Bayleys Marathon Course

Simple description

The Bayleys Marathon, two person and four person relay is a point to point course that starts at the gates to Egmont National Park (460m above sea level) on the flanks of the imposing dormant volcano Mount Taranaki and then winds its way through picturesque North Taranaki countryside, along the Coastal Walkway, finishing at East End Reserve, Nobs Line, New Plymouth.

Start times

  • Bayleys Marathon & Marathon Relay competitors
    • Walkers: 6:30am
    • Runners: 7:30am

Note: Any slower runners (over 5 hrs 30 minutes) who wish to start with the walkers should contact the Race Secretary, Helen Begg or phone 027 331 0188.

Marathon and Marathon relay start notes

  • No vehicles will be permitted past Kaimiro Hall (4km from start) after 7.30am.
  • Competitors and supporters travelling up Egmont Road to the start line must take extreme care as walkers will be coming down this section of the road.
  • Parking is not permitted around the start area. The road must be clear for the competitors at all times.

Basic Course Map

Click here to view a map of the course.


  •  0km – start at gates of Egmont National Park, heading north-east on Egmont Road
  • 3.85km – turn right onto Upper Lepper Road
  • 4.04km – aid station
  • 6.24km – head south-west on Lepper Road towards Upland Road
  • 6.24km – turn right onto Bedford Road (North)
  • 9km – aid station/toilets
  • 9.08km – turn left onto Upper Dudley Road
  • 12.95km – turn left onto Mountain Road/SH 3
  • 13.62km – turn right onto Standish Street, Inglewood
  • 14km – aid station
  • 14.06km – turn right onto Rata Street
  • 14.09km – turn left onto Elliot Street
  • 14.6km – toilets (TET Stadium)
  • 14.6km – turn left onto Carrington Street
  • 14.81km – turn right onto Standish Street
  • 15km – turn left onto Humphries Street
  • 15.2km – turn right onto Mountain Road/SH 3A
  • 19km – aid station
  • 21.1km – aid station – toilet (half way)
  • 24km – aid station
  • 25.45km – turn left onto Manutahi Road
  • 26.1km – turn right onto Corbett Road
  • 28km – aid station
  • 30.56km – turn left at Cygnet Drive
  • 30.86km – turn left at Swans Road
  • 31.28km – turn right onto De Havilland Drive
  • 31.77km – turn right onto Mangati Walkway
  • 32km – aid station
  • 32.8km – turn left at Parklands Avenue, Bell Block
  • 33km – turn right onto Smeaton Road
  • 33.2km – toilets (public)
  • 34.1km – move onto Coastal Walkway by Velodrome
  • 34.5km – turn left on walkway to Ellesmere Avenue, Bell Block
  • 35.07km – turn left at Parklands Avenue
  • 35.32km – turn right at Nugent Street
  • 35.82km – turn right into Mueli Serive Lane
  • 35.84km – aid station
  • 35.84km – turn right onto Pohutakawa Terrace
  • 36.9km – turn right at Links Drive
  • 38km – aid station
  • Continue through The Links onto Coastal Walkway
  • 38.1km – turn left on walkway – follow walkway
  • 39.62km – turn right on walkway off Te Wera Wera Bridge
  • 40km – aid station/toilet
  • 40.4km – turn left on walkway at Waiwakaiho Head
  • 42.2km – finish line at East End Reserve, Nobs Line, New Plymouth