Pukekura Park 5km

The Pukekura Park 5km road race is located in the heart of New Plymouth and the location of 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 one-lap road race follows the outskirts of Pukekura Park and is predominantly flat with some rolling hills.

Course Details


Saturday 19th November 2022

Entry Fee

Super Early Bird (first 50 entries) $35 / student $25
Early Bird (until midnight 18th August) $40 / student $30
Standard (until midnight 18th October) $45 / student $35
Late (until midnight 17th November) $50 / student $40
Super Late Race Day Entry $60 / student $50
Kids 11 and Under $10


5 km

Start Time

12:00 pm

Start Line

Brooklands Park, Kaimata Street, 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.

Cut Off Time

1:30 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 info@coastalfive.co.nz

Course details

Pukekura Park 5km course

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 and finish of the 5km is in front of the Brooklands Zoo. It then heads straight down the path to Somerset Street and travels anti-clockwise on the roads encompassing Pukekura Park.

The good news is that we've saved the hills until the end of the run with the final kilometre climbing up Brooklands Road and Brooklands Park Drive to finish in front of the Zoo.


> Super Early Bird (first 50 entries) - $35 / $25 student

> Early Bird to midnight 18th August 2022 - $40 / $30 student

> Standard 19th August - midnight 18th October 2022 - $45 / $35 student

> Late Entry 19th October - midnight 17th November 2022 - $50 / $40 student

> Super Late Race Day Entry  18th/19th November 2022 - $60 / $50 student

> Kids 11 and Under $10

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 the 2nd lap only.

  •  $10 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.