Kaiteriteri Gold Half Marathon & 10k Saturday 9th March 2019

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EVENT Information

Open to runners and walkers

The Course
Half Marathon: Starting on the renowned Kaiteriteri beachfront follow the undulating and picturesque coastline before climbing the Sandy Bay Hill. Following the steady descent to Sandy Bay there's more undulating coastline as you make your way back to finish on the golden sands of Kaiteriteri.

You will follow Kaiteriteri Rd through to Riwaka turnoff. Continue straight (towards Takaka) and turn right onto Sandy Bay/Marahau Rd (the start of the infamous hill!) and then a 'dogleg' towards Marahau after which it's a left turn toward Kaiteriteri, around the bays to finish at the beach.

This is a loop course.

Kaiteriteri Gold 10km

The 10km is an out and back course from Kaiteriteri Beach towards Marahau and return.

To view a general map of the Half Marathon course click here (please note that the km markers marked on this route are not exact, it is only an approximate mapping of the course)
Kaiteriteri Gold Half Marathon Elevation Map

To view a general map of the 10km route please click here (please note that the km markers and turn around point on this map are approximate, it is only an approximate mapping of the course).

Kaiteriteri Gold 10km Elevation Map

Half Marathon = $40
10km = $40
Under 18 = $25

(Please note there is a minimum age requirement of 16 years for the half marathon distance, and 13 years for the 10km distance unless approval granted by discretion of the Race Organiser).

Please note that no entries will be accepted on race day.

Entry to the 2018 event is NOW OPEN
Click on the Entry signpost to the right of the screen for entry details

Drink Stops
There will be four drink stations on the course for the half marathon and one for the 10km which you can access twice.

They will be roughly as follows:
1. On the flat straight towards the intersection with the State Highway (approx 5km mark)
2. Top of Sandy Bay Hill (approx 9km)
3. Marahau/Kaiteriteri Road Turn off (approx 12km)
4. On Kaiteriteri/Sandy Bay Rd (at Kaiteriteri Forest Entrance .... approx 16km Half Marathon / 4km for 10km entrants)

Start Times
8.15am     Half Marathon Walkers and 3hr+ joggers
8.45am     Half Marathon Runners
9.15am     10km Runners and Walkers

This will be along the Kaiteriteri beachfront/carpark - look out for the yellow Nelson Events flags
Half Marathon Entrants from 7.30am
10km Entrants from 8.30am.

You will need to bring your completed Registration Certificate with you to uplift your race number.  This will be emailed in the week prior to the event - we will also have spare copies available on event morning.

Any pre-ordered merchandise will be available for collection at Registration.

After you Run or Walk stick around in Kaiteriteri


Event Day Gone Burgers Special
This year Gone Burgers located in the all new Kai Restaurant are offering for Kaiteriteri Gold entrants and supporters a Special Event Day Burger Deal.

  • $10 will get you a choice of Burger (from the three event day options) and Fries
  • This is a special discounted price to those entered in Kaiteriteri Gold 2018 (Normal burger price without fries is $14)
  • Get your lunch sorted in advance and enjoy a local favourite on the beach before Prizegiving.


Yoga on the Beach with Migym
Get your body and mind in the right frame post your 10km or Half Marathon, join Migym on the beach for a quick Yoga session.

Performance Prizes
HALF: 1st Male and Female Runner and 1st Male and Female Walker
10km: 1st Male and Female Runner and 1st Male and Female Walker

Spot prizes will also be awarded. To claim a spot prize you must be present at prizegiving.

Prizegiving 1.15pm (dependent on last finisher).

Please note that for safety reasons use of ipod, mp3 player, Walkman or similar is not permitted.

Withdrawals must be notified in writing to PO Box 129, Nelson, 7040 or via email to admin@nelsonevents.co.nz
No refunds for withdrawals received after February 26th 2018.
All withdrawals prior to this date will be subject to a $15 administration fee.
If you need to withdraw during the race, please notify the nearest official and hand your race number in to the Nelson Events Crew.

Further Information
Please contact Averil West or Graeme West on (03) 548 3655 or 021 303 160 (evenings)
Email: admin@nelsonevents.co.nz





The Kaiteriteri Gold Half Marathon and 10km has developed from the original Riwaka Half Marathon.

The course starts and finishes at the gorgeous Kaiteriteri Beach which is the perfect spot to stay for one or two nights - you can hire a tent site, hire a carvan or hire a cabin so that you can wander easily over to the start - perfect for a family weekend away. The kids will be kept entertained by the adventure playgrounds, mini golf and of course you can't forget sandcastle making on the beach! Or if they prefer, a dip in the stunning clear waters - if it's low tide they can even look through the rock pools.

The Half Marathon course is challenging - it has a couple of good climbs in there, but these can be forgiven when you consider you are running or walking in pure paradise.

Back in 1991 the birth of the Riwaka Half Marathon signalled ‘the ultimate test’ around a loop course through beautiful Kaiteriteri Beach.

Twenty years on nothing much has changed – the course is still tough, still challenging and still very scenic – perhaps the most picturesque in the country. One very notable change has occurred in that time and that is the relocation of the start and finish line, from Riwaka to the golden sands of Kaiteriteri Beach.

The event re-branded for it’s 20th anniversary in 2010 to Kaiteriteri Gold.