COURSE OUTLINES...

Whether you are a beginner or a pro, 9 or 90, walker or runner, you will find a course to suit your level of participation! Our events are for all ages and will take you through some of the most stunning scenery offered on the Coromandel. Below is a brief outline of the events you can enter. All courses start at Tairua School.

5KM

Like all courses you will leave from the start line at Tairua School

- Head down Petley Parade, be careful crossing the road 

- Go past the wharf & the old Tairua fishing club and hug the waterfront towards the bridge

- Go past the Hall and over the bridge

- Turn right before the playground and continue along the estuary

- Turn right at the end of the reserve onto Manaia Road

- You will see the 2.5km mark / drink station where you will turn around and go back exactly the same way you came

Registration Costs for the 5km Event

Before September 30th - $10 per person

Before October 31st - $15 per person

November 1st - 7th - $20 per person

10KM - SINGLE PEAK

Like all courses you will leave from the start line at Tairua School    

 

- Head down Petley Parade, be careful crossing the road 

- Go past the wharf & the old Tairua fishing club and hug the waterfront towards the bridge

- Go past the Hall and over the bridge

- Turn right before the playground and continue along the estuary

- Turn right at the end of the reserve onto Manaia Road

- You will see the 2.5km mark / drink station

- Go through this station 

- Head up the reserve towards the surf club carpark. Cross carefully where the marshal is situated and run alongside the road

- Turn left onto Hemi place and up the walkway onto the beach

- Find the stairs at the end of the beach and head up them and follow markings - at the top turn left onto Oceania Heights

- Turn right onto Fantail and then onto the track the end. This meets with Pacific Drive. There is a drink station here

- Turn right onto Paku drive, and up to Tirinui where you will turn right again. Head to the end and go up the gravel

- DO NOT GO TO THE SUMMIT - At the top of the gravel turn left to go down the stairs

- Turn left again and back down Paku Drive, back through the drink station

- Turn right – continue down past the park and down Paku Drive to Tairua Terrace

- Turn left on Tairua Terrace

- Head past the first set of stairs and nearly to the end, turn right down onto a set of stairs and at the bottom head right back towards the Marina

- Go through the Marina, along Paku Drive and back along the edge of the estuary

- Go back through the drink station at the 5km turnaround 

- Follow the estuary line along the reserve, back past the park, back over the bridge, back along Bayview terrace, back past the wharf and back up the slight rise towards the finish line.

Registration Costs for the 10km Event

Before September 30th - $30 per person

Before October 31st - $35 per person

November 1st - 7th - $40 per person

21KM - TWIN PEAKS

Like all courses you will leave from the start line at Tairua School 

- Head down Petley Parade, be careful crossing the road 

- Go past the wharf & the old Tairua fishing club and hug the waterfront towards the bridge

- Go past the Hall and cross the Main Road onto Pepe Road, there is a marshal here to help. You must stop for cars.

- Run along Pepe Road until the corner of Gallagher Drive where you will see a marshal who will help you cross safely

- Head up Gallagher Drive until you see the marshal

- Turn right up Windsor Drive – cross carefully here

- Head up Windsor drive to the very top

- Turn left onto Hinemoa Drive

- Go the end of the road where you will find a drink station

- Enter the bush - where you will reach the top of the first peak, you will run past the junction

- Past the lookout to the sign directing you down towards Red Bridge Road

- Turn left at the bottom and head back up the hill

- At the Junction turn right at the top (you will be on the same track you entered the bush on)

- Head back through the drink station

- Down Hinemoa Drive

- Turn right onto Windsor Drive

- Left onto Gallagher Drive

- Left onto Pepe Road towards the Pepe Loop

- Follow the Pepe Loop around towards the bridge across the road by the Pepe playground

- Continue along the estuary until the end of the reserve

- Cross Manaia Road and go onto Hornsea Road

- Turn right onto Cory-wright Drive, run to the end 

- Turn right onto the Main Road

- Here you will find your second drink station (in front of the police station)

- Continue along the Main Road to the northern end of town 

- Enter the farm track here

- Exit off the stop-bank onto Ocean Beach Road

- Go to the end of Ocean Beach Rd to Paku Drive

- Drink station #3 / 5km turn around

- Continue up the reserve towards road crossing

- Go onto Hemi Place, onto the beach and up Oceania Stairs.

- Left onto Oceania Heights

- Right onto Fantail Terrace

- Through the walk way onto Pacific Drive

- Drink Station #4

- Right onto Paku Drive

- Right on to Tirinui Crescent - to the end

- Up the gravel driveway – NOT TO THE SUMMIT

- Left down the stairs 

- Left at the bottom of the stairs onto Paku Drive – turning right at the drink station

- Down the hill - past the playground

- Head down the road to Tairua Terrace 

- Left at Tairua Terrace to the stairs at the end

- Turn right to head down the stairs and back towards the end of The Esplanade 

- Run down The Esplanade, past the boat ramp

- Through The Marina

- Back along Paku Drive

- Past the surf club

- Through Drink Station #5 

- Over the causeway bridge 

- Along the estuary, past the park, over the Pepe Bridge, down the path by the hall, past the Wharf and back towards the school/ finish line

Registration Costs for the 21km Event

Before September 30th - $50 per person

Before October 31st - $55 per person

November 1st - 7th - $60 per person