DEC-ATH-LETE

The Running Events DECATHLETE award is presented to our most tenacious participants ... those who have notched up an entire DECADE of achievement. More information on the rules and award are shown here.

Legends
Only
Need
Apply.

Have you got what it takes?

Our biggest and most prestigious award is reserved for the truly dedicated and tenacious road warrior. The DECATHLETE award recognizes those who have completed specific events or series 10 times. Yes, you read that correctly, ONE ENTIRE DECADE of blood, sweat and tears to make it all the way to the finish line. 

Again. And Again. And Again.

So what do you think? There's no time like today to lace up the shoes, hit the roads and get into your training. Who knows? In ten year's time, we could be adding your name to the list of legends below!

Important!

Series based awards are achieved by finishing all events (and, therefore, recording series points for that event) within that edition of the series. So finishing all events in the 2018/19 series counts as one point towards the ten required to achieve the DECATHLETE series award.

Virtual runs only count towards DECATHLETE qualification where the original in-person event was cancelled. This means that only the 2020 Run Albany, 2020 Waterfront Half Marathon and 2021 Tauranga Marathon virtual finish times are counted. No other virtual finish times are accepted for this award.

A
Heavy 
Achievement.

Qualifying Events & Series

Event From Editions Inductees
Coatesville Half Marathon 2010 13 12
Devonport Half Marathon1 2014 8 -
Maraetai Half Marathon 2020 3 -
Omaha Half Marathon2 2016 7 -
Waterfront Half Marathon3 2018 5 -
Auckland Half Marathon Series 2016/17 6 -
North Shore Run Series4 2010/11 12 16
Tauranga Marathon5 2019 2 -

Notes:

  1. This event was called the "Devonport Classic" in 2014 and 2015. Devonport Classic editions prior to 2014 were not produced by Running Events and are ineligible.
  2. Two Omaha events were held in 2016. "Omaha Classic" in April 2016 and Omaha Half Marathon in December 2016, both of which are eligible. Previous editions of Omaha Classic (not produced by Running Events) are ineligible.
  3. 2020 Waterfront Half Marathon was fully virtual and is eligible for award.
  4. Previously known as "Albany Lakes Summer Series" - all of which are eligible.
  5. Pre-2019 "Tauranga International Marathon" events (not produced by Running Events) are ineligible. No Tauranga Marathon event was held in 2020. The 2021 Tauranga Marathon was fully virtual event as is eligible.

List of Award Winners

Ten Years of Fabulous Finishing

Decathlete # Year Qualified Decathlete Name
1 2019 CORALIE CURTIN
2 2019 DONAL CURTIN
3 2019 RICHARD STEELE
4 2020 DEBORAH NESTI
5 2021 CHARMAINE ASHBURNER
6 2021 DAVID DURNIN
7 2021 MIKE SHADDICK
8 2021 LEONEL VIDALLON
9 2022 MARK CARRYER
10 2022 KAI MING CHAN
11 2022 NEIL ORTON
12 2022 EDIE SCADDEN

Decathlete # Year Qualified Decathlete Name
1 2020 ROB ELLIOT
2 2020 BLAKE FORWARD
3 2020 TONY FORWARD
4 2020 LINDA METZGER
5 2020 DAVID DURNIN
6 2021 JAMES ELLIOTT
7 2021 DARREN GEORGE
8 2021 SPIDER WEBB
9 2022 ALLAN JANES
10 2022 BECKY GEORGE
11 2022 CHARMAINE ASHBURNER
12 2022 CHERYL BALDWIN
13 2022 MALCOLM HANSEN
14 2022 MARK CARRYER
15 2022 MEGAN YATES
16 2022 SEBASTIAN KASHAMMER