First, last and always ... the safety of participants, crew and the public is our #1 concern.


Golden Rules of Safety

Follow these important notes to ensure you enjoy your race experience. 
The team at Running Events want to see you back at the finish line fit, well and with a huge smile on your dial.


It is a compulsory requirement of your participation that you attend, listen and obey to the instructions given in the safety briefing. 


Always give way to vehicles. No matter who has right-of-way, vehicles always win. Your race number does not make you invincible. 


If you see a competitor in distress, stay with them. If it is a life threatening emergency, do not hesitate ... ask someone to call 111.

Road Closures

Even where a road is closed, we cannot guarantee it will be traffic free. Take particular note of vehicles emerging from driveways & side roads.

Heat & Dehydration

If you feel unwell or grossly thirsty, stop! You may be suffering from dehydration or heat exhaustion. Consider carefully if you can continue. 

Avoid Headphones

If you must wear them, ensure you have the volume at a reasonable level so you can hear traffic, other runners and instructions from marshals. 


Please obey the marshals where they are acting for your safety and only proceed through a junction when you are sure it is safe to do so.

Watch Your Step

Take extra care near kerbs and raised medians. Look out for street furniture and take care on slippery surfaces, especially when wet. 

Avoid Sprint Finishes

Instead, if you are feeling good, up your pace in a steady fashion over the last few hundred metres. Finish on your feet, not your knees. 


A copy of our Health & Safety Plan is available on request.

A Health & Safety Plan has been reviewed and approved by Auckland Council for all of our super-city events.