Run Info/Rules

Official race drinks supplier - Thorzt



Early Bird 12 January to 30 April 2017 

Half Marathon Run/Walk                 $45.00

10km Run/Walk                                $35.00

5km Fun Run/Walk                           $20.00

Kids Commando Challenge               $15.00

Standard 1 May to 1 October 2017

Half Marathon Run/Walk                 $57.00

10km Run/Walk                                $45.00

5km Fun Run/Walk                           $25.00

Kids Commando Challenge               $15.00

Late 2 October to 4 October 2017

Half Marathon Run/Walk                 $72.00

10km Run/Walk                                $60.00

5km Fun Run/Walk                            $40.00

Kids Commando Challenge                $20.00

Late entries will still be available online for all events until midnight Wednesday 4th October.  Thereafter late entries for all events will be taken at Flagstaff Club during Registration hours on Saturday and Sunday up to  30 mins before race time.


Enter 5 or more TOGETHER into a combination of any of the Half Marathon, 10km, 5km or Kids Commando Challenge events and you will receive a discount on Half Marathon, 10km and 5km entries as follows:

5 or more entries receive a 5% discount

10 or more entries receive a 10% discount

15 or more entries receive a 15% discount

20 or more entries receive a 20% discount

Please note these discounts do not apply to early bird entries or entries in Kindercare Kids Commando Challenge event.


Standard online entries close Sunday 1 October 2017.  Late online entries close Wednesday 4th October.  For entries after this date please visit Registration at Flagstaff Club from Saturday 7th October 12 noon


There are no refunds for non starters or non finishers.  When you register you accept the terms and condition of entry.  Entries can be transferred to another person/or distance in the 2017 event.  If transferring to another distance e.g. from the 10km to Half Marathon or from the 5km to 10km the fee difference must be paid.  There are no refunds for changing to a lower fee event.  Contact the Half Marathon Office by email with any changes.


Race changes, race transfers and entry information changes after Sunday 1 October 2017 must be completed in person at Flagstaff Club Registration Centre.


Online entries will receive an e-confirmation. Confirmation for manual entries will be posted out with race instructions a week before event date.

Competitor lists are published on the website.



Medals given to every finisher in all events.

Corporate & Social Team Competitions / Opportunities

For your staff, clients, group or club this event is a great team building opportunity.  There are 2 team challenges available.

Fairview Mazda Corporate Team Challenge

Enter a team of 4 runners or walkers (male or female) for the Half Marathon or 4 runners or walkers (male or female) for the 10km event.  Teams must include 3 employees of the Company and the Company name must appear in the team name.  The Fairview Mazda Trophies will be awarded to the first placed teams in both these events.

Good Neighbour Social Team Challenge

Enter your entire Corporate/Group/Club into this challenge.  Team members (male or female; runner or walkers) can be entered into any of the events (Half, 10km or 5km), all team members don’t need to be entered in the same event/distance.  To enter into this challenge you therefore must have a minimum of 2 in the Half Marathon, 3 in the 10km and 4 in the 5km.  The fastest  times of the 2 members in the Half, 3 members in the 10km and 4 members in the 5km will be added together.  The winner of this challenge will be the team who has the fastest aggregate time.  The prize being a trophy plus 500 Good Neighbour Dollars from Good Neighbour that can be used for either a Christmas function, a dinner, a lunch or a package to be discussed with Good Neighbour.  Terms and conditions apply.

Team Information

If you require a tax invoice after payment has been made please email

If you want us to collate all race packs and race numbers for pick up by one person on event weekend please let us know by 1 October 2017and we will arrange for this to be done.

If you wish to bring your own gazebo, bbq etc please advise us and we will add you into our site plan.  There is no charge for the site.  Closing date for site bookings is Sunday 1 October 2017.

Team Discounts
Enter a team of 5 or more and receive a 5% discount.

Enter a team of 10 or more and receive a 10% discount.

Enter a team of 15 or more an receive a 15% discount

Enter a team of 20 or more and receive a 20% discount

Pace Runners

We will be having Pace Runners  again for the Half Marathon to assist competitors to reach their goal. Each pace runner will be wearing a special T Shirt with the goal time printed on the back. Pace runners times will be 1hr 40,  1hr 50, 2hrs, 2hrs 10 and 2hrs 20.

If any of you wish to achieve one of the above times look out for our pace runners on race day.


