Half Marathon

A loop course, mostly on a flat scenic road on the edge of Lake Taupo. The course heads along Lake Terrace and the highway, all the way out to 5 Mile Bay. From there the course returns back along the lake edge pavements, 10km of amazing views of the lake and snow-covered mountains, to the Tongariro Domain to finish.


Course Map PDF

Start Information

Start area - Tongariro North Domain access lane (behind tennis courts on Story Place).

Please enter the start arena in the appropriate area for your estimated finishing time.

  • 9.00am - half marathon runners
  • 9.10am approx - half marathon walkers

Note: 10mins before the start there will be an event briefing, please make sure you are present. 

Aid Stations

Drink stations (with water and Nuun electrolyte) will be positioned at approximately the 5, 9, 14, 16 and 19km points.

To minimise waste we are reducing cups at the drink stations and encourage you to bring your own bottle, cup or hydration pack. The stations are equipped for you to refill these.

There is a mix of public toilets and portaloos approximately every 2kms along the course.

First Aid will be available on the course by a roving Peak Safety team member.

Cut Off Times

  • 5km -   13.00
  • 9km -   14.00
  • 14km - 15.00
  • 16km - 15.30
  • 19km - 16.00

General Course Information

All courses are marshalled and signposted. The courses are not suitable for wheelchairs and all entrants must complete the same course. Please obey marshalls at all times.

No dogs on the courses please! Supporters and spectators must not accompany runners and walkers at any stage during the event.