Race Events 8.00am - MARATHON STARTS Distance 42.2km. 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, Sargood Centre Logan Park Drive. 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). 9.15am - QUARTER MARATHON RUN and RECREATIONAL WALK STARTS Quarter marathon, distance of 11.7k will start in Logan Park Drive opposite the Sargood Centre head south cross Union Street East and runs around the front of the Stadium onto Magnet St then follows the Walkway/Cycleway to Port Chalmers. 9.30am - HALF MARATHON RUN STARTS The start at 9.30am will be in Logan Park Drive opposite the Sargood Centre (refer to "Course Details" for description and map) 9.33am - HALF MARATHON RECREATIONAL WALK STARTS 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 Logan Park Drive opposite the Sargood Centre. (refer to "Course Details" for description and map). Age Limits The age on race day applies to all races. The Full Marathon is open to all persons 18 years and over. The Half Marathon Run and Recreational Walk is open to all persons 12 years of age and over. 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 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. Preparation 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.