Harcourts Cooper & Co Devonport Half Marathon
Beautiful beaches. Heritage streets. Panoramic Views.
Run or Walk in Auckland’s most beautiful suburb. Welcome to the Harcourts Cooper & Co Devonport Half Marathon. This is your chance to run or walk among heritage streets, past fabulous beaches and enjoy the stunning views to be had in Auckland’s most beautiful suburb! Race HQ is Windsor Reserve, right in the heart of Devonport Village and looking straight across the Waitemata Harbour towards the Auckland city skyline. The Devonport ferry terminal is a stone’s throw away and Devonport’s many cafes and eateries are right across the road from the finish line.
Event distances go from the superb Half Marathon all the way down to a 2km kids’ dash, so there’s an option to suit everyone and no-one gets left out. All courses embark on a scenic, tour of this wonderful peninsula. Extensive road and lane closures ensure the best possible event experience for all participants so why not come and run or walk with over two thousand of your new best mates!
We take our finisher medals seriously
The team at Running Events take the task of creating the best finisher medals in New Zealand very seriously. We want every single person who crosses the finish line and smashes their fitness goals to take home a beautiful moment of a great day out and an awesome goal acheived. If you don't believe us, take a look at last year.
The Harcourts Cooper & Co Devonport Half Marathon is Race One of the Shoe Science Auckland Half Marathon Series, a season-long challenge featuring five awesome events at five stunning locations. Accumulate points in the Half Marathon Series or Classic Series and see how you place overall after the Grand Finale in April. If you have the Auckland Marathon on your play list for this season, you’ll find the Devonport Half Marathon is strategically placed four weeks out, making it the perfect tune-up for the big day.
Wear It With Pride: Event T-Shirt - $39
How do you know someone at the party has run a half-marathon? Because they'll be wearing one of our superb Devonport Half Marathon event t-shirts. Featuring a smooth, sweat-wicking polyester weave, a super-comfortable runner's cut and awesome sublimated graphics, these tees are keepers. Order yours with your entry ticket or - if you forgot - add it on now. But hurry, numbers are strictly limited and when they're gone, they're gone!
For those with more modest ambitions, this is just a great way to discover the beaches, cafes, reserves and historic neighbourhoods of this fabulous area.
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Important! Please familiarise yourself with our T&Cs (see below) prior to registering.
When entering one of our events, you will be required to accept our Waiver, which includes vitally important information we do not want you to miss. Above all else, you must acknowledge that your registration is non-refundable and cannot be deferred to a later edition of this event or transferred to another event (read our Refunds & Deferrals Statement). To be fair and equitable to all - we will not deviate from this position under any circumstances. You will also be acknowledging our Participation & Competition Rules including the important stipulation that - in all disputes - the Race Director's decision shall be final.
- Age restrictions are calculated using the participant's age on race day.
- Your race number will be delivered in the mail around 7-10 days prior to the event provided you registered at least four weeks prior to race day.
Please also note:
- All amounts are in NZD and inclusive of GST. You will be directed to our secure online payment partner, Windcave, to complete your payment. All payments over $100 are eligible to use our "FlexiREV" facility to split your payment into 4 fortnightly installments (5% service fee applies).
From 2k to 21k, There's a Race Option For Everyone
Stating on King Edwards Parade, the first half of the half marathon follows the exact course of the 10k Classic (see description below). Passing the event venue at 10k, half marathoners proceed past the Ferry Terminal on the shell path. A short, sharp climb up Huia St takes you to a wide footpath on Calliope Road. An assisted crossing takes you into Stanley Bay Park which leads to the magnificent Navy sports fields. A loop through Ngataringa Park arrives at the turnaround on Lake Road to retrace your steps back to the sea front. The flat, final dash along Queens Parade is a memorable finish to a memorable day.
Starting within a total road closure on historic King Edward Parade, the 10k Classic then turns north on Tainui Road. At Vauxhall Rd, the road is closed in one direction for participants heading north, with a wide footpath for the return journey. Past Fort Takapuna and stunning Narrow Neck Beach to the turnaround point before heading south again. This time, a detour takes you up the hill to North Head, where you can enjoy amazing views of the Hauraki Gulf and Auckland City. After a brief detour to the Navy Museum, its a flat and fast blast along the sea front to the finish line in Windor Reserve.
As 5k fun runs go, they don't get any better than this. Our 5k course is held entirely within the full road closure. It begins with a sea front blast along King Edward Parade and out to the heritage homes of Cheltenham. The middle section of the course is dominated by the steady climb up North Head and the stunning views of the harbour and city as you circumnavigate the head. On your way back to the finish, take a detour through the elegant grounds of the Navy Museum at Torpedo Bay. The shell path on the promenade then leads you back to Windsor Reserve in the heart of Devonport village and your glorious finish!
Kids ... start your engines! What a great course for the kids' dash with all the thrill of starting under the same arch as the adults and charging along the fully closed King Edward Parade. The kids tear off towards the Navy Museum at Torpedo Bay, turning just after Cambridge Terrace. On the way back, they join the shell path and follow the adults into the finish line around the harbour side promenade. Then it's all guns blazing for the big finish down then chute in Windsor Reserve. What a thrill!
Everything You Need to Know About the Devonport Half Marathon
Don't get caught at the finish line when you should be at the start line. Here is the full run down of what's happening where and when, including those all important start times ....
Race Number Collection
Enter at least 28 days prior to race day to have your number sent in the mail. Later entries can collect from the race site Registration tent; Saturday 4pm-5pm and Sunday/Race Day from 6:00am.
Race Number & Timing Tag
A valid race number (with timing tag on the reverse) must be worn on the front of your shirt whenever taking part in any of our events. Find out what it looks like, how to attach it and when you will receive it here ....
Aid Stations are spaced approximately every 4-5km (or less). All stations offer water and sport drink whilst those after half way in the marathon also have cookies and candy. Check out the course maps in the Race Options section for exact locations ....
Every finisher - no matter the distance - will receive an stunning and exclusive event finisher medal. For the truly dedicated, this medal is part one of a five part "Grand Slam" collection for the full Auckland Half Marathon Series....
Immortalise your achievement with a revTab medal insert. revTab is a self-adhesive plate, accurately cut for the recess on the back of your medal. It is delivered direct to your home and shows your name, distance and time ....
The safe and successful operation of the Devonport Half Marathon requires some road and lane closures in the area. Running Events are extremely grateful to council, NZTA and residents for their cooperation in this. A full list of road closures and times will appear here closer to the event ....
Parking & Transport
Most parking in central Devonport is limited to 2 hours (yes, it is enforced on Sundays), whilst parking on the course is absolutely forbidden. There are also ferry (10k & later) and bus options to consider ....
Pacers can help you achieve your race goals by giving you a steady pace to follow and offering encouragement when you lag. We plan to have pacers in both the Half Marathon at a variety of target times. Find out more here ....
Whilst we want to see every single person make it to the finish line and smash their fitness goals, the need to open roads, free up resources and release race marshals all require definite cut-off times to be implemented. Read about them here ...
Walkers are made very welcome at all of our events and will often be 10% of the total field. Check out our walking guidelines with info on how to register as a walker and the competition rules ....
The safety of our participants, crew and the public is our number one concern. First, last and always. Find out more about our safety procedures and what to expect at our events here ...
The Devonport Half Marathon (formerly the Devonport Classic) has 20 years of history.
Check out photo galleries, videos, medal designs from previous events.