Marathon event revisits Tauranga
Following the successful inaugural event in 2017, the Tauranga InternationalMarathonwill return to Tauranga in September.
The event, which over 1200 runners participated in, will once again take to the streets of Tauranga.
The marathon, organised by Total Sport, boasts a “flat, fast and fun” terrain. There are 42.2km, 21.1km, 12km and 6km options, as well as a 2km kids (and parents) dash.
The full marathon starts in Pa¯pa¯moa. Runners will speed on a direct course towardsMount Maunganui, along the ocean, before travelling around the Mauao base track. They’ll run past Pilot Bay then up and over the Tauranga harbour bridge and back to thewater’s edge on the other side. More views will meet them there as they make their way along the foreshore to Fergusson Park and back. Finally, runners will meander through the Waikareao Estuary, including the Daisy Hardwick boardwalk, before finishing in the heart of the city centre, where they will be awarded theirmedal and soak up the celebratory atmosphere at the finish line party.
Tauranga International Marathon will partnerwith Live MoreAwesome, a non-profit charity and movement dedicated to inspiring, encouraging, informing and finding help for people strugglingwith their mental health. Tauranga InternationalMarathon has also partnered with Girls Who Run NZ for the 12km event.
The first woman and man in the Tauranga InternationalMarathon will receive $2000 each, with second place getters nabbing $1000 and third place $500. In the Half Marathon, the firstplaced woman and man will each receive $1000, with second place getters taking out $500 and third $250.