Get ready for Tauranga’s very own international marathon
DUST off your running shoes as Tauranga’s very own marathon— the Tauranga InternationalMarathon— returns on Saturday, September 22.
Organised by Total Sport, last year’s event saw more than 1200 runners taking part in 42.2km, 21.1km, 12km and 6km options, as well as a 2km kids (and parents) dash.
Total Sport founder Aaron Carter says this year’s course will be slightly different— from Papamoa to The Strand.
“And it will end with a big party at the finish line, not only for runners, but their supporters and the Tauranga community to enjoy. Because of the flat and fast course and the stunning views, it’s a bucket list event for seasoned runners as well as an ideal first-time option.”
The full marathon starts in Papamoa towards Mount Maunganui and around Mauao, Pilot Bay, over the harbour bridge, Fergusson Park and back, Waikareao Estuary including the Daisy Hardwick boardwalk before finishing in the city centre, where runnerswill be awarded their medal at the party.
For the first time, the Tauranga International Marathon will also partner with Girls Who Run NZ for the 12km event.
Prizes for the full marathon (men and women) include $2000, second placegetters $1000 and third place $500. There are also cash prizes for the half marathon.