The 1st-3rd male & female walkers in the Half Marathon event will be recognised in the Merit Prize List. Participants in all events MUST walk the entire event distance. We rely on your honesty - please.

If you wish to run and walk please enter the running events.

Prize Giving

Prize giving will take place at 12.30pm at the race finish. You must be present to collect any of the spot prizes. All spot prizes are randomly selected. Major spot prizes will be announced at prize giving. Randomly selected finishers will be handed a letter for minor spot prizes on the finish line. These can be redeemed from the spot prize table in Flagstaff Club. In the event of adverse weather the prize giving will be cancelled and all prizes will be posted out.

Merit Prize List / Half Marathon & 10km RUN Men & Women

The following prizes will be awarded on stage.  If you have won a Merit Prize and do not collect at prize giving it is your responsibility to contact the Event Director within 30 days after event date to organise collection.

1st - 3rd Open
1st - 3rd Master 35 - 44
1st - 3rd Master 45 - 54
1st - 3rd Master 55 - 64
1st - 3rd Master 65+

Trophies awarded to:

1st U16 and U20 Male and Female in 10km
1st U20 Male and Female in Half Marathon

Merit Prize List for Half Marathon WALK Men & Women

1st - 3rd Male Walker
1st - 3rd Female Walker

Masters age group winners who finish in the top 3 open men or open women in the Half Marathon & 10km events will be awarded ONE PRIZE ONLY, that being the prize of the greatest value.

Merit prizes total $8000


Timekeeping & Results

Overall finish time will be recorded by Timing Sports via a transponder attached to your shoe. You MUST hand in your transponder before leaving the finish area. Failure to hand in your transponder will result in a charge of $50.00. Official timekeeping ends 3hrs 30 after race start. Results will be posted on the website shortly after the event.  If you forgot to hand your transponder in please post to:  Timing Sports Tag Return P OBox 30-1431 Albany Auckland 0752


Parking is available in the field adjacent to Flagstaff Shops - enter off Endeavour Avenue and follow the instructions from parking marshalls. Parking is also available in streets surrounding Flagstaff Park. Refer to location maps on website. We also ask that consideration be given to local residents when parking.

Road Closures

There is one road closure in place and that is the southbound lane on River Rd between Horotiu and Kay Roads.  This lane will be closed on event day from 8.30am to 10.30am.  All other roads are open to traffic AND NORMAL ROAD RULES MUST BE OBEYED.  Please be aware of residents exiting and entering their properties.  Please watch for traffic at all times.

Baby Buggies, Prams & Strollers

Buggies, prams and strollers will be allowed in the 5km event only.  They will start after the walkers.  No dogs, skateboards or rollerblades will be allowed on the course.


Located within 5kms of Flagstaff Park.

Hamilton Half Marathon is proudly supported by:

Novotel Tainui and Ibis Tainui who are the event official accommodation providers.

It is our pleasure to offer entrants in the Hamilton Half Marathon 2017 the following rates at both our Hamilton Hotels. We certainly look forward to confirming rooms for this event.

Novotel Tainui Hamilton – 1/3 October 2016:

$139.00 Room Only

$157.00 Room & Breakfast for One

$175.00 Room & Breakfast for Two

Ibis Tainui Hamilton – 1/3 October 2016:

$95.00 Room only

$110.00 Room & Breakfast for One

$125.00 Room & Breakfast for Two

* The above rates include 15% GST and are per room and per night.

Guests are able to make bookings via our website and we welcome them to do so, the benefit in doing this is instant confirmation of their reservation and the opportunity to purchase additional options such as breakfast and upgrades.

To book rooms online, guests simply need to use the link:


Sunday 8 October 2017

Starting Times


Wheelchairs Half Marathon


Half Marathon Run / Walk


10km Run / Walk


5km Fun Run/Walk


Kids Commando Challenge

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Age Limits

The minimum ages for
participants are:

5km 10 yrs

10km 12 yrs

half marathon 15 yrs

Race Numbers
& Race Packs

Flagstaff Club will be open from:

Saturday 7
October 2017

12 noon to 4pm

Sunday 8
October 2017

from 7am

For collection of race numbers, race packs and timing transponders. Late entries will also be taken.


T Shirts are available for purchase. To collect your T Shirt with your race pack you must pre order by Monday 25th September 2017. Orders will be taken on race day and posted out to competitors. A postage charge will be added.


Aid Stations

Water will be provided at approximately 4km intervals and at the start/finish.

Food &

Will be available