Event Information

There will be a pre-event registration held on Friday 11 September, 12pm - 7pm in the Club Rooms at Shadbolt Park (highly recommended for Marathon participants).

The reason we ask you to come by and see us is to make your life easier on event day, and ours too. You will collect your race number, timing transponder and race pack, plus you can also collect your tickets to the post event prizegiving. prize giving and auction. Registration will also be available from 5.30am on Saturday before your event.

The Post-Event Lunch and Prizegiving will be held in the same location as the pre event registration in the club rooms beside Shadbolt Park. Different to previous years you do not need a ticket to go to this, we hope you can join us to congratulate the achievers in the 2015 event. A light finger buffet will be served

Adults and children $30

Pre-Event Registration - key details:
  • Friday 11 September, 2015
  • Opening time - 12pm - 6pm
  • Location - Shadbolt Park. 200 Portage Road, New Lynn, Waitakere.
  • Plenty of parking

Please note - you may pick up race numbers, timing transponders and race packs for others who can't make it to the pre-event registration. You don't need to bring anything - just your and their name!

What do I bring / pick up?

Just bring your friendly self (no paperwork required). You will pick up your race number, event transponder and event race pack which includes important course notes and information about he event. Event merchandise and / or dinner tickets (should these apply to you) will also be collected here. There will also be displays and event specials from our event sponsors!


Special drinks.

Marathon runners please bring any special drinks along to the pre event registration or on race morning up until 6.00am sharp if you are from out of town. They will need your name and aid station number as it corresponds on the aid station list found on our webpage.

Event morning information:

Race day clothing - what not to wear!

Please, please, please avoid running in dark clothing. Low cloud in around West Coast Road and Scenic Drive can reduce visibility significantly and we want you to be as visible as possible out there.

Event parking

The small rugby club carpark will be off limits for parking as will parking on Portage Rd. Event parking will be available on Kinross Road and other surrounding streets.

Please keep in mind that 5-10 minute walks to the registration area may be inevitable especially for the half marathon, 10km and 5km events, so please arrive with plenty of time up your sleeve and please carpool wherever possible.

Facilities at the start / finish area

Portaloos in the large carpark but no changing facilities. You will however be able to leave any gear with us in a designated gear tent.

"Out of towner" late registration

Saturday morning. Late registration will take place here for "out of towners" at the event base from 5.30am.

We suggest all late registration marathon entrants arrive as close to 5.30am as possible & all late registration half marathon entrants arrive as close to 6.30am as possible.

Late registration for marathon entrants closes @ 6.05am - half marathon @ 7.35am.

Other event day / course information:

Compulsory race briefings
Marathon 6.15am
Half Marathon 7.45am
10km run/walk 8.30am
5km run/walk 8.50am

Event start times
Marathon 6.30am
Half Marathon 8.00am
10km run/walk 8.45am
5km run/walk 9.00am

Race start

Gary Lydiard will be starting the event on the airhorn at the intersection of Golf Rd / Portage Rd. Self seeding will apply. All competitors have approx 200 - 300m of road (essentially up until the first corner) available before the course moves strictly to the footpaths - all participants must comply with this.

Course markings / marshals

The course is well laden with event marshals and they will be placed at all key areas on the course. The event course is the footpath. In certain areas where no footpath exists the course will be the far left hand shoulder of the road. In only one case (a small section through the Titirangi shops) will runners be running into traffic without a footpath.

Participants will need to follow all directional signage (red arrows on a white coreflute backing) and obey all instructions from both our event marshals and Traffic Management NZ crew.

You do not have any extra priviliges afforded to you while participating in the event. At ALL times, you MUST adhere to and obey all standard, recognised NZ traffic laws. THERE ARE NO ROADS CLOSED IN THIS EVENT!!! If you are found to be in violation of any of the NZ traffic laws while participating, you will be immediately disqualified and pulled from the course. This is for your safety, not ours, and this event faces very real threats in being discontinued if you fail to play ball - please help us out on this very important event aspect!

Drink stations

Info regarding km placement, location and what's available at each can be found on the event website.

Distance markings

Small coreflute signage will be erected every 2km on the respective courses. This signage should provide you with a relatively accurate guide of where you are on the course. Aid station marshals will know the distance at their respective points but please don't rely on them feeding you this information - self education prior to the event is always healthy.


If you didn't purchase your post event lunch ticket or delete as were not selling them event apparel during your online registration, please email with details of the item you would like and the size

5+ Club

If you have finished 5 Legend events with at least ONE being the Marathon distance you are eligible for your own race number in the 5+ Club. If you think your eligible please email michael@thelegend.co.nz Top

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