If you are focussed on a particular time goal, there is no better way to achieve that than falling in-step with one of our pacers.


Thanks to some wonderfully experienced volunteers, we will have pacers available to help you reach you race goals at half marathon and marathon distances this season. 

Our pacers normally work in teams of two and will be wearing a Run More t-shirt or event t-shirt. One of the pacers will be wearing the all-important pacer backpack and flag. The flag shows the target time they are aiming to complete the race in. They are easy to spot during the safety briefing or in the start chute. Stay close to them and concentrate on keeping them in site during the excitement of the start of the race - this is when you are most likely to lose track of them.

Pacers will operate at the following races (subject to availability):

  • Devonport, Omaha, Coatesville, Maraetai & Waterfront Half Marathons: 21.1km distance only
  • Tauranga Marathon: 42.2km & 21.2km distances

Find Your Pacer ... and Stick to Them Like Glue!


Auckland Half Marathon Series Pacers
21.1km Target Finish Time 1’30” 1’40” 1’50” 2’'00” 2’10” 2’20”
Approximate Pace / km 4’15” 4’45” 5’15” 5’40” 6’10” 6’40”
Tauranga Marathon & Half-Marathon Pacers* - Target Finish Time
42.2km Marathon 3’30” 4’00” 4’15” 4’30” 4’45” 5’00”
21.1km Half Marathon 2’00” 1’45” 2’07” 2’15” 2’22” 2’30”

* Important!
At the Tauranga Marathon, Pacer 1 will run the full 42.42km Marathon distance and will be wearing the hydration pack and pace flag. Pacer 2 may run the full marathon or the half marathon. Either way, Half Marathoner be aware as you approach the half marathon turnoff point (just before the 20km mark) to listen out to your Pacers for the warning and take the right hand turn to head to the finish line. It will be well sign -posted and you will be on target to hit your target time. Dig deep for the final kilometre!