Tauranga International Marathon

This will be a running and walking festival like no other, celebrating Tauranga’s best spaces and places. With a run or walk distance for all and vistas to take your breath away, this is the one you have been waiting for—FAST, FLAT, FUN in NZ’s sunshine capital!

What’s Great About This Event?

The marathon course will take you on a breath-taking, spectacular journey throughout Tauranga’s best spaces and places. Starting and finishing at The Strand, next to the beautiful Tauranga waterfront, you will meander through the Daisy Hardwick boardwalk and estuary section, then make your way to Mount Maunganui, where you will head around the Mount loop track.

From there you’ll roam along Marine Parade, where you’ll be right next to the ocean, before heading along Matapahi Rd, through some stunning rural vistas. You will then cross the Matapihi rail bridge and will finish slap bang in Tauranga’s best bar and restaurant area, where you will be awarded your finishers medal. It’s going to be epic!

Get your friends, family and work-mates together, we’ll see you on the start-line!

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What people say about Total Sport events

Our first Coastal Challenge and our group loved it! Such a great day out and something for the whole team!

What an awesome event – thank you so much for putting on such a totally mad event with such an incredibly supportive atmosphere. I cannot remember how many times someone offered me a hand over a rock – and so of course in turn I did the same for those behind me.

“What a happy event! The atmosphere was exciting and so welcoming.”

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This event looks awesome. How do I find out more or sign up?

Click the button below to go the Wild Kiwi website where you can find out more about the event, check out the prices and sign-up for one of the run/walks.

Date and location

Saturday 7 October, 2017


42.2km run/walk
21.1km run/walk
10km run/walk
5km run/walk
2km kids dash

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