Based at Wellington's iconic Sky Stadium, our flat, fast and spectator friendly course takes you on a scenic tour of our harbour bays and quintessentially Capital landmarks such as the Railway Station, Michael Fowler Centre, Te Papa, Oriental Parade, Scorching Bay and Queens Wharf. The only hill is the ramp into Sky Stadium, so Wellington is where you wanna be for PB's. And the Full and Half Marathon are certified to IAAF & AIMS standards, so it's the perfect place to qualify for international events such as Boston.
There will be road controls in place on the course... BUT... this does not mean their will be no vehicles on the course. We must cater for traffic movements at major intersections, resident movements, and access for emergency vehicles.
At all times you must watch for traffic and obey marshal and traffic management instruction. Course marshals are in place for direction and safety only. Where traffic is involved, participants must take responsibility for their own decisions and actions.
The Full Marathon has a cut off at the end of their first lap (22k) of 11:00am. Those not making this cut-off cannot continue into the second lap. But they will be allowed to finish as a Half Marathoner.
Due to road restrictions, the roading controls close at 1:00pm. This is not an issue as the last 8k of the course has wide footpaths and the last 2.5k is within the wharves. But please be aware that while the finish remain open after 1:00pm, all participants still on-course will be responsible for their own safety, direction and support. And the 11:00am cut-off to finish the first lap of the 42k still applies.
Spectators cannot drive on the course due to road closures. But they can drive to the following spectators points for the Half & Full Marathon only.
Aid Stations are provided every 3.5 to 5 kilometres. They consist of Drinks Tables, First Aid and Toilets.
Aid Stations will be positioned at the following locations, and will be in operation on both the out and back journey:
Shelly Bay Rd
11.5k (first lap only)
A personal drinks service will be available for Full Marathon participants only. The table below shows all Aid Stations & lists which have a Personal Drinks service.
|Approx Dist.||Personal Drinks||Location|
|3.5k||No||Oriental Parade 1|
|8k||Yes||Evans Bay 1|
|11.5k||No||Shelly Bay Road|
|15k||Yes||Evans Bay 2|
|19.5k||Yes||Oriental Bay 2|
|24.5k||Yes||Oriental Bay 3|
|29k||Yes||Evans Bay 3|
|34k||Yes||Evans Bay 4|
|38.5k||Yes||Oriental Bay 4|
As well as at all Aid Stations, participants will find public toilets at the following places on the course:
|Sky Stadium||All races|
|Frank Kitts Pk||10k, 21k, 42k|
|Oriental Bay||10k, 21k, 42k|
|Balena Bay||21k, 42k|
|Hataitai Beach||21k, 42k|
|Evans Bay||21k, 42k|
|Shelly Bay Rd||21k, 42k|
|Fergs Kayak||10k, 21k, 42k|