The Devonport Half Marathon has been held every year since 2002 and well over 10,000 people have crossed the finish line during that time. Placed six weeks before the Auckland Marathon, it is the ideal tune-up for the big day. For the first time in 2016, the Devonport Half Marathon will also be the first race in the new Garmin Auckland Half Marathon Series, a staple of the running calendar.
For those with more modest ambitions, this is just a great way to discover the beaches, cafes, reserves and historic neighbourhoods of one of Auckland’s most beautiful suburbs. Race HQ is in the beach side Windsor Reserve, right in the heart of Devonport Village. Enjoy the race, take in some of the fine cuisine on offer at local cafes and unwind on the beach – this is a venue that has it all. Event distances go right the way from 15km all the way down to a 2km kids’ dash, so there’s an option to suit everyone. All courses embark on a scenic, single-lap tour of Devonport.