About the 2020 Harcourts Cooper & Co Devonport Half Marathon

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.

We have new courses for all events which feature road or lane closures in many places to ensure everyone can enjoy a great run or walk with over two thousand of your new best mates!

The Harcourts Cooper & Co Devonport Half Marathon is Race One of the Mizuno 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. The special 15k option is the ideal tester for those in the half marathon.

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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Let’s do this! Sign up for the Harcourts Cooper & Co Devonport Half Marathon here …

Entry Fees

Half Marathon


15km Hit Out


10km Classic


5km Run/Walk


2km Kids' Dash



In these uncertain times, Running Events are doing everything we possibly can to ensure our events can go ahead. Based on the current information (which changes, like, *all* the time!), we can only proceed when Auckland is at Level 1 (i.e. no limits on mass gatherings). To give us the best possible chance to produce the event, we have booked three contingency dates in addition to the original event date. If we postpone – and you can’t make the new date – you’ve got options! See the info button for more details.
Current Status: EVENT POSTPONED TO SUNDAY 11 OCTOBER (Additional contingency dates are 18 Oct and 25 Oct).


Race Information

A comprehensive guide to the Harcourts Cooper & Co Devonport Half Marathon.


Race Day: Sunday, 11 October 2020

Race Day
11 October 2020

Start Times

Half Marathon Start – 7:30am
10k & 15k Start – 8:30am
5K Fun Run Start – 9:30am
Kids Dash Start – 10:30am

Race Guide

The Race Guide is a comprehensive document in PDF format which you can download and store on your smart device – or go old school and print it out. It contains a summary of all the important information to make sure you get the most out of your event experience.

2020 RACE GUIDE (check back later)

Important Dates

Date Details
3 May 2020 Half Marathon Series Pass Registrations open – click here.
1 June 2020 Online registration opens.
30 Aug 2020 Earlybird entry rates expire.
6 Sep 2020 Last chance to claim free delivery of your race number.
6 Sep 2020 Last chance to purchase a series t-shirt.
27 Sep 2020 Family entry packages expire.
4 Oct 2020 Race Day! – POSTPONED
10 Oct 2020 4-5pm: Pre-race registration at the event venue.
11 Oct 2020 Race Day!
18 Oct 2020 Contingency Date #2
25 Oct 2020 Contingency Date #3

Race Day Schedule

Time Details
6:00am Late entry & race day registration opens
7:15am Compulsory race briefing – 21K
7:20am Warm Up at Main Stage
7:30am RACE START Half Marathon (Runners & Hybrids)
7:33am RACE START Half Marathon (Competitive Walk)
8:15am Compulsory race briefing – 10K & 15K
8:20am Warm Up at Main Stage
8:30am RACE START 10K & 15K (Runners & Hybrids)
8:33am RACE START 10K Classic (Competitive Walk)
9:15am Compulsory race briefing – 5K
9:20am Warm Up at Main Stage
9:30am RACE START 5K
10:15am Compulsory race briefing – 2K
10:20am Warm Up at Main Stage
10:30am RACE START 2K
11:00am Awards ceremony and spot prizes
11:30am CLOSE Event Concludes

Start Line Congestion

We don’t want anyone to feel as though they can’t participate in the event. If you’re worried about starting close to people, we’ll have the start line open for a minimum of 25 minutes and you may start whenever you like in that period.  Please use this time to maintain social distancing if needed.  Your official time will not start until your cross the timing mats.

Hand Sanitiser

Hand sanitiser will be readily available at the refueling station, registration, gear drop and waste stations areas. Please help yourself as often as needed.

Important!  Please do not attend if you:

  • are unwell
  • are a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19
  • are waiting for a test result for COVID-19
  • are self-isolating.

Continue to practice good hygiene. This means:

  • Keeping 2 metres away from people you don’t know
  • Covering coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues or coughing/sneezing into your elbow
  • Disposing of used tissues appropriately in a bin
  • Using the hand sanitiser located around the event site:
    • before eating or handling food
    • after using the toilet
    • after coughing, sneezing, blowing your nose or wiping children’s noses
    • after touching public surfaces

Everyone who registered at least four weeks prior to the event – by midnight on September 6th – will have their race number posted out a few weeks prior to the event. If you registered with an Auckland Half Marathon Series (AHMS) Series Pass, you will receive race numbers for all five events in the series – plus your free hoodie – by courier. For those entering just the Devonport event, your personalised race number will arrive through the mail.

