FAQ

  1. What date is the ‘Mountain to Surf’ Marathon?
  2. Where is the course?
  3. What is the elevation of the course?
  4. What temperatures would I expect to encounter?
  5. What event options are there?
  6. What is the start time?
  7. How much does it cost to enter?
  8. When will entries be available?

What date is the ‘Mountain to Surf’ Marathon

The long running Bayleys ‘Mountain to Surf’ Marathon is arguably New Zealand’s fastest marathon. The event will be run on Saturday 7 March 2015. This is the 36th anniversary of this event.

Where is the course?

The ‘Mountain to Surf’ is a great course to record a ‘Personal Best’. The event is a point to point course that starts at the gates of Egmont National Park on the flanks of the imposing dormant volcano Mount Taranaki and then winds its way through picturesque North Taranaki countryside to the Tasman Sea in the seaside town of Waitara. The course is run entirely on tarsealed roads, the greater part (about two thirds) of these being quiet country roads. Click here to view maps of the course.

What is the elevation of the course?

Start elevation – 460 metres above sea level.

Finish elevation – sea level. Approximately one third of the elevation drop occurs within the first five kilometres, from then, while encountering a few relatively easy undulations on route, the course gently loses elevation to the finish.

What temperatures would I expect to encounter?

While Taranaki’s climate is generally temperate we from time to time in the late part of summer encounter variable temperatures and weather patterns. Weather conditions can vary from cool, wet and windy to warm and humid (sometimes all on the same day!). Typical start temperature – 10 degrees C (+ or -) and a typical finish temperature of up to approximately 25 degrees C.

What event options are there?

  • Marathon – 42.2km point to point course (from the gates of Egmont National Park to Marine Park, Waitara). For full course details refer here
  • Marathon Relay (2 person team – change over at half way at Inglewood – each do 21.1km, point to point course (from the gates of Egmont National Park to Marine Park,Waitara). For full course details refer here
  • Marathon Relay (4 person team – change over at half way at Inglewood – 1st leg 9km, 2nd leg 10.4km, 3rd leg 10.6km and 4th leg 12.2km), point to point course (from the gates of Egmont National Park to Marine Park,Waitara). For full course details refer here
  • Half Marathon – 21.1km point to point course (from Inglewood  to the Marine Park, Waitara). For full course details refer here

Runners and walkers are both welcome to participate in our event.

What is the start time?

Marathon, Two-Person Relay and Four-Person Relay Walkers – 6.30am (Gates to Egmont National Park)

Marathon, Two-Person Relay and Four-Person Relay Runners – 7.30am (Gates to Egmont National Park)

Half Marathon Runners – 9.30am (Inglewood)

Half Marathon Walkers – 9.40am (Inglewood)

Complimentary transport is provided to the event start and from the event finish. This transport runs to and from our Race Headquarters – The Auto Lodge in New Plymouth.

How much does it cost to enter?

The fee depends on the distance you are doing. Below are the 2014 fees.

Distance

Regular fee

Late fee

up to 12.05am on Sunday
15 February 2015
from 12.05am Sunday 15 February 2015
to 11.59pm on Wednesday 4 March 2015
Marathon – Individual $90 $120
Half Marathon – Individual $60 $90
Marathon – Relay (teams of 2) $110 (for the team) $140 (for the team)
Marathon – Relay (teams of 4) $120 (for the team) $150 (for the team)

When will entries be available?

Entries for the 2015 Bayleys Mountain to Surf Marathon are now open. Click on the link below.