Information EVENTS Full Marathon Distance 42.2km. This event is opened to all runners 18 years of age and over on Race Day. The start time is 8.00am - 1km south of the Royal Albatross Colony, Taiaroa Heads on the Otago Peninsula. Buses will depart between 6.15am and 6.30am from Race Headquarters, Forsyth Barr Stadium. There will be NO EARLY STARTS and because of the time limit of 5 hours, all competitors are expected to complete the course by 1.00pm. We will not accept entries from anyone wanting to walk the Marathon (refer to "Course Details" for description and Map). Half Marathon Distance 21.1km. This event is open to all runners. For those over 12 and less than 16 years of age, written consent from a parent / guardian must accompany the Entry Form. The start at 9.30am will be in the carpark on the east side of Race Headquarters, Forsyth Barr Stadium (refer to "Course Details" for description and map) Recreational Walk Distance 21.1km. A reasonable level of fitness is required for those taking part in this section of the event and Age Limits apply ( see below ). No Running Will Be Allowed - If you intend to run you should enter the Half Marathon running section. The start at 9.30am will be in the carpark on the east side of Race Headquarters, Forsyth Barr Stadium (refer to "Course Details" for description and map). Age Limits The Full Marathon is open to all persons 18 years and over on race day. The Half Marathon Run and Recreational Walk is open to all persons, those over 12 and less than 16 years of age will require written consent from a parent / guardian and this must accompany their entry form. We will not accept any entries from those under the age of 12. Time Limit It is important that all competitors are well prepared to take on the distance they have entered. To assist you please refer to Training Schedules. We have permission to conduct this event between 8.00am and 1.00pm. All competitors must complete the course by 1.00pm. No support will be provide after this time. PRIZES and AWARDS Full Marathon (Men,Women and Masters) 1st $500 2nd $300 3rd $150 4th $100 Masters 1st $150 Masters 50+ 1st $100 Half Marathon (Men, Women and Masters) 1st $300 5th $75 2nd $200 6th $50 3rd $150 7th $40 4th $100 8th $30 Masters 1st $75 2nd $50 3rd $40 Masters finishing in a higher place of the Full Marathon or Half Marathon will be entitled to the Open prize if this exceeds the Masters prize. Half Marathon Recreational Walkers are eligible for Spot Prizes which will be draw at the Presentation Ceremony.