Keep your race number safe! Your race number includes your integrated, disposable timing tag on the back. Because of this, replacement bibs cost $10 – so don’t lose yours!

I Don’t Have My Race Number Yet!
If you registered after September 6th, you will need to collect your race number (and hoodie if you purchased an AHMS Series Pass) from the Registration tent at the race venue on race weekend. There are two opportunities to do this:

  • Pre-race registration runs from 4pm – 5pm at the race venue on the day prior to the event (Saturday)
  • Race-day registration opens at 6:00am. We advise those who still have to collect their race number to allow a little bit more time on race morning.

The Registration Tent is easy to find once you get the event venue. Just look for the green marquee with “REGISTRATION” written on it!

Important! Remember to bring your e-ticket. It makes things so much quicker on race day. A link to your e-ticket was sent to you by email when you registered.

Mizuno Auckland Half Marathon Series T-shirt – SALES NOW CLOSED

The Mizuno Auckland Half Marathon Series t-shirt is available to purchase when you register. This genuine Mizuno shirt features the Auckland Half Marathon Series logo. You can order your t-shirt during the entry process or – if you change your mind later – add it to your registration order. Note that these event t-shirts are made to order so they must be pre-purchased if you would like to receive it at the Devonport Half Marathon event.  You can pick it up from the Merchandise tent at the venue during pre-race registration or on race day. The t-shirt design will be available soon via the online registration form. Please check sizing carefully.

Cost: $45 

(Pre-purchase only – SALES NOW CLOSED)


Small Medium Large X-Large 2X-Large
Chest (cm) 89-96 97-104 105-112 113-120 121-127
Waist (cm) 73-80 81-87 88-96 97-104 105-111


Chest (cm) 82-88 89-95 96-102 103-109
Waist (cm) 61-67 67-73 73-79 79-85

Important! For the most accurate results, measure yourself in your undergarments. The chest measurement is taken around the fullest part of your chest, keeping the tape firmly under your armpits and around your shoulder blades. The waist measurement is taken from just below your natural waist. Insert your forefinger between the tape and your body to allow ease in fit.

Race Number

It is a requirement of your participation in the event that you wear your race number on the front of your shirt at all times whilst taking part. Your number should be secured to your shirt by a safety pin in each corner (if you don’t have any, come to the Registration desk on race morning). Your electronic timing tag is attached to the back of your race number so be careful not to crease, crush or puncture it.

Pimp Your Bib!
When you register, you will have the opportunity to select a nickname to print on your race number. Feel free to be creative – but please keep it clean folks! If you don’t select a nickname, your first name will be printed instead. If you prefer to fly under the radar – or you want to get creative with a sharpie – just put a full stop in the nickname field and we will leave it blank.

Important! Race numbers are printed in two batches. The first batch is sent to print approximately 28 days prior to the event and will include everyone registered in the event at that time. The second batch is sent to print 3-4 days before the event and includes everyone registered up to that time. Note that once your race number has been printed, it is no longer possible to change the printing. If you transfer your entry to another person and your race number has already been printed, your name will still appear on there.

Important! Please don’t lose your race number. Replacement numbers are $10.

Timing Tag

When you receive your race number, your electronic timing tag will be attached to the back. We are using disposable stick-on timing tags this year. We are sure you will appreciate the convenience of not having to attach a plastic tag to your shoes and then return it at the finish. All you have to remember is to secure your race number to the front of your shirt and you’re all set. Try to avoid holding your arm in front of the number as you cross the finish line (e.g. to turn off your watch) as this can sometimes affect the tag reading. Just wait until a few steps after the timing mat.

Important! There is no need to return your timing tag.

Important! Keep your race number with you when you finish as we will use it to register you in the prize draw for the Awards Ceremony – see below.

Finisher Medal

Everyone who finishes the Devonport Half Marathon – irrespective of distance – will receive a stunning and exclusive commemorative Finisher Medal. The design for the 2020 medal will be revealed here closer to the event.


