fitstop Coastal Half Marathon

There aren’t many half marathons that allow running on the road next to the ocean, with majestic views of the Coastline and the natural beauty of the forest all within the New Plymouth CBD. The terrain is mostly flat with a few rolling hills towards the later part of the race before competitors enter the Te Henui walkway and then onto the famous Coastal walkway to finish the race. This is the perfect start to the Coastal Five and sets competitors up for the remaining four events.

The Coastal Five starts with a half marathon of 21.1km on day one.  Starting and finishing at Ngamotu Beach it takes in the sights of the Coastal foreshore and the beautiful Te Henui walkway in New Plymouth.

fitstop Coastal Half Marathon

There aren’t many half marathons that allow running on the road next to the ocean, with majestic views of the Coastline and the natural beauty of the forest all within the New Plymouth CBD. The terrain is mostly flat with a few rolling hills towards the later part of the race before competitors enter the Te Henui walkway and then onto the famous Coastal walkway to finish the race. This is the perfect start to the Coastal Five and sets competitors up for the remaining four events.

The Coastal Five starts with a half marathon of 21.1km on day one.  Starting and finishing at Ngamotu Beach it takes in the sights of the Coastal foreshore and the beautiful Te Henui walkway in New Plymouth.

Course Details

Date

16th November 2024

Entry Fee

Super Early Bird (until 14th December 2023) $100 / student $80
Early Bird (until midnight 16th July) $110 / student $90
Standard (until midnight 16th October) $125 / student $105
Late (online until midnight 13th November) $140 / student $120
In person late entries available at bib pick-up

Distance

21.1 km

Start Time

6:15 am

Start Line

Ocean View Parade, Ngamotu Beach, New Plymouth

Minimum Age

Must be 16 years of age on race day

Cut Off Time

10:30 am

Timing Results

Timing results will be provided by age group category. Half marathon age group categories are as follows for men and women; 16-34 years, 35-49 years, 50-64 years, 65+ years

Walkers

All entrants in the half marathon are required to complete the course under the cut-off time of 4:15 hours. Anyone wishing to walk the course will need to maintain a minimum speed of 12:05 min/km or 5 km/hr.

Prizes

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

Race Rules

After careful consideration and in consultation with local authorities, due to Health and Safety and logistical concerns on the course, all forms of wheeled conveyance including but not limited to cycles, roller blades, prams/buggies, skate-boards etc are not permitted to enter or participate in the event. Accompanying animals are not allowed on the course.

Course Details

Coastal Half Marathon Map

This half marathon has it all! Beaches, trails, lakes, walkways, rivers... you will not get bored with this run.

We start the morning by the black sands of Ngamotu Beach before heading towards town along the main road of St Aubyn Street.

At our infamous Wind Wand (a 48 metre kinetic sculpture) we turn in and take in the Coastal views along the waterfront walkway.

If you're into surfing you'll be able to check out the waves as the half marathon takes us past the local surf lifesaving clubs and past Fitzroy Beach.

For those visiting from outside Taranaki tick the Te Rewa Rewa Bridge of your sightseeing list as the run heads past the bridge and Lake Rotomanu.

In fact there is so much to see just in the half marathon that you won't need to do much sightseeing. After the bridge we hit the trails and the run follows the Waiwakaiho River before heading through a few local streets where the supporters will be out in force.

Our last trail takes us along the Te Henui Stream, a favourite for dog walkers, mountain bikers and of course runners. If it's warm the shade of the trees will cool you off as the track brings us back to the beaches and the Coastal Walkway.

The last 4km is straight back along the coast with the finish at Ngamotu Beach.

RACE ENTRY

> Super Early Bird (until 14th Dec 23) - $100 / $80 student

> Early Bird to midnight 16th July - $110 / $90 student

> Standard 17th July to midnight 16th October - $125 / $105 student

> Online Late Entry 17th October - midnight 13th November - $140 / $120 student

> In-person late entries available at race registration

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