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Whangamata Run Walk Festival, C/- P O Box 176, Whangamata 3643

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Come and celebrate the 24th G.J.Gardner Homes Whangamata Run Walk Festival on Saturday, September 7, 2019.

With the half marathon (21km), 10km and 5km events, the Whangamata Run Walk Festival offers something for participants of all ages and abilities. All three courses take in spectacular views of the ocean beach and pristine bush-clad hills along the way. Enter individually or with friends and family.

 

The Whangamata Lions are the Organisers of this festival. All proceeds from this event are returned to the community so come to the Paradise Coast for a weekend of recreation and fun. The pride of the Coromandel, Whangamata boasts a wide range of recreational choices including: surfing, fishing, kayaking, tramping, mountain biking, birdwatching as well as plenty of shopping, arts and crafts, plus great cafes, restaurants, bars and service clubs.

 

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, September 7, 2019 for this family fun run event. An occasion that always provides a challenge and entertainment for both serious and recreational runners and walkers. Get registered now.

 

If you have entered the Whangamata Run Walk Festival in previous years and have any suggestions to help to make this years event extra special, please email us to share your ideas.

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RACE DAY SCHEDULE

8.50am - 10km and 21km Race Safety Briefing

9.00am - 10km and 21km Start

9.25am - 5km Race Safety Briefing

9.30am - 5km Start

12.30pm - Course Closes

12.45pm - Prizegiving Starts.

Times are subject to change.
 

RACE ENTRY

Registration is now open for the Whangamata Half Marathon, 10 kilometre and 5 kilometre races. You can either run or walk one of the 3 distances, choose one to suit your fitness. All entrants have the opportunity to win a spot prize provided they cross the finish line. Enter before midnight on Friday, August 16, 2019, and receive a personalised race number. Enter online or download a pdf entry form.

PRIZES AND RESULTS

The prize giving function will start at 12.45pm in the Whangamata School grounds or in the Gym if wet. There will be no organised social event. All entrants who complete their event before noon on September 9, 2019 will be eligible for spot prizes. One merit prize per competitor. Winners must be present at the prize giving to claim any spot prize.

TRAINING

Don’t Over Train - Always make sure you get plenty of rest in between training sessions and make sure you get at least one day's rest every week.

 

Never train when ill or feverish - Don't try and train through illness, it will probably make it worse.

 

Be sensible about injuries - If an injury becomes worse when you try to train, then stop training.

 

RACE INFO

 

RACE AND EVENT INFORMATION

Minimum age for the Half Marathon is 12 years of age on race day. Children under 12 may enter the 5k & 10K events.

 

Hardcopy late entries close at 6pm on September 5, 2019. Entries will be taken at the school on Friday, September 6, 2019 between 6pm - 8.30pm and from 7.30am up until 30 minutes before the race start time on Saturday, September 7, 2019.

 

A late entry fee of $10 for adults ($5 for students), will apply to all entrants after midnight on September 2, 2019.

 

The race number MUST be placed low on the front of your singlet or shirt where it is clearly visible

 

The timing bar code is on the reverse of the race number.

 

Any request for refunds of the race entry fee must be made in writing before August 29, 2019 and will be at the discretion of the Race Director. An administration fee of 25% will be deducted.

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Half Marathon & 10km races start at 9.00am. The 5km race starts at 9.30am. The course will be closed at 12.30pm.

Finishers’ certificates and results will be available at the conclusion of the event.

Results and certificates will NOT be posted to entrants.

Race numbers will be available between 6pm - 8.30pm on Friday, September 6, 2019 and from 7.30am on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the Whangamata Area School, Port Rd, Whangamata.

Each event has a unique coloured number. Half Marathon is BLUE 10km is YELLOW and 5km is RED.

RULES OF THE EVENT

An accepted entry will not be transferred to another person or any other party.

 

In the unlikely event of circumstances occurring which result in the event being cancelled, the total entry fee is not refundable.

 

Neither the organisers, sponsors or other partners associated with the event shall have any responsibility for any liability, financial or otherwise, which might arise whether sustained by the entrant or any other part directly or indirectly associated with the entrant's intended or actual participation in the event or its related activities.

 

The entrant agrees to abide by the race rules and follow the directions of the race officials and NZ Police. Failure to do so may result in disqualification.

 

Entrants acknowledge that part of this event will be held on public roads that are NOT closed to traffic. Entrants take part entirely at their own risk and will waive all claims against the organisers or sponsors.

 

Entrants authorise their name, voice or picture and any information included in their entry form to be used without payment in any broadcast, telecast, advertising promotion or in any other way relating to this event. Pursuant to the Privacy Act 1993.

 

The Race Director’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

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RACE ENTRY

 

Registration is now open for the Whangamata Half Marathon, 10 kilometre and 5 kilometre races.

 

You can either run or walk one of the 3 distances, choose one to suit your fitness.

All entrants have the opportunity to win a spot prize provided they cross the finish line.

 

Enter before midnight on Friday, August 16, 2019, and receive a personalised race number.

 

Enter online or download a pdf entry form.

PRIZES AND RESULTS

 

PRIZES

The prize giving function will start at 12.45pm in the Whangamata School grounds or in the Gym if wet. There will be no organised social event. All entrants who complete their event before 12.30pm on September 7, 2019 will be eligible for spot prizes. One merit prize per competitor. Winners must be present at the prize giving to claim any spot prize.

 

Half Marathon Open – Male & Female:

There is a trophy for the 1st Open Male and the 1st Open Female.

1st - $500.

2nd - $350.

3rd - $150.

Half Marathon Masters (Ages 35 – 99) – Male & Female:

1st - $250.

2nd - $150.

3rd - $75.

10Km – Male & Female:

1st - $200.

 

5Km – Male & Female:

1st - $100.

 

As well as the monetary winners' prizes, we have additional spot prizes to give away.

PREVIOUS RESULTS

Results for the Whangamata Run Walk Festival are available below (click to download the PDF document):

TRAINING PROGRAMME

 

GENERAL TRAINING TIPS

If you have never jogged or walked 5km or 10km before, please visit your doctor for advice before you start training.

 

Don’t over train - Always make sure you get plenty of rest in between training sessions and make sure you get at least one day's rest every week.

Never train when ill or feverish - Don't try and train through illness, it will probably make it worse.

Be sensible about injuries - If an injury becomes worse when you try to train, then stop training.

Be careful with stretching - Although stretching before a run is desirable, your muscles will not be warmed up and over-zealous stretching can do more harm than good. The rule should be to warm-up before you work-out by doing the intended activity very slowly with low intensity. Leave stretching for after your work-out, you are less likely to damage your muscles at this point because they have warmed up. Make sure you know the correct stretching techniques..

BEGINNER TRAINING GUIDE

Use the right shoes for your running style – A good specialist running shoe store can help here. Stirling Sports are able to offer a professional appraisal of you running shoe needs. If you over-pronate, you may need shoes with extra medial arch support or you may simply need a shoe with good heel support. An appropriate pair of well-fitting shoes can make a big difference to your running. Don’t expect your shoes to last forever. The cushioning of running shoes usually fails well before the sole wears out.

 

Enjoy your training - This is most important. You are training for your enjoyment. Vary your running routes and don't push yourself too hard in your training all of the time. The Training Programme that follows should be used as a guide only.

 

Keep your training individual - We all have different bodies and goals and our training programmes should be individual. You should not go out and do what others are doing.

Missed workouts - If you have to miss a work-out, don't worry about it. Just go on with the rest of your training programme.