About Running Events

Find out what drives us to produce great events …

Running Events started life in 2010 at the modestly attended – but beautifully formed – Coatesville Classic. There may have only been 234 registered athletes, but it was the start of something big! Back then, we didn’t even have an arch for the start line – everyone just lined up between two cones and took off on the “classic” 8k loop. How times have changed since then and you’ll now find the big Running Events truck stuffed to the gills with fencing, flags, inflatable arches, timing gear, sound gear … whatever it takes to produce events of the very highest quality and excitement.

Running Events own and produce four running properties which attract over 20,000 entrants registrations each year. These are the Auckland Half Marathon Series, the Albany Lakes Summer Series, the Corporate Challenge Series and the Tauranga Marathon. In a few short years, the Auckland Half Marathon series has grown to be the biggest run series in the country. The series brings together five of the best half marathons you will find anywhere – Devonport, Omaha, Coatesville, Maraetai and the stunning Auckland Waterfront. We guess you must agree because the series now attracts over 12,000 entrants.

Having become the undisputed market leader in half marathons, the team at Running Events are excited to take on the challenge of producing a full length marathon in Tauranga for the first time in September 2019. We hope you can join us.

How did this tiny enterprise producing for 200 runners get to be one of the biggest mass participation event producers in the country?

Our secret is simple … we’re runners too.

“Fantastically well organised event.”

Fantastically well organised event. I’ve enjoyed all 5 of the series events this season but this was the most superb. Especially loved the entertainment along the way. And thanks for the bus transport option – totally inspired.
Can’t wait for next season!” – Shea Coffman

OMG what a fantastic event honestly would have to be the best half marathon I have done…. such fun the entertainers along the route the volunteers everything. Thank you so much it was a very fitting end to the series you guys outdid yourselves on this one.

Bob Dimond, Half Marathon

Best running event I’ve ever been to. From start to finish it was so well done! Great atmosphere, awesome having the big inflatable kilometre markers, the entertainment all over the course was fantastic, enthusiastic marshals, etc.

Kelly Armitage, 10k Classic

Such a great event. Loved the live tracker which meant the fam could watch my progress from home. The live entertainment along the way was great, all the marshalls were fabulous cheering everyone along. I’ll be back next year.

Britt Stewart, Half Marathon

Our Events

Let’s do this! Find your next Running Event here …

Calendar: 2019/20 Season

Block out the diary. Fire up the training schedule. You’ll find us here this season …

Event Date
2019 Tauranga Marathon 21 September 2019 Web Site
2019 Devonport Half Marathon 29 September 2019 Web Site
2019 Corporate Challenge Christchurch 06 November 2019 Web Site
2019 Corporate Challenge Wellington 13 November 2019 Web Site
2019 Corporate Challenge Auckland 20 November 2019 Web Site
2019 Omaha Half Marathon 01 December 2019 Web Site
2020 Run Devonport (NSRS Race 1) 19 January 2020 Web Site
2020 Coatesville Half Marathon 09 February 2020 Web Site
2020 Run The Point (NSRS Race 2) 23 February 2020 Web Site
2020 Maraetai Half Marathon 15 March 2020 Web Site
2020 Run Albany (NSRS Finale) 22 March 2020 Web Site
2020 Waterfront Half Marathon 05 April 2020 Web Site

Past Events

Wow – how did we get this old this quick? Here they are … every single event we’ve ever produced …

