devon mile

The Devon Mile is the fifth and final event of the Coastal Five. It starts and finishes in Devon Street; the main street of the New Plymouth CBD.

It will be an out and back run with the first half slightly downhill and the second half slightly up hill.   The entire street will be closed to traffic and lined with spectators cheering the competitors on as they complete the final race of the Coastal Five event having run a marathon of 42.2km.

Course Details


Sunday 17th November 2024

Entry Fee

Super Early Bird (until 14 Dec 23) $15 / student $15
Early Bird (until midnight 16th July) $20 / student $15
Standard (until midnight 16th October) $25 / student $20
Late (until 17th November) $30 / student $25
Kids 11 and Under $15


1.61 km

Start Time

12:00 pm

Start Line

Robe Street Park, Corner Robe and Devon Street West, New Plymouth

Minimum Age

Open to all ages. All participants between the ages of 0 – 9 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 under 10 years. Participants 10 years and older can complete the course without an accompanying adult.

Cut Off Time

1:00 pm

Timing Results

Timing results will be provided by age group category. Devon Mile age group categories are as follows for men and women; 0-9 years, 10-15 years, 16-34 years, 35-49 years, 50-64 years, 65+ years


Walkers are welcome to enter the Devon Mile. All walkers must start the event behind the runners.


All Devon Mile finishers will receive a finisher medal. Random draw spot prizes will be awarded at prizegiving.

Race Rules

Baby buggies and prams will be allowed. Non-racing wheelchairs may be permitted to register, but must seek prior approval from the Race Director by emailing

Course Details


Ready to finish off the Coastal Five with a short and sharp race through the centre of town?

This is going to be epic! The Devon Mile is back and it's short but it sure is going to tickle.

Our shortest event of the weekend will not only be our fastest but our biggest. We are encouraging everyone to get out and support the finale including waves for the kids.

The race starts at the iconic Clock Tower and is a straight up and back with the Devon Street hill in between.


> Super Early Bird (until 14 Dec 23) - $15 / $15 student

> Early Bird to midnight 16th July 2024 - $20 / $15 student

> Standard 17th July - 16th October - $25 / $20 student

> Late Entry 17th October - midnight 13th November - $30 / $25 student

> In Person Late Entries Available at Bib Pick-Up

> Kids 11 and Under - $15


VBW active kids

active kids

One of our goals for the Coastal Five is to get kids participating and taking part in the events. At 1.6km the Devon Mile is a great distance for the little ones to come out and have a go.

  •  $15 race entry up to race day for 0-11 years.
  • Includes Coastal Five t-shirt and finishers medal. Please note the t-shirts have been ordered and are available during registration until sold out.
  • Please note that an adult is required to enter and accompany all under 10s. 10 and 11 year olds may complete the event unaccompanied.
  • Full road closure to provide a safe event.