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Pukekura Park 5km

The Pukekura Park 5km is located in the heart of New Plymouth at the Bowl of Brooklands and is the second event of the Coastal Five

Containing beautiful gardens, waterfalls and numerous walking and running trails it is a much-used area for locals and tourists. Starting at Brooklands Park, the 5km two-lap course starts out on to Brooklands Road before turning back into the Park. Watch out for the 'Bowl Hill' on the second lap!

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Course Details


Saturday 16th November 2024

Entry Fee

Super Early Bird (until 14th Dec 24) $30 / student $20
Early Bird (until midnight 16th July) $35 / student $25
Standard (until midnight 16th October) $40 / student $30
Online Late (until midnight 13th November) $45 / student $35
Kids 11 and Under $15
In-Person late entries available at race registration


5 km

Start Time

12:30 pm

Start Line

Bowl of Brooklands, Brooklands Park Drive, New Plymouth

Minimum Age

Open to all ages. All participants between the ages of 0 – 11 must register and be accompanied by an adult for the entire duration of the event. The accompanying adult must also register for the event and takes full responsibility for the safety of the entrant 11 years or under. Participants 12 years and over can complete the course without an accompanying adult.


All kids have the option of completing one lap of the course (the first lap is the easiest) or entering as a relay team. Medals will still be awarded for both options. Email us at to organise relay team entries.

Cut Off Time

2:00 pm

Timing Results

Timing results will be provided by age group category. 5km age group categories are as follows for men and women; 0-11 years, 12-15 years, 16-34 years, 35-49 years, 50-64 years, 65+ years


Walkers are welcome to enter in the 5km. Please ensure walkers start at the back behind the runners and keep to the left at all times.


All Pukekura 5km finishers will receive a finisher medal. Random draw spot prizes will be awarded at the prizegiving.

Race Rules

Single baby buggies only (not double or triple) will be allowed. Non-racing wheelchairs may be permitted to register, but must seek prior approval from the Race Director by emailing

Course details

Pukekura Park 5km

The Pukekura Park 5km is a family friendly event and you can even bring your buggy.

All ages are encouraged to enter we just need anyone 11 years or under to have an accompanying adult with them at all times.

The start of the 5km is in front of the Brooklands Zoo. It then heads straight down Brooklands Park Road, along Victoria Road to Gilbert Street and back onto the Park trails.

Winding your way through the park you'll take in the sights of Fountain Lake and Poet's Bridge before finishing your first lap in front of the Bowl of Brooklands stage.

Then it's back around for lap two but first you have to climb the infamous Bowl Hill! The good news is you only have to do this once and the 5km overall has more down than up!


> Super Early Bird (until 14th Dec 23) - $30 / $20 student

> Early Bird to midnight 16th July 2024 - $35 / $25 student

> Standard 17th July - midnight 16th October 2024 - $40 / $30 student

> Online Late Entry 17th October - midnight 13th November 2022 - $45 / $35 student

> In-Person Late Entries Available at Race Registration

> Kids 11 and Under $15

VBW active kids

active kids 5km

One of our goals for the Coastal Five is to get kids participating and taking part in the events. The Pukekura Park event provides two options for the kids. They can run the full 5km or join their adult for one lap only.

  •  $15 race entry up to race day for 0-11 years.
  • Includes Coastal Five t-shirt and finishers medal.
  • Please note that an adult is required to enter and accompany all under 12s.
  • 2 lap course through the park with road closures in place to provide a safe event.