Event Date Entrants Finishers Results #
2018 Mizuno Devonport Half Marathon 30 September 2018 2,206 1,957 results 70
2018 Corporate Challenge Christchurch 07 November 2018 1,055 955 results 71
2018 Corporate Challenge Wellington 14 November 2018 1,011 859 results 72
2018 Corporate Challenge Auckland 21 November 2018 1,677 1,067 results 73
2018 Rotorua Half Marathon 25 November 2018 1,156 969 results 74
2018 Mike Pero Omaha Half Marathon 02 December 2018 2,036 1,726 results 75
2019 Harcourts Cooper & Co Albany Lakes – Race One 20 January 2019 990 875 results 76
2019 Mizuno Coatesville Half Marathon 10 February 2019 1,856 1,581 results 77
2019 Harcourts Cooper & Co Albany Lakes – Race Two 24 February 2019 1,069 818 results 78
2019 GJ Gardner Maraetai Half Marathon 17 March 2019 2,503 2,113 results 79
2019 Harcourts Cooper & Co Albany Lakes – Grand Finale 24 March 2019 1,202 1,026 results 80
2019 Waterfront Half Marathon 14 April 2019 3,868 3,231 results 81
2018/19 Season Total // 12 Events 20,629 17,177
Event Date Entrants Finishers Results #
2017 Mizuno Devonport Half Marathon 24 September 2017 1,920 1,672 results 57
2017 Podium Rotorua Ekiden 07 October 2017 1,564 1,534 results 58
2017 Corporate Challenge Christchurch 08 November 2017 1,310 1,160 results 59
2017 Corporate Challenge Wellington 15 November 2017 1,297 1,133 results 60
2017 Corporate Challenge Auckland 22 November 2017 1,763 1,357 results 61
2017 Podium Rotorua Half Marathon 26 November 2017 1,484 1,365 results 62
2017 Mike Pero Omaha Half Marathon 10 December 2017 1,744 1,455 results 63
2018 Harcourts Cooper & Co Albany Lakes – Race One 21 January 2018 1,061 975 results 64
2018 Platinum Homes Orewa Beach Half Marathon 11 February 2018 1,409 1,131 results 65
2018 Harcourts Cooper & Co Albany Lakes – Race Two 25 February 2018 1,094 907 results 66
2018 Mizuno Coatesville Half Marathon 18 March 2018 1,408 1,167 results 67
2018 Harcourts Cooper & Co Albany Lakes – Grand Finale 25 March 2018 1,232 1,007 results 68
2018 Waterfront Half Marathon 08 April 2018 2,752 2,226 results 69
2017/18 Season Total // 13 Events 20,038 17,089
Event Date Entrants Finishers Results #
2016 Mizuno Devonport Half Marathon 25 September 2016 2,079 1,529 results 45
2016 Podium Rotorua Ekiden 08 October 2016 1,853 1,815 results 46
2016 Fidelity Life Corporate Challenge Wellington 09 November 2016 742 629 results 47
2016 Fidelity Life Corporate Challenge Christchurch 16 November 2016 1,232 1,059 results 48
2016 Fidelity Life Corporate Challenge Auckland 23 November 2016 1,697 1,273 results 49
2016 Podium Rotorua Half Marathon 27 November 2016 1,603 1,404 results 50
2016 Mike Pero Omaha Half Marathon 04 December 2016 1,471 1,185 results 51
2017 Westfield Albany Lakes Summer Series – Race One 22 January 2017 1,188 942 results 52
2017 Westfield Albany Lakes Summer Series – Race Two 12 February 2017 1,231 978 results 53
2017 Westfield Albany Lakes Summer Series – Grand Finale 26 February 2017 1,382 1,160 results 54
2017 Mizuno Coatesville Half Marathon 19 March 2017 1,820 1,507 results 55
2017 Platinum Homes Orewa Beach Half Marathon 23 April 2017 1,919 1,604 results 56
2016/17 Season Total // 12 Events 18,217 15,085
Event Date Entrants Finishers Results #
2015 Mizuno Devonport Classic 21 September 2015 1,686 1,365 results 33
2015 Hi-Tec Rotorua Ekiden 11 October 2015 1,577 1,544 results 34
2015 Fidelity Life Corporate Challenge Christchurch 04 November 2015 757 659 results 35
2015 Fidelity Life Corporate Challenge Wellington 11 November 2015 385 312 results 36
2015 Podium Rotorua Running Festival 22 November 2015 1,058 929 results 37
2015 Fidelity Life Corporate Challenge Auckland 25 November 2015 1,271 985 results 38
2016 Westfield Albany Lakes Summer Series – Race One 24 January 2016 1,313 1,151 results 39
2016 Westfield Albany Lakes Summer Series – Race Two 14 February 2016 1,343 1,100 results 40
2016 Westfield Albany Lakes Summer Series – Grand Finale 28 February 2016 1,503 1,224 results 41
2016 Mizuno Coatesville Classic 20 March 2016 1,353 1,147 results 42
2016 Omaha Classic 03 April 2016 376 324 results 43
2016 Platinum Homes Orewa Beach Half Marathon 17 April 2016 1,822 1,464 results 44
2015/16 Season Total // 12 Events 14,444 12,204
Event Date Entrants Finishers Results #
2014 JustWorkout Devonport Classic 21 September 2014 1,366 1,084 results 23
2014 Hi-Tec Rotorua Ekiden 11 October 2014 1,416 1,380 results 24
2014 Fidelity Life Corporate Challenge Christchurch 05 November 2014 802 643 results 25
2014 Fidelity Life Corporate Challenge Wellington 12 November 2014 462 386 results 26
2014 Podium Rotorua Running Festival 23 November 2014 1,162 996 results 27
2014 Fidelity Life Corporate Challenge Auckland 26 November 2014 1,400 1,144 results 28
2015 Westfield Albany Lakes Summer Series – Race One 18 January 2015 1,237 1,038 results 29
2015 Westfield Albany Lakes Summer Series – Race Two 08 February 2015 1,249 993 results 30
2015 Westfield Albany Lakes Summer Series – Grand Finale 01 March 2015 1,389 1,101 results 31
2015 Mizuno Coatesville Classic 15 March 2015 1,603 1,327 results 32
2014/15 Season Total // 10 Events 12,086 10,092

