The half marathon and two-person half marathon relay is a point to point course that starts at Lepperton Hall, Richmond Road, Lepperton and winds its way down to the Coastal Walkway, finishing at East End Reserve, Nobs Line, New Plymouth. Click here to view a map of the course.

What is the elevation of the course?

Start elevation – 460 metres above sea level.

Finish elevation – sea level. Approximately one third of the elevation drop occurs within the first five kilometres, from then, while encountering a few relatively easy undulations on route, the course gently loses elevation to the finish.

What temperatures would I expect to encounter?

While Taranaki’s climate is generally temperate we from time to time in the late part of summer encounter variable temperatures and weather patterns. Weather conditions can vary from cool, wet and windy to warm and humid (sometimes all on the same day!). Typical start temperature – 10 degrees C (+ or -) and a typical finish temperature of up to approximately 25 degrees C.

What event options are there?

Marathon – 42.2km point to point course from the gates of Egmont National Park to East End Reserve, New Plymouth to East End Reserve, Nobs Line, New Plymouth. Medals for all marathon finishers. Click here to view a map of the course.

Half Marathon – 21.1km point to point course from Lepperton School, Whitcombe Street, Lepperton to East End Reserve, Nobs Line, New Plymouth. Click here to view a map of the course.

Two-Person Half Marathon Relay - 21.1km point to point course from Lepperton School, Whitcombe Street, Lepperton to East End Reserve, Nobs Line, New Plymouth. Changeover on Corbett Road at approximately 11.10km. Click here to view a map of the course.

Runners and walkers are both welcome to participate in our event.

What is the start time?

Marathon Walkers – 6.30am (Gates to Egmont National Park)

Marathon Runners – 7.30am (Gates to Egmont National Park)

Half Marathon and Two-Person Half Marathon Relay Runners – 9.30am (Lepperton Hall)

Half Marathon and Two-Person Half Marathon Relay Walkers – 9.40am (Lepperton Hall)

Complimentary transport is provided to the event start and from the event finish. This transport runs to and from our Race Headquarters, East End Surf Club, Nobs Line, New Plymouth.

How much does it cost to enter?

Marathon – Individual (minimum age 18 years)

  • Regular Fee: $100.00
  • Late Fee: $130.00

Half Marathon – Individual (minimum age 16 years)

  • Regular Fee: $60.00
  • Late Fee: $90.00

Half Marathon – Two-Person Relay (minimum age 16 years)

  • Regular Fee: $80.00 (for the team)
  • Late Fee: $110.00 (for the team)

 

* Regular Fee: Up to14 February 2018
* Late Fee: 15 February to 8pm 2 March 2018 (online entry closes 27 February)

Is there prize money for the event?

Prize money will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall open men and women marathon runners (1st – $1,000, 2nd – $500, 3rd – $250).

When will entries be available?

Entries for the 2018 Bayleys Mountain to Surf Marathon are now open.

Click here to register online.

If you want to do a postal entry, download entry form.

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