SUNDAY 26 MAY 2019
EntrIES ARE NOW OPEN!
Enter before 30 April 2019 to have your name printed on your race number
Standard pricing ends at 5pm Sunday 12 May 2019 - after this a late entry fee of $10 applies to all distances
Online Entries close – Thursday 23 May 2019 at 5pm.
Registration and race number pick-up is on Saturday 25 May at Massey University Activity Centre between 1:30pm and 4pm
OR at the event from 7am and at least 45 minutes before your event start time. Marathon walkers - you will need to collect on the Saturday afternoon, or contact us to make an alternative arrangement.
Entry fees are detailed below. We also offer a kids MaraFun event free of charge - a distance of 0.7km (short) or 2.3km (long). There is no need to register for this event.
This year we will be awarding medals to all finishers of the marathon, half marathon and 10km events.
The event starts and finishes from Massey University, Recreational Centre, Palmerston North.
Course maps can be found at the bottom of this page.
The timings for the day are as below:
0700 Marathon Walkers
0800 Marathon Runners
0830 Half Walkers
0930 Half Runners
1015 Kids MaraFun
All courses will be officially closed at 1345.
Prizegiving (marathon and half marathon results only) and the major spot prize draw will be held at approximately 1400. Please see note below on spot prizes regarding eligibility.
Event HQ will offer the full post-race experience; where you can relax, soak up the atmosphere, appreciate a well-earned massage, refuel, and enjoy celebrating your achievement with friends and family.
There will be parking at Massey on the day but please note Orchard Road is closed so you will need to access the parking from Old West Road.
The Timing Team will be taking care of all of our timing needs on the day. You must remember not to cover your race number as you pass over the start/finish line as this can affect the integrity of the chip timing.
Disposable timing chips are attached to the back of your race number and will record your time.
Timing chips do not need to be returned.
We have partnered with some awesome businesses this year and have some great spot prizes to give away. Keep an eye on our facebook page as we’ll be showcasing these soon.
Minor spot prizes are available to all participants.
The major spot prize draw is only available to marathon and half marathon entrants. Your race number will include a tear off section, which you must place in the prize draw barrel to be eligible. You must then be present at prizegiving to claim a prize. In the event of a no-show, the prize will be redrawn.
CHANGES TO registration
Requests for refunds must be notified in writing to Manawatu Striders (email@example.com) before 5pm on Sunday 5 May 2019. 25% of your entry fee will be retained to cover administration costs.
After 5 May, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday 12 May 2019.
For health and safety reasons, it is important for us to know the correct identity of every athlete on the course. Please do not give your race number to someone else without lodging the new details with us. Please note that if you have a personalised race number, it will have the name of the original entrant.
CHANGE OF DISTANCE
You are welcome to change the distance you have entered for (subject to availability) up to Sunday 12 May 2019.
To change down a distance (eg half marathon to 10km) - free of charge. Note that no refunds will be given on the difference in entry fees.
To change up a distance (eg 5km to 10km) - you will only need to pay the difference in entry fee.
Please contact us at email@example.com to arrange this.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
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
RACE DAY RULES
Place-getters are from gun time
Nordic Walkers - Walkers are allowed to use walking poles but will not qualify for a winners prize
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.
Runners may walk but walkers may not run. If you think you will run any part of the course you must enter as a runner.
Competitors enter at their own risk.
THERE ARE NO ROAD CLOSURES