Event Date Entrants Finishers Results #
2013 Hi-Tec Rotorua Ekiden 12 October 2013 1,140 1,098 results 14
2013 Fidelity Life Corporate Challenge Christchurch 06 November 2013 841 745 results 15
2013 Fidelity Life Corporate Challenge Wellington 13 November 2013 506 441 results 16
2013 Podium Rotorua Running Festival 24 November 2013 1,009 895 results 17
2013 Fidelity Life Corporate Challenge Auckland 27 November 2013 1,253 950 results 18
2014 Westfield Albany Lakes Summer Series – Race One 19 January 2014 1,071 944 results 19
2014 Westfield Albany Lakes Summer Series – Race Two 09 February 2014 1,140 924 results 20
2014 Westfield Albany Lakes Summer Series – Grand Finale 02 March 2014 1,256 1,035 results 21
2014 Skechers Coatesville Classic 23 March 2014 1,374 1,021 results 22
2013/14 Season Total // 9 Events 9,590 8,053

Event Date Entrants Finishers Results #
2013 Westfield Albany Lakes Summer Series – Race One 20 January 2013 951 809 results 10
2013 Westfield Albany Lakes Summer Series – Race Two 10 February 2013 1,023 848 results 11
2013 Westfield Albany Lakes Summer Series – Grand Finale 03 March 2013 1,129 933 results 12
2013 Skechers Coatesville Classic 17 March 2013 1,582 1,355 results 13
2012/13 Season Total // 4 Events 4,685 3,945

Event Date Entrants Finishers Results #
2012 Westfield Albany Lakes Summer Series – Race One 22 January 2012 690 589 results 6
2012 Westfield Albany Lakes Summer Series – Race Two 12 February 2012 759 615 results 7
2012 Westfield Albany Lakes Summer Series – Grand Finale 04 March 2012 821 663 results 8
2012 Skechers Coatesville Classic 18 March 2012 1,046 908 results 9
2011/12 Season Total // 4 Events 3,316 2,775

Event Date Entrants Finishers Results #
2010 Westfield Albany Lakes Summer Series – Race One 12 December 2010 493 418 results 2
2011 Westfield Albany Lakes Summer Series – Race Two 16 January 2011 512 383 results 3
2011 Westfield Albany Lakes Summer Series – Race Three 13 February 2011 526 379 results 4
2011 Skechers Coatesville Classic 20 March 2011 962 814 results 5
2010/11 Season Total // 4 Events 2,493 1,994

Event Date Entrants Finishers Results #
2010 Coatesville Classic 28 February 2010 234 216 results 1
2009/10 Season Total // 1 Events 234 216

RUN MORE Clothing

Step aside Armani, Running Events have our own clothing line!