The revTab is a self-adhesive metal plate which is delivered direct to your home approximately three weeks after your event with your name, distance and time engraved on it. It’s a wonderful way to celebrate and immortalise your achievement. Where possible, our finisher medals have a recess on the back to fit your revTab insert.

revTabs are available for the following events:
– Tauranga Marathon
– Devonport Half Marathon
– Omaha Half Marathon
– Coatesville Half Marathon
– Maraetai Half Marathon
– Waterfront Half Marathon
– Auckland Half Marathon Series Grand Slam (will include all five of your half marathon finishing times in the series)
– Run Devonport
– Run The Point
– Run Albany

You can purchase a revTab when registering for your event. For individual events, they are $15 and for the Auckland Half Marathon Series Grand Slam, they are $19. The price includes delivery to your door. If you didn’t order one when you registered – but would like to do so now – you can do it via my.runningevents.co.nz up until race day. Just click on the LOGIN button at the top of the web site and follow the prompts from there.

Road Closures

The Mizuno Devonport Half Marathon includes several important road and lane closures to help ensure the safety and enjoyment of all stake holders; athletes, spectators and other road users. Whilst no vehicle movements are allowed within the road closures, our traffic management contractors will make all efforts to allow entry and egress for residents where it is safe to do so.

  • ROAD CLOSED: 6:00am – 10:30am
    • King Edward Parade
    • Cheltenham Road
    • Tainui Road
    • Oxford Terrace
    • Takarunga Rd
  • ROAD CLOSED: 6:30am – 9:30am
    • Hamana St – south of Montgomery Ave
  • LANE CLOSED: 6:30am – 9:30am
    • Vauxhall Rd (southbound lane only)
    • Old Lake Rd (southbound lane only)

Running Events would like to place on record our thanks to Auckland Council, Auckland Transport and the local Devonport residents for bearing the inconvenience caused to allow the event to take place in a safe and enjoyable environment.


It is important to note that much of the street parking in the centre of Devonport has a one-hour time limit. If you are thinking you might just take your chances on a Sunday morning … Do Not. Auckland Transport have already informed us that traffic wardens will patrol the area on race morning specifically to discourage this. So please, please, don’t give yourself a nasty headache to come back to after the event.

If you are parking, arrive at the venue in plenty of time and expect a 10-15 minute walk from your parking space to the finish line. Try for un-metered street parking on the major roads; Queens Parade (west of Anne St) or up on Calliope Rd. You may also find street parking in the residential streets outside of the centre. AVOID King Edward Parade which will be closed for the event. These words are our best guess only – you are fully responsible for your own decisions. Please be sure to check parking signs and comply with the parking rules posted – or expect a shock when you return to your vehicle.

Spot Prizes & Merit Awards

The event will conclude with an Awards Ceremony where we will acknowledge some of the excellent performances on the day, as well as giving away thousands of dollars of spot prizes from our sponsors. The ceremony will take place on the main stage at the venue. See the Race Day Schedule for times.

Spot Prizes

We have many wonderful spot prizes to give away including vouchers for Mizuno shoe vouchers and the Garmin Forerunner GPS sports watches. The grand prize is a big screen TV. Remember – you must be present at the prize giving to claim your prize. Only those who scan their timing tags at the spot prize timing point will be eligible to win a prize. The prize draw timing point will be activated approximately 15-20 minutes before the ceremony – listen out for announcements. All you have to do is walk across the timing mat with your race number and you will be registered in the draw. Easy as!

Important! In the event of inclement weather, we may elect to cancel the Awards Ceremony. Listen out for announcements on the PA or check out our Facebook page. If this does happen, all prize winners will be announced on our Facebook page and prizes will be couriered out to them.

Merit Awards

Beautiful glass trophies will be awarded to:

  • Top 3 men and women overall in the following events …
    • Half Marathon Run,
    • Half Marathon Competitive Walk,
    • 10K Classic Run,
    • 10K Classic Competitive Walk
    • 5K Fun Run & Walk
  • Top 3 boys and girls in the 2K Dash for …
    • Ages 7 & Under
    • Ages 8 & Over

Important! There are no merit prizes for the 15k event. The 15k distance is a training event for those aiming for the Auckland Marathon.


Thanks to the good guys at the Auckland YMCA club, we will have pacers available to help you reach you race goals. Our pacers will be wearing a hydration pack with their target time flag attached. Look out for the flags during the pre-race safety briefing or at the finish line. When you find them – stick to them like glue! Right to the finish line!

Target Time Colour
1’30” White
1’40” Green
1’50” Blue
2’00” Red
2’10” Yellow
2’20” Orange (subject to availability)

Information For Walkers

Running Events welcome walkers in all of our events, irrespective of the distance. Walkers routinely make up around 15-20% of the total field. We take the needs of our walkers seriously and have made changes to how our events operate to allow walkers to be appropriately recognised and accommodated. The notes here will help you, as a walker, to get the most from the event and help familiarise you with our setup for walkers.

Important! In the spirit of fair competition, we ask that all competitors adhere strictly to the rules. Competitive Walkers must not run or jog at any time during the event and must maintain contact with the ground at all times.

Hybrid Walk/Run or Competitive Walk?
When registering for a race distance which includes a competitive walk prize, you will be prompted to identify yourself as Runner, Hybrid Run/Walk or Competitive Walker. If you plan to walk most of the way but want to have the option to jog or run at any point, you should select the hybrid option. If you intend to walk throughout the event and want to measure yourself against other walkers, you should choose the Competitive Walk option.

Important! Hybrid run/walk competitors should start on the same start horn as the runners. For the 21K and 10K distances, Competitive Walk participants should start on the dedicated walkers start which will be three minutes after the main field.

Are There Prizes?
Please see the Merit Awards section for details of prizes. To be eligible for awards, walkers must enter in the Competitive Walk category, start on the Competitive Walk start signal and must only walk during the event.

How Is the Walking Competition Judged?
Unfortunately, we are not able to provide walking judges for our events. Therefore, we rely upon the integrity of those taking part to adhere to the rules of the walking competition and not run or jog at any time. In our experience over the years, we have found that the most common error in the walking competition is where people register as a competitive walker but decide to run on race day. We have worked around this issue by having a dedicated race start for walkers wherever there are Competitive Walk merit prizes at stake.

Important! We do not make judgement calls on disqualifications based on reports from other competitors. Unless advised otherwise by the competitor in question, we trust the integrity of our competitive walkers. In all cases, the Race Director’s decision shall be final.

Cut-Off Times

The official cut-off times are:
3.5 hrs for the Half-Marathon
2 hrs for the 10km Classic & 15km Hit Out
1 hr for the 5km Fun Run & Walk

Marshals, aid stations, traffic management, signage, etc. – may all be removed from the course on a schedule equal to the course cut off pace. If you are unable to maintain the course cut off pace, you must be ready to stop participating and make your way back to the finish area. At your option, you may elect to continue and complete the course at your own volition. This means you must carry sufficient water and nutrition for your needs, be able to direct yourself around the course and observe and care for your own safety. Where the event has been taking place on closed roads, you must move onto the footpath – where one exists – or to the side of the road and continue as a pedestrian.

Running Events want to encourage all of our participants to make it to the finish line – no matter how long it takes. The above conditions notwithstanding, we are normally at the race site conducting the awards ceremony or packing up the site for at least an hour after the official close off. Provided you make yourself known to us when you finish – and confirm that you followed the correct course – we will be delighted to record your finish time in the official results and present you with your finisher medal.

Event Safety

It is compulsory for all participants to attend, listen to and heed the advice of the safety briefing. Above all else, however, please understand that no roads are closed during the event. You have sole responsibility for your own safety. Do not leave any pavement, cross any road, pass any driveway unless you deem it is safe for you to do so.

Please remind your own spectators that they should not attempt to accompany you in vehicles, bikes or otherwise. They must follow the normal rules of the road to reach vantage points.

Important! A copy of the approved Health & Safety plan is available from Running Events on request.

Course Safety

Remember that other a very small area near the start and finish of the event, all roads are open to the public at all times. Stick to the pavement where one exists and do not cross any intersection unless you have determined to your own satisfaction that it is safe to do so.

Please remember the golden rule … Always give way to vehicles. No matter who has right of way, vehicles always win.

Course & Venue Maps

Know where you’re going … then train to get there. Maps for all race distances and the event venue.

Half Marathon

Hugging the stunning coastline of the Devonport peninsula, the half marathon features a 10km loop to the east which takes in beautiful Narrow Neck Beach and the amazing views from North Head. The western out-and-back takes in Stanley Bay and the navy fields at Ngataringa. Pure. Coastal. Magic!

Half Marathon Course Map

10K Classic (& 15k)

The Devonport foreshore, Narrow Neck Beach and the stunning views from North Head – what a beautiful way to spend a Sunday morning!
Important! 15k competitors start with and complete the entire 10k classic before continuing on the half marathon course to a turnaround point at the Navy Sports fields (see Google and Plotaroute map links below).

Half Marathon Course Map
15K (PLOTA.)

5K Fun Run & Walk

What better way to spend a spring Sunday morning than an easy 5k run or walk with your friends? The Devonport Half Marathon 5k features a flat section to North Head – stunning views from the top and flat section to the finish line. Perfect!

Half Marathon Course Map

2km Kids’ Dash

Kids, start your engines! A thrilling burn along closed King Edward Parade to the turnaround and back to the finish line. Pure adrenaline! Every kid who finishes receives one of our great Devonport Half Marathon dog tags – ideal for show-and-tell on Monday morning.

Half Marathon Course Map

Venue Map

Windsor Reserve – right on the southern tip of the Devonport Peninsula and next to the ferry terminal – is the place to be on race day for all the action. Check out the location of all the most important facilities – like toilets, toilets and toilets – so you know where to head on race morning.

Half Marathon Course Map

Past Events

Results, photos, video and more from previous editions of the Harcourts Cooper & Co Devonport Half Marathon




2019 VIDEO
2017 VIDEO

Photo Gallery

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Your my.runningevents.co.nz dashboard allows you to make a variety of changes to your registration without even needing to ask us. How good is that? From within your account, you can update your contact details, upgrade or downgrade your race selection or transfer your entry to another person. You can also add additional items like t-shirts and revTabs to your registration and pay the extra online. Just click on the LOGIN link in the menu and follow the prompts to access the system or create a new account. Provided your account is email validated, you will find all of your registrations listed here. Select the one you wish to change and follow the Make Changes options from there. If you do have any difficulties, please just get back to us through this Contact Form.

Full details on our Refund & Transfer policy can be found here.

Important: Please do not ask for an exception. Our refund and transfer policy is clearly stated and applied evenly, without exception. We do not make exceptions to this policy under any circumstances whatsoever.

Single Race Registrations

  • If you registered at least 28 days prior to race day. your race number – with timing device attached – will be sent to you in the mail to the address specified in your registration. If you change address, make sure you let us know in time. You can expect to receive this approximately 7-10 days prior to the event.
  • If you registered within the last 28 days prior to race day, you will need to collect your race number from the Registration Tent at the event venue during the pre-race or race-morning registration sessions. See the event web site INFO section for details.

Series Pass Registrations

  • If you registered for an Auckland Half Marathon Series Pass at least 28 days prior to the Devonport Half Marathon, all of your race numbers (for all of the series events) and other materials will be sent to you by courier. You can expect to receive this approximately 7-10 days prior to the Devonport event. If you registered within the final 28 days prior to the Devonport Half Marathon, your race numbers and other materials will be available to collect from the Registration Tent at the Devonport event venue during the pre-race or race-morning registration sessions. See the event web site INFO section for details.
  • If you registered for an North Shore Run Series Pass before the early December courier deadline, your race number and other materials will be sent to you by courier. You can expect to receive this approximately 7-10 days prior to Christmas. If you registered after the courier deadline, your race number and other materials will be available to collect from the Registration Tent at the Race One event venue during the pre-race or race-morning registration sessions. See the event web site INFO section for details and to check the exact date of the courier deadline.


  • If you ordered any merchandise with your registration, it will be available for collection from the Merchandise tent at the event venue during either the pre-race or race morning registration times. See the event web site INFO section for details.

Our MyLaps disposable timing tags are small stickers that can be found on the back of your race number.  The tag sends out a unique UHF signal that identifies you and records the exact time at which you passed the detection mats. The tags are designed to withstand rain, sweat and normal wear-and-tear – but please don’t fold or bend the bib as this can damage it.  All you need to do to make sure your result is properly recorded is to wear your race number on the front of your shirt throughout the event. The tag is disposable – you do not need to return it after the event.

Important! Keep hold of your race number after you finish. You will need it to register for the prize draw at the Awards Ceremony. Listen out for announcements.

Of course! We love walkers and all of our events are open to runners, joggers and walkers alike. Many of our events offer specific merit prizes, start times and rules for competitive walkers. Please check the event web site and you will find this information on the “Walkers” tab.

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