Race One of the Auckland Half Marathon Series!

The Mizuno Half Marathon is the premier event of the Devonport Half Marathon. The course is uniquely challenging, scenic and interesting with no corner of this beautiful peninsula unexplored. The course takes in all five suburbs of the Devonport peninsula; Devonport, Stanley Point, Bayswater, Belmont and Narrow Neck, during a single-lap course littered with beaches, view points and trails. The course follows the first 5km of the Mizuno 15k before breaking north to take in the the spectacular, new “Green Route” utility trail around Shoal Bay, with views of the Waitemata Harbour, the Harbour Bridge and Sky Tower throughout. The final 10km rejoins the 15k event and includes Narrow Neck Beach, North Head and the Devonport foreshore.

We respectfully offer the Mizuno Devonport Half Marathon as probably New Zealand’s finest inner-city run.

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Runners start at 8am sharp. Competitive walkers at 8:03am.
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Time Limit is 3 hrs. Slower athletes should consider the Cruiser Start.
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The classic half marathon distance and Race One in the Auckland Half Marathon Series

The first ever event in the Auckland Half Marathon Series features a magnificent and varied course.

Course Description

The first 5km of the half marathon course follows the 15k – read about it here.

Exiting Ngataringa Park, at 5km, turn north along Lake Rd before leaving the busy traffic behind turning into Ngataringa Rd. A couple of turns and a short hill will take you over the ridge and down to Kawerau Ave. At the end of Kawerau Ave, a reserve and boardwalk carry you over the mangroves to Plymouth Reserve. The path through the reserve enjoys wide views of the harbour before joining Plymouth Cres and on to Roberts Ave.

Cross Roberts Ave and track through Bayswater Park to the crossing of Bayswater Ave. You will now enter the stunning new “Green Route” utility trail. The next 3km comprise the most wonderful section of this fabulous new resource for the city. Wide concrete paths lead on to the raised boardwalk “Bayswater Bridge” over the mangroves. On the other side, the utility trail hugs the shoreline, passing through more green space before a final elevated boardwalk section brings you to the turnaround at Francis St. Throughout, you are treated to amazing views of the inner harbour and our famous Harbour Bridge.

As you complete the Green Route, cross back through Bayswater Park to retrace your steps through Plymouth Reserve and side streets to bring you back to the point where Ngataringa Park joins Lake Rd. Here you will likely encounter runners in the 15K and, ironically, your own 15km marker.

The remainder of the half marathon course follows the last 10km of the Mizuno 15k. Read about it here.

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