Run More Hoodie: $45

World Famous in New Zealand! The Run More Hoodie is our best selling item and a firm favourite amongst our runners and walkers. Since releasing the first hoodie in 2015, we’ve sold almost one thousand of them! There’s no better way to stay warm in the dark early hours as you head to your latest Running Events running event. Great for staying warm at the start of your gym session, or just lounging around after your long Sunday run.

Our hoodie is 100% cotton with a cool grey contrast hood lining.
Important! Our hoodie sizing is more generous around the chest than our t-shirts. Please check the size guide before ordering.

Run More T-Shirt: $25

Running Events own clothing line! Perfect for a little cover during those summer runs is our RUN MORE T-shirt. It’s made of the same dry fit fabric as our event T-shirts for optimum performance. This item can be collected from the Merchandise tent on race morning.

Run More Singlet: $20

Running Events own clothing line! A lightweight running singlet in a unisex (straight) cut. Great for summer running, this singlet uses the same dry fit fabric as our event tshirts. Please check the size guide on runningevents.co.nz before ordering.This item can be collected from the Merchandise tent on race morning.

Run More Tank: $20

Running Events own clothing line! This is a lightweight running tank top in a unisex (straight) cut. Great for summer running, this tank uses the same dry fit fabric as our event tshirts. Please check the size guide before ordering.This item can be collected from the Merchandise tent on race morning.

Frequently Asked Questions

Fast Answers to Frequent Questions

Running Events offer a refund and transfer policy which we believe is equal to, or better than, the vast majority of our peers. We offer a 50% refund of the registration fees to anyone who is unable to take part in any of our events for any genuine medical reason. We also offer free, online person-to-person transfers of your registration to any other eligible person right up until race start. We ask that all participants understand that we do not offer any special terms to anyone – no matter your personal circumstances – outside of these terms.

Important! Please do not ask for an exception – we do not respond to any request for exceptions to our refund and transfer policies. We ensure absolute fairness to all by not varying our policy for anyone, under any circumstances. Ever.

Refunds

The terms of our refund policy are clearly defined below. Your acceptance of these terms is included within the event waiver that you acknowledged when registering for any of our events:

  1. You must have a genuine medical reason for requesting a refund and we may – at our option – ask you to provide proof of this.
  2. We do not offer refunds for administrative errors on your part or change of mind.
  3. Refunds must be requested at least one calendar month prior to the event. They are *never*, *ever* given after this date.
  4. Refunds are limited to 50% of the original registration fee paid for single event registrations ( see below for Series Pass registrations).
  5. In most cases, the refund will be credited directly to the card used to make the original payment and will be made within 48 hours of acceptance of your request. It may take longer than this, however, for your card company to credit your account and this is outside of our hands to influence.
  6. We do not allow deferrals or transfers of registrations to other events. Ever. 

Important! Please do not email us asking for an exception. We do not reply to requests for refunds outside of the terms stated here.

Series Pass Registrations

The above rules also apply to Series Pass registrations for the Auckland Half Marathon Series or the North Shore Run Series, with the following additional provisions:

  1. Series Pass refund requests must be made at least one calendar month prior to the first event in the series.
  2. The Series Pass refund given will be 75% of the Series Pass registration fee paid.

Person-to-Person Transfers

Running Events are happy to offer FREE online person-to-person transfers right up until race start for any of our events. This is only available through your tiktok Dashboard – see details below.

Important! For safety reasons – and to ensure fair and accurate competition – it is absolutely vital that we have the exact name and personal details for everyone taking part in any of our events. If you pass your race number on to any other individual, you *must* tell us about this by following the transfer procedure noted below. Failure to do so may result in your disqualification from the event and potentially your exclusion from all future events we hold.

