- What date is the ‘Mountain to Surf’ Marathon?
- Where is the course?
- What is the elevation of the course?
- What temperatures would I expect to encounter?
- What event options are there?
- What is the start time?
- Do you provide accommodation?
- How much does it cost to enter?
- 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. While traditionally run on the first Sunday in march, for 2013, the event will be run on Sunday 3rd March 2013.
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?
The ‘Mountain to Surf’ can be completed either in its entirety as a full marathon or alternatively as a two person team with respective team members each completing a half marathon.The mid way changeover occurs as the event makes its way through the rural town of Inglewood. A team matchmaking service is provided for participants that do not have a partner. If this is a requirement please contact us as early as possible in the lead up to race day.
Runners and walkers are both welcome to participate in our event.
What is the start time?
Walkers – 6.00am (full and team).
Runners – 7.15am (full and team). Complimentary transport is provided to the event start and from the event finish. This transport runs to and from our Race Headquarters – The Quality Hotel Plymouth International in New Plymouth.
Do you provide accommodation?
Special marathon accommodation rates are available at our Race Headquarters – The Quality Hotel Plymouth International.
How much does it cost to enter?
The fee depend on the distance you are doing.
The following are the 2013 fees.
|up to 11:59pm Sunday 4th November 2012||12am Monday 5th November 2012 to
11:59pm Sunday 24th February 2013
|from 12am Monday 25th February 2013|
|Marathon – Individual||$70||$75||$90|
|Marathon – Relay (teams of 2)||$90 (for the team)||$100 (for the team)||$125 (for the team)|
|Half Marathon – Individual||$45||$50||$65|
|10k – Individual||$30||$35||$45|
|Kids event (2.2k)||$15||$15||$20|
When will entries be available?
Entries for the 2013 Bayleys Mountain to Surf Marathon are now open.