Come and Join us for our 5TH year oF THE A2E!

Sunday 17th November 2019

21km, 12km, 3km Run or Walk along the Manawatu River

Course Details

All distances are point-to-point and finish at our clubrooms in the Esplanade.

  • The 21 km course starts at Ashhurst Domain and runs along the riverside track, through Winstone Aggregates depot, then a few kilometres of rustic rural roads from Te Matai Road to join the Manawatu Riverside Walkway and finish at our clubrooms.

  • The 12 km course commences at the entry to Winstone Aggregates Depot on Te Matai Road, heads a few kilometres along rustic rural roads from Te Matai Road to join the Manawatu Riverside Walkway and finish at our clubrooms.

  • The 3 km course commences at the Drink Station on the Bridle Track near the end of Albert Street.

21 km and 12 km courses have FREE buses to the start lines at Ashhurst Domain and Te Matai Road respectively. There are no buses for the 3 km course.

Event Start TIMES

21 km Walkers - starts at 08:30

21 km Runners - starts at 09:30

12 km Runners and Walkers - start at 09:30

3 km Runners and Walkers - start at 09:30 (enter on the day only).

Entry FeeS

  • 21 km run or walk $35

  • 12 km run or walk $25

  • 3 km run and walk $5 (enter on the day only, cash only).

  • LATE FEE of an extra $10 will apply from 5pm Wednesday 13 November 2019. This will also apply to all entries on the day, except for the 3 km run.


We are taking entries on the day - all points are CASH ONLY PLEASE.  Every entrant, including those who have entered online needs to "sign in/register" on the day to collect your entry wristband.

If you are catching the bus to either of the 21 km or 12km start lines, these depart from the Esplanade. Please register with us at the clubrooms before heading to the buses. Registration is open from 6:45am onwards. On the day: CASH ONLY.

If you are heading directly to Ashhurt Domain to register, that is open from the Domain at 07:45am.  On the day: CASH ONLY.

If you are heading directly to the 12km course to register, that is open from 0845.  On the day: CASH ONLY.

This is a no-frills, non-timed event. We will have a finishers clock at the finish line. We encourage you to come along with your family and friends and have fun.

Bus Times

21 km Walkers - buses depart at 07:30

21 km Runners - buses depart at 08:30

12 km Runners and Walkers - buses depart at 08:45


Collect your finishers medal at the completion of the 21 km and 12 km events only.



Requests for refunds must be notified in writing to Manawatu Striders ( before 5pm on Friday 8 November 2019. $10 of your entry fee will be retained to cover administration costs.

After 8 November, entry fees are non-refundable. Please note you do have the option of entry transfer to a friend or a distance change (subject to availability).


If you have entered but are unable to take part on the day, you may transfer your entry to a friend. Please contact us at by Friday 8 November 2019.


You are welcome to change the distance you have entered for (subject to availability) up to Friday 8 November 2019.

To change down from the 21km to the 12km - no charge. Note that no refunds will be given on the difference in entry fees.

To change up from the 12km to the 21km - you will only need to pay the difference in entry fee.

Please contact us at to arrange this, or we can sort this on the day.


In the interest of providing a safe and enjoyable event experience for all entrants please take into account the following:

  • We are a non-smoking event. There is no smoking allowed on course, at event HQ, or the parking area.

  • Keep to the left of the course to allow people to pass on the right

  • Be courteous to your fellow participants at all times

  • Please obey instructions from race officials and volunteers at all times


  • Headphones are permitted but please please make sure you can still hear marshals and people around you

  • All runners and walkers must stick to the course

  • Dogs - No dogs are allowed on the course and cannot be accompanied by cyclists, vehicles or non-entered competitors.

  • Bikes - No bikes allowed on the course. This is a safety issue.

  • Competitors enter at their own risk.



We are grateful to winstone aggregates for allowing us access via their depot.  Please note that only competitors when completing the course can enter winstone aggregates - no spectators can enter.