Person to Person Transfer Procedure

  1. Login to your tiktok Dashboard by clicking the LOGIN link in the menu of any of our web sites.
  2. If you don’t already have an account, follow the prompts to create one and validate your email address.
  3. Once you have validated your email address, your registrations will appear in the Registrations tab.
  4. Find the appropriate Registration and click on the “Details” button.
  5. In the Registration details page, click on Make Changes -> Person-to-Person Transfer.
  6. Complete the details for the new person. You must accept the Event Waiver on their behalf.
  7. Check the box to remove the Registration from your Dashboard if you would like the new person to be able to manage the registration themselves. The registration will then be available to Dashboard of the email address you specify in the transfer.

Deferrals & Event-to-Event Transfers

Can I defer my registration to next year?

No. Unfortunately we do not permit event deferrals at any time. Ever. Under any circumstances.

Can I transfer my registration to another of your events?

No. Unfortunately we do not permit event transfers at any time. Ever. Under any circumstances.

Contact Us

Get answers to any question about your next Running Event …

We’d love to hear from you, but first …
… we’ve listed the five questions we get asked most often in the list below. You can save yourself (and us!) a whole heap of time by checking these Questions and Answers to see if this might answer your query. There’s a good chance this will nail it and you’ll be all set!

Your tiktok dashboard allows you to make a variety of changes to your registration without even needing to ask us. How good is that? From within tiktok you can update your contact details, upgrade or downgrade your race selection or transfer your entry to another person. You can also add additional items like t-shirts and iTabs to your registration and pay the extra online. Just click on the LOGIN  link in the menu and follow the prompts to access the system or create a new account. Provided your account is email validated, you will find all of your registrations listed here. Select the one you wish to change and follow the Make Changes options from there. If you do have any difficulties, please just get back to us through this Contact Form.

Full details on our Refund & Transfer policy can be found here.

Important: Please do not ask for an exception. Our refund and transfer policy is clearly stated and applied evenly, without exception. We do not make exceptions to this policy under any circumstances whatsoever.

Single Race Registrations

  • If you registered at least 28 days prior to race day. your race number – with timing device attached – will be sent to you in the mail to the address specified in your registration. If you change address, make sure you let us know in time. You can expect to receive this approximately 7-10 days prior to the event.
  • If you registered within the last 28 days prior to race day, you will need to collect your race number from the Registration Tent at the event venue during the pre-race or race-morning registration sessions. See the event web site INFO section for details.

Series Pass Registrations

  • If you registered for an Auckland Half Marathon Series Pass at least 28 days prior to the Devonport Half Marathon, all of your race numbers (for all of the series events) and other materials will be sent to you by courier. You can expect to receive this approximately 7-10 days prior to the Devonport event. If you registered within the final 28 days prior to the Devonport Half Marathon, your race numbers and other materials will be available to collect from the Registration Tent at the Devonport event venue during the pre-race or race-morning registration sessions. See the event web site INFO section for details.
  • If you registered for an Albany Lakes Summer Series Pass before the early December courier deadline, your race number and other materials will be sent to you by courier. You can expect to receive this approximately 7-10 days prior to Christmas. If you registered after the courier deadline, your race number and other materials will be available to collect from the Registration Tent at the Race One event venue during the pre-race or race-morning registration sessions. See the event web site INFO section for details and to check the exact date of the courier deadline.

Merchandise

  • If you ordered any merchandise with your registration, it will be available for collection from the Merchandise tent at the event venue during either the pre-race or race morning registration times. See the event web site INFO section for details.

Our MyLaps disposable timing tags are small stickers that can be found on the back of your race number.  The tag sends out a unique UHF signal that identifies you and records the exact time at which you passed the detection mats. The tags are designed to withstand rain, sweat and normal wear-and-tear – but please don’t fold or bend the bib as this can damage it.  All you need to do to make sure your result is properly recorded is to wear your race number on the front of your shirt throughout the event. The tag is disposable – you do not need to return it after the event.

Important! Keep hold of your race number after you finish. You will need it to register for the prize draw at the Awards Ceremony. Listen out for announcements.

Of course! We love walkers and all of our events are open to runners, joggers and walkers alike. Many of our events offer specific merit prizes, start times and rules for competitive walkers. Please check the event web site and you will find this information on the “Walkers